Nowhere else in the Czech Republic will you have such a selection of hotels and restaurants as in Prague. Here, luxury hotels of such renowned names as Four Seasons, Hilton, Sheraton, Mandarin Oriental and Kempinski are represented, and there are hundreds of other five, four and three star hotels and pensions. For gourmets, a mark of quality is the first Michelin star in Central Europe, which was awarded to the Prague restaurant Allegro. Other restaurants, featuring the cooking of Czech and foreign chefs, also endeavour to increase the prestige of Czech gastronomy.
Shopping in Prague is wonderfully simple. On Wenceslaus Square and the adjacent street Na P?íkop? are located well known international fashion labels, while Pa?ížská Street is home to luxury boutiques. Large shopping centres offering everything from food to furniture under one roof can be reached by metro. If, however, you are pining for something original and already have Czech jewellery, crystal or wooden toys from previous visits, focus on Czech fashion and design. In the city centre, have a look around the boutiques of Czech fashion designers at the Czech Fashion Centre (www.czechfashion.cz). Remarkable design pieces can be purchased in stores such as Kubista (www.kubista.cz) and Futurista (www.futurista.cz)