Atlantic Palace is one of the most prominent architectural gems of Karlovy Vary. Construction was started in 1912 by the Viennese architect Fritz Mahler and the house was opened on May 1st 1914. Builder of this building was Alois Klein, a respected businessman and hotelier from Carlsbad. In its time, it was clearly the most modern building in the city. The decoration of the house were by designers from the famous Wiener Werkstaette company, which opened an office inside this building. Viennese sculptor Michael Powolny created statues of angels, which still adorn the facade of the building and are its symbols.
The building and its owner had unsettled fate. In 1938 Alois Klein had to escape the fascists abroad and the hause was foreclosed by Greater German Reich. After expropriation by the state in 1945, the palace was slowly devastated, which in 1962 culminated in the destruction of unique onyx facade in the ground floor and mezzanine. Until 1989, the house was used by Carlsbad state company Interhotels. After a lengthy resolution of restitution claims and return to the original owners of the house started at the beginning of the new millennium with its successive corrections.
Atlantic for its exceptional value entered in the list of cultural monuments.
Boutique Hotel Atlantic Palace has 21 luxurious and stylishly furnished rooms with unique views and balconies, a restaurant on the top floor of the building. Our wellness is opened 12 hours per a day and offers perfect full-service for your health. Relax centre also offers a full spa treatment with hot spring water.
Simplicity, elegance, style, luxury - these words accurately characterize the interiors of Luxury Spa Hotel Atlantic Palace.
After extensive renovation, which was made in the twenty-first century, the hotel has saved all the original elements of style Wiener Werstätte. Ideas of the Wiener Werkstätte very inspired by the Arts and Crafts movement, which, at that time, affected in England. Wiener Werkstätte, however, had its own unique style, which reflected in their products - jewellery, decorative materials, furniture, ceramics and designs on clothing. The fastener was a hallmark of their simplicity in decoration and shapes and their unusual geometric design. From the Arts and Crafts movement, the Wiener Werkstätte also differed by more focused on a narrower range of customers, their intention was not to produce ordinary products, but rather the individual pieces.
Single piece, a jewel of Carlsbad, it is Luxury Spa Hotel Atlantic Palace.
The guest rooms are furnished in bright minimalist chic furniture with debug upholstery, work desk and telephone. Of course there are electronic locks, safe or LCD TV with satellite channels. The room has a spacious bathroom with toilet, shower, bidet, hairdryer, cosmetic mirror and quality cosmetics. Throughout your stay you will have the opportunity to borrow the hotel bathrobes and slippers for extra comfort.
Carlsbad and Atlantic
Carlsbad lies in West Bohemia at the confluence of the Teplá River and the Ohře River, about 120 km west of Prague. It is the largest and best-known spa city in the Czech Republic.
Charles IV founded the city in the 14th century. According to the legend, the Emperor had the city built soon after the accidental discovery of thermal springs by his hunting retinue. The spa facilities enjoyed the favour of many aristocratic houses and rich burghers as early as the 16th century. Owing to a series of natural disasters, only a few buildings have been preserved from that period. Most architectonic monuments originated in the 18th and the 19th century when the city experiences a „period of abundance“.
Boutique Hotel Atlantic Palace was opened in the early twentieth century, only a few days before the outbreak of the First World War. This listed building is situated in the heart of Karlovy Vary, a stone's throw from the Colonnade at the sight of Stará louka (Old meadow) overlooking the lazily flowing Teplá River. The hotel rooms have a beautiful view of the whole town center, St. Maria Magdalene Church, Theatre Square and the famous mixed forests of Carlsbad.
Our motto "Closer Than You Think ..." perfectly captures both the hotel's location and access of the hotel staff. The Luxury Spa Hotel Atlantic Palace just make you feel at home.
Spa Treatment in Carlsbad
Since the town’s founding the Carlsbad spa treatments have been gradually developing and improving to this day. The treatments help to cure the patients who are mainly suffering from:
- diseases of the digestive tract
- metabolic disorders
- locomotor system diseases
- diseases of liver
- gallbladder and biliary tract
- conditions after oncological diseases
- neurological diseases
Spa resorts and natural healing resources have been used for their positive health effects for years. Carlsbad is one of the cities that has most significantly contributed to the development and global importance of spas.
Czech spas developed the most during the 18th to 20th centuries. During this time, many spas were completely reconstructed into a new artistic form, which is now typical for Czech spas. Many houses and spa hotels were built in a neoclassical, neo-Renaissance or Art Nouveau style, adding to the overall charm and beauty of the spas. In addition, around the spa springs, parks, colonnades, gazebos, and pavilions were all established in order to contribute to the general peaceful and inviting atmosphere. Spas also became important centers of social and cultural life and gained the name "salons of Europe”.
During their time of greatest acclaim and notoriety, Czech spas attracted prominent personalities of political and cultural life from all around the world. As early as the beginning of the 18th century a visit from Czar Peter the Great in Carlsbad greatly contributed to the development of spas in the Czech Republic. The West Bohemia spa triangle, formed by Carlsbad, Marienbad and Franzenbad, became a favorite destination for the elite. The top of the ruling aristocracy gathered in the spas to conduct political and business meetings, organize balls.