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Christmas party in Mamaison Residence Downtown Prague collected presents for the children’s home in Písek

Christmas party in Mamaison Residence Downtown Prague collected presents for the children’s home in Písek

Prague / Czech Republic / 8. December 2016

Mamaison Residence Downtown Prague, which is part of the portfolio of the biggest Czech hotel group CPI Hotels, prepared the themed party „Lonely Christmas Tree“  for the corporate clients who could not only soak up the festive atmosphere but also bring the smile to the children from orphanages. In collaboration with the foundation Chance 4 Children, the hotel representatives along with the hotel director, Martina Černá, have picked educational and sport themed presents for the kids from Children’s Home in Písek. 

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CPI Hotels enters into partnership with the Culinary Arts Project. It is preparing a revolution in the practical training of students

CPI Hotels enters into partnership with the Culinary Arts Project. It is preparing a revolution in the practical training of students

Prague / Czech Republic / 21. October 2016

The biggest Czech hotel group, CPI Hotels, has turned partner to the educational programme Culinary Arts (CA). The company’s hotels in the Czech Republic have undertaken to co-operate exclusively with secondary vocational schools, which guarantee the introduction of an educational programme on Culinary Arts principles. Teaching within this educational programme in the next three years shall also involve hotel chefs and their deputies. The company announced co-operation at the press conference under the subtitle Training of Cooks in Bohemia, version 2.0. In collaboration with the CA Project, Chef Jiří Roith should ensure the vital quality interlink of theoretical and practical training in schools and practice in hotels and restaurants, where the trainees get their first experience and shape their habits into future employment in the gastronomy industry. At present, the partnership has just accomplished its first month of full operation; from September, the first group of first-year students studying in this programme should get an opportunity to test their newly acquired experience at some of the hotels of the Clarion, Fortuna or Buddha-Bar Hotel Prague brands.

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Clarion Grandhotel Zlatý Lev Liberec celebrates its 110th anniversary with spectacular renovation

Clarion Grandhotel Zlatý Lev Liberec celebrates its 110th anniversary with spectacular renovation

Liberec / Czech Republic / 10. October 2016

Extensive renovation of the interior of the Clarion Grandhotel Zlatý Lev in Liberec, which is part of the portfolio of the biggest Czech hotel group CPI Hotels, has been completed. The hotel restaurant, reception, lobby and 20 rooms on the 3rd floor got a new look. The design and implementation of the transformation of the Art Nouveau hotel was done at a cost of about CZK 17 million. The current stage continues the overhaul from 2014, which renovated the historical façade, terrace, expanded the conference capacity of the hotel and improved the gastronomic facilities. The completed building modifications have thus brought the look of the hotel as close as possible to its appearance at the time of its opening in 1906, which was also attended by Emperor Franz Joseph I. The new thematic design decoration of the interiors is also focused on the 110th anniversary of the hotel’s opening and its famous guests.

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NATO Days in Ostrava with historically the largest number of participants were supplemented by the conference of the military leaders in the

NATO Days in Ostrava with historically the largest number of participants were supplemented by the conference of the military leaders in the

Ostrava / Czech Republic / 22. September 2016

The Ostrava – Mošnov Airport was the venue of NATO Days XVI and Czech Air Force Days VII. The biggest security show in Europe, which could boast a record number of 21 participating countries, was already traditionally supplemented with the closed meeting of world military and police leaders, which took place in the Clarion Congress Hotel Ostrava. 

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Buddha-Bar Hotel Prague and Mamaison Residence Downtown Prague win the European tourism “Oscars”

Buddha-Bar Hotel Prague and Mamaison Residence Downtown Prague win the European tourism “Oscars”

Prague / Czech Republic / 21. September 2016

The five-star Buddha-Bar Hotel Prague and four-star hotel Mamaison Residence Downtown Prague from the portfolio of CPI Hotels, the biggest hotel group in the Czech Republic, won awards at the 23rd anniversary of the European World Travel Awards (WTA), which in September announced the winner with the best results in the area of tourism on the European continent in 2016.

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Charity bazar in Mamaison Hotel Riverside contributes 15 thousand to support the hospital Dr. Clown

Charity bazar in Mamaison Hotel Riverside contributes 15 thousand to support the hospital Dr. Clown

Prague / Czech Republic / 21. September 2016

The Mamaison Hotel Riverside Prague, which is part of the portfolio of the largest Czech hotel group CPI Hotels, organised a party for business partners with a charity overlap. The event with the subtitle “Come and play with us” was targeted not only at introduction of the hotel space to potential clients, but mainly to help a good cause.

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Clarion Congress Hotel Olomouc hosts the prestigious cage fight gala evening

Clarion Congress Hotel Olomouc hosts the prestigious cage fight gala evening

Olomouc / Czech Republic / 16. September 2016

The Clarion Hotel Olomouc was the venue of the fourth year of Cage Fight Olomouc, the peak event of the popular MMA in the Gladiator Championship Fighting tournament series.

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The Chinese Mission Impossible star stayed in Clarion Congress Hotel Olomouc

The Chinese Mission Impossible star stayed in Clarion Congress Hotel Olomouc

Olomouc / Czech Republic / 14. September 2016

Chinese actress Jing Chu Zhang and her team stayed in the Clarion Congress Hotel in Olomouc while shooting The Adventurers, an epic Hong Kong film in which she acts alongside Jean Reno and Andy Lau. The actress was greeted in the Chinese language by hotel manager Robin Hanák.

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The Clarion Hotel in the Giant Mountains was visited by Krakonoš, Little Red Riding Hood and other fairy tale characters

The Clarion Hotel in the Giant Mountains was visited by Krakonoš, Little Red Riding Hood and other fairy tale characters

Špindlerův Mlýn / 28. August 2016

Dozens of children spent a pleasant Saturday afternoon in the fairy tale forest into which the surroundings of the Clarion Hotel Špindlerův Mlýn were transformed. At ten locations, the children were transported into a fairy tale in which they were compelled to fulfil tasks ranging from the characters of princesses, Little Red Riding Hood, Emanuel the Butterfly and the Poppy Doll, Hulka or pirates. The most good-natured children were subsequently greeted by the lord of the mountains, Krakonoš. 

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Mamaison Residence Diana is number one hotel in the Warsaw according to TripAdvisor

Mamaison Residence Diana is number one hotel in the Warsaw according to TripAdvisor

Warsaw / Czech Republic / 28. July 2016

Mamaison Residence Diana in Warsaw is the best hotel property in Polish capital according to the visitors of the world’s largest travel site TripAdvisor which collects reviews and recommendations on accommodation establishments and restaurants from the travelers all over the world. The residence which has 46 studio apartments and suites with kitchenette has peaked the list of the 119 properties in Warsaw in July 2016. The residence opened in 2005 under Mamaison Hotels & Residences brand building the reputation over last decade benefiting from the proximity to the many popular attractions, shops and restaurant and gaining the loyal audience through the first-class services.

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Party for corporate clients in the Clarion Hotel Prague City celebrates the launch of the summer season

Party for corporate clients in the Clarion Hotel Prague City celebrates the launch of the summer season

Prague / Czech Republic / 15. June 2016

The four-star Clarion Hotel Prague City, which belongs to the group of CPI Hotels, organized a party subtitled “Let us pamper you.” for its business partners. The Clarion hotel manager, Marina Zulueta, welcomed the guests in the conference room, which turned into a background for beauty rituals for this occasion, which made the social evening more pleasant for the guests. 

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The Clarion of Olomouc hosts the top volleyball players during the World Grand Prix Olomouc 2016

The Clarion of Olomouc hosts the top volleyball players during the World Grand Prix Olomouc 2016

Olomouc / Czech Republic / 14. June 2016

The Clarion Congress Hotel Olomouc became the official local partner of the second tournament of the prestigious World Grand Prix, which is a celebration of women’s professional volleyball. It provided the national teams of Bulgaria, Canada and players from the Dominican Republic and domestic Czechs with facilities to rest before the strenuous schedule. 

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The Clarion of Ostrava celebrates Children’s day with Magic Nursery, Little Mole and Winnie the Pooh

The Clarion of Ostrava celebrates Children’s day with Magic Nursery, Little Mole and Winnie the Pooh

Ostrava / Czech Republic / 1. June 2016

The Clarion of Ostrava was filled with children’s laughter on Wednesday, June 1. More than a hundred of children from four kindergartens in Ostrava celebrated International Children’s Day here. A tour of the hotel, including the room where the famous sprinter Usain Bolt had slept in previous years, was prepared for the children from 9 am. “I was surprised that the children knew who he was. We can see that children from Ostrava live sport from early on.”, commented with a smile the hotel manager, Radim Beneš, who personally welcomed the children. 

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Clarion Congress Hotel Ostrava hosts a gala evening for the 55th anniversary of the Golden Spike

Clarion Congress Hotel Ostrava hosts a gala evening for the 55th anniversary of the Golden Spike

Ostrava / Czech Republic / 17. May 2016

At the Clarion of Ostrava, a gala evening celebrating the 55th anniversary of the athletics meeting will take place on the eve of the main Golden Spike race. The music star Marie Rottrová will sing in the Diamond hall for more than 200 guests. The highlight of the evening will be the cutting of a cake which will be prepared by the chef confectioner of the hotel, Kateřina Spustová. 

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The Clarion of Ostrava is preparing for the biggest stars of the Golden Spike

The Clarion of Ostrava is preparing for the biggest stars of the Golden Spike

Ostrava / Czech Republic / 17. May 2016

Usain Bolt, Renaud Lavillenie and Ashton Eaton. These are just some of the stars that will shine at this year’s jubilee 55th year of the Golden Spike athletics meeting, which begins on Friday, May 20, in Ostrava. Preparations for their arrival are in full swing at the Clarion Congress Hotel Ostrava, which is the main accommodation partner of the meeting. 

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The Clarion of Olomouc supports the 4th year of the “Day for mom”

The Clarion of Olomouc supports the 4th year of the “Day for mom”

Olomouc / Czech Republic / 10. May 2016

The Clarion Congress Hotel Olomouc supported seven mothers and seven human stories this year. More than ten partners from Olomouc engaged in the “Day for Mom” project of the association Good place to live, which focuses on helping mothers caring for disabled children. A delicious lunch awaited the moms at the Benada restaurant in the Clarion Congress Hotel, which was hosted by the operations hotel manager. 

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60 thousand bees from Pardubice arrived at the roof of the Clarion of Vysočany

60 thousand bees from Pardubice arrived at the roof of the Clarion of Vysočany

Prague / Czech Republic / 5. May 2016

At the beginning of the summer tourist season, the Prague Clarion Congress Hotel Prague welcomed unusual guests. Four beehives, in which more than 60 thousand bees found a home, were ceremoniously placed on the roof of the seven-storey hotel. Hotel manager of the Clarion Congress Hotel Prague, Miroslav Bukva, Commercial Director Andrew Mark and the Principal Hotel Engineer Vladimir Sieber, who will be in charge of the beekeeping, stylishly toasted to the success of the future breeding with mead. “We have been thinking about the beekeeping and use-of-honey-for-our-own-purposes project for several years.  Given the current situation of bee colonies in Prague, it was difficult to obtain the necessary permits from the State Veterinary Administration. 

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Proceeds from the musical beneficial event at Clarion will help hearing-impaired children

Proceeds from the musical beneficial event at Clarion will help hearing-impaired children

České Budějovice / Czech Republic / 11. April 2016

On Friday, the Clarion Congress Hotel of České Budějovice hosted a unique charity event called Extraordinary evening for extraordinary children. The main star of the beneficial concert to support the Nursery and Primary School in Reiger Street in České Budějovice was the violinist Pavel Šporcl. Total proceeds from ticket sales, accompanying sales of snacks, paintings by the illustrator Jan Farkas from Budějovice and others amounted to CZK 44,446. The money will go to organising the 52nd year of national sports games for the hearing impaired, which will be held on June 22 – 25, 2016, in České Budějovice. 

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Women (were) inspired at the Prague Clarion

Women (were) inspired at the Prague Clarion

Prague / Czech Republic / 23. March 2016

The Clarion Congress Hotel Prague in Vysočany was the venue for the 7th year of the two-day conference Equal Pay – “Ženy sobě” (Women to themselves), which is the largest of Czech events addressing the equality of employment opportunities for women and remuneration, personal development and motivation. The non-profit organization Business & Professional Women organized it under the auspices of the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs. The general partner of the conference, Clarion Congress Hotel Prague, had a representative on the main board, too. In the discussion “We work together, we cooperate”, Miroslav Bukva, hotel manager of the Clarion Congress Hotel, spoke. 

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Mamaison Hotel Le Regina named the best boutique hotel in Poland

Mamaison Hotel Le Regina named the best boutique hotel in Poland

Warsaw / Czech Republic / 8. March 2016

Five-star Mamaison Hotel Le Regina Warsaw, which is included in portfolio of CPI Hotels, the largest hotel group in the Czech Republic, won the award for “The Best Boutique Hotel in Poland” at gala evening of Business Traveller Awards 2015 held in Warsaw.

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Ostrava’s Clarion is the venue of choice for the national ODS convention

Ostrava’s Clarion is the venue of choice for the national ODS convention

Ostrava / Czech Republic / 20. January 2016

The conference centre of the Clarion Congress Hotel Ostrava was the venue of the 27th ODS convention on 16 – 17 January 2016, where the party elected its new leadership.  Petr Fiala was confirmed as the Chairman and newly, two women were elected to the leadership at the Ostrava convention.  The traditional opening of the convention, with the Czech national anthem and an introduction by incumbent ODS Chairman Petr Fiala, was followed by the election of the new Chairman and his Deputies.  Lunch, served at the Benada restaurant, was followed by the afternoon programme.

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CPI Hotels expands its portfolio of four-star hotels

CPI Hotels expands its portfolio of four-star hotels

Prague / Czech Republic / 6. January 2016

The portfolio of the country’s largest hotel group, CPI Hotels, expanded as the group took over the Prague Marriott Executive Apartments V Tůních as of 1 January 2016.  It has also been operating the Starlight Suiten Hotel in Budapest since the beginning of December.  The hotels will expand the company’s four-star hotel operations.  The Marriott Executive Apartments have been renamed Mamaison Hotel Downtown Prague and joined the Mamaison Hotels & Residences brand.  The Starlight Suiten Hotel in Budapest is slated to join it at some point in the future.

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A corporate social responsibility award goes to Ostrava

A corporate social responsibility award goes to Ostrava

Ostrava / Czech Republic / 21. December 2015

The trend in supporting corporate social responsibility, thanks to which many international and domestic companies take social, cultural, and environmental aspects into account in conducting their business, has also taken root in the Ostrava region.  Most recently, the Clarion Congress Hotel Ostrava received an award.  The hotel’s Director, Radim Beneš received the National Corporate Social Responsibility Award for 2015 from the President of the Trade and Tourism Association, Marta Nováková and MP Pavel Kováčik at a ceremony held at the Spanish Hall at Prague Castle.  The gala evening was held under the auspices of Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka and was attended by President Miloš Zeman.  Tenor Štefan Margita sang for the winners during the awards ceremony.

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People from Olomouc spent CZK 30,000 on charity punch to help Happy Smile association

People from Olomouc spent CZK 30,000 on charity punch to help Happy Smile association

Olomouc / Czech Republic / 1. December 2015

The last Saturday in November saw another charitable project held at the Christmas Stand of the Dobré místo pro život (A Good Place to Live) civic association.  This time, the residents of Olomouc could purchase Christmas punch from the employees of the Clarion Congress Hotel and Olomouc Smash Gym on Horní náměstí.  The proceeds of sales went to support the Šťastný úsměv (Happy Smile) association, which helps children with a cleft lip.  In total, CZK 29,759 was raised.

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Clarion Congress Hotel Olomouc is the best in Central Europe

Clarion Congress Hotel Olomouc is the best in Central Europe

Olomouc / Czech Republic / 6. November 2015

The Clarion Congress Hotel Olomouc won the award for the best Clarion in Central Europe for 2015 at the Choice Hotels European Annual Convention in Amsterdam, Netherlands.  Georg Schlegel, CEO of Choice Hotels for Central and Eastern Europe, presented the plaque and diploma to Director of Sales and Marketing Patricia Rosenbergová and Leisure Manager Hana Žáková of CPI Hotels, the company that operates Clarion hotels in the Czech Republic at an evening gala.  In addition, the hotel also won an award for recruiting new members for the Choice Hotel Privileges programme, which with its 24 million members worldwide, is one of the fastest-growing loyalty programmes in the tourist industry.

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Charitable bazaar at the Mamaison Hotel Riverside helps the Chance4Children Foundation

Charitable bazaar at the Mamaison Hotel Riverside helps the Chance4Children Foundation

Prague / Czech Republic / 7. October 2015

The Mamaison Hotel Riverside Prague, a member of the CPI Hotels group, held a party for its business partners that included a charitable aspect.  The objective was not only to present the hotel to potential clients, but also to help a good cause.  A total of ten thousand crowns was collected for the Chance 4 Children Foundation during the charitable bazaar of clothing and accessories donated by the employees of CPI Hotels and purchased by guests, and thanks to a contribution of five thousand crowns donated by the Riverside Hotel.

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A conference of army leaders runs alongside NATO Days again this year

A conference of army leaders runs alongside NATO Days again this year

Ostrava / Czech Republic / 21. September 2015

This year’s 15th NATO Days and 6th Czech Airforce Days, which were held at the airport in Ostrava – Mošnov this weekend, drew a record number of visitors and were once again accompanied by a closed meeting of world army and police leaders at the Clarion Congress Hotel Ostrava.

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Olomouc Clarion hosts prestigious evening of cage fights

Olomouc Clarion hosts prestigious evening of cage fights

Olomouc / Czech Republic / 17. September 2015

Clarion Congress Hotel Olomouc has served as the venue for the third annual GCF Cage Fight Olomouc, a prestigious tournament. During the evening, 10 fights were viewable, held according to the rules of mixed martial arts, Thai boxing and K-1. In a single evening, the congress hall of the hotel was transformed into a fighting arena with a cage in the shape of an octagon.  "It is apparent that fights are very attractive events for spectators, and since last year we have seen a rise in interest in them.

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Clarion Congress Hotel Olomouc to open doors during European Heritage Days

Clarion Congress Hotel Olomouc to open doors during European Heritage Days

Olomouc / Czech Republic / 11. September 2015

Those interested in doing so will be able to view the interior of the four-star Clarion hotel in Olomouc, which has hosted a number of famous people, including President Miloš Zeman, when the hotel opens its doors to the public as part of the European Heritage Days during the weekend of 12 to 13 September 2015. The hotel, which on those dates will celebrate the 2nd anniversary of its opening, is being opened for visitors from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and guided tours of the hotel, the congress centre and the beer spas will begin every hour.

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French hockey players come to Ostrava for training camp

French hockey players come to Ostrava for training camp

Ostrava / Czech Republic / 13. August 2015

For the ninth time in a row, the junior representative team of France arrived in Ostrava, where from the end of July until almost the first half of August they completed a series of training practice and preparatory matches as part of their summer preparation for the main hockey season. The French representation, including its biggest stars Florian Chakiachvili and Rolland Phillip, again stayed at the Clarion Congress Hotel in Ostrava, which has already become a tradition for them.

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Ostrava's Benada restaurant supports 111-hour race marathoners

Ostrava's Benada restaurant supports 111-hour race marathoners

Ostrava / Czech Republic / 29. July 2015

This year's third annual Opel handy cycling marathon, the longest cycling race for disabled and non-disabled athletes in the Czech Republic, also included the city of Ostrava, which is one of the 24 transit points in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. The Benada restaurant at the Ostrava Clarion Congress Hotel also got involved in the race, supporting last year's winners, the 20-member Desafío team, and disabled athlete Luděk Benada, who this year is the sponsor of Pavlína Boxanová from Olomouc.

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Stars of Colours of Ostrava fill Ostrava's hotels again this year

Stars of Colours of Ostrava fill Ostrava's hotels again this year

Ostrava / Czech Republic / 21. July 2015

The Colours of Ostrava Festival again this year attracted tens of thousands of visitors to the Moravian city, who came to view performances by numerous Czech and foreign stars. Ostrava's Clarion and Imperial hotels also got involved in the festival fever, thanks to their advantageous locations near the site of Dolní Vítkovice, and these hotels provided rooms both for visitors to the music festival and to many of the performers. "This year, our guests included singers and musicians Aneta Langerová, Lenka Dusilová and Michal Hrůza, the iconic French reggae band Dub Inc. and American rock and jazz bass guitarist Fernando Saunders. We have been cooperating with the organising company Colours Production successfully for four years already, to both sides' mutual satisfaction," explains Radim Beneš, director of the Clarion Congress Hotel in Ostrava.

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Siddharta Café helps kids with leukaemia for the 3rd year

Siddharta Café helps kids with leukaemia for the 3rd year

Prague / Czech Republic / 13. July 2015

The popular Siddharta Café at Prague's Buddha-Bar Hotel in the centre of Prague has got involved in the "A drop better" project this year as well. From every sold cup of coffee, the restaurant donates a financial donation of CZK 4 to the Drop of Hope Foundation Fund, and since the start of the project Siddharta Café has contributed nearly CZK 50,000 to it. The project helps children with blood formation problems, children with tumours and children who need bone marrow transplants.

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Miss Aerobic finalists prepare for the final round at Spa & Kur Hotel Harvey

Miss Aerobic finalists prepare for the final round at Spa & Kur Hotel Harvey

Františkovy Lázně / Czech Republic / 10. July 2015

The finalists in the Czech and Slovak Tipsport Miss Aerobic competition have spent more than a week at the Spa & Kur Hotel Harvey, a four-star hotel in Františkovy Lázně. The first and largest concentration of competitors is here, focused on photography and video filming of video clips featuring them. Besides that, the girls are focusing on preparation of individual and joint aerobic choreography.

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Clarion Rooftop Run Helped Children

Clarion Rooftop Run Helped Children

České Budějovice / Czech Republic / 23. June 2015

Clarion Congress Hotel České Budějovice organised a charity run to the hotel rooftop. The proceeds will be donated to the Nursery for Blind and Weak-Sighted Children in České Budějovice. The sporting event, held under the auspices of the Municipal Charity Organisation of České Budějovice, was attended by, for example, the ice-hockey champion Jiří Novotný, native of České Budějovice, and Jiří Zimola, Governor of the South Bohemia region.

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Baking with Children from Children’s Homes Visited Clarion Hotel at Vysočany after a Year

Baking with Children from Children’s Homes Visited Clarion Hotel at Vysočany after a Year

Prague / Czech Republic / 12. June 2015

Clarion Congress Hotel Prague held another event of the series “Baking with Clarion” for parentless children. The purpose of the project, held in cooperation with the Chance 4 Children Foundation, is not only an interesting weekend programme for children attending baking courses, but also a presentation of options for future employment in the hospitality industry. On the first week in June the hotel welcomed children from the Žatec Children’s Home and students of the First Private Czech Apprentice School of Prague – Hostivař.

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Sport Party in Clarion Hotel Prague Old Town

Sport Party in Clarion Hotel Prague Old Town

Prague / Czech Republic / 9. June 2015

The thematic party called “Be FIT with Us!”, to which the Clarion Hotel Prague Old Town invited its business partners, introduced the newly reconstructed conference hall of the hotel and symbolically launched the summer season through the event. Visitors attended a sport & entertainment programme held over two floors of the hotel and tasted a rich fruit and vegetable buffet prepared by Ondřej Pakandl, chef of the Benada Restaurant, including healthy specials of Šmakoun. Nike sportswear was also available to try out.

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Children Celebrated their Day with Clarion by Eating, Drinking and Laughter Cabaret

Children Celebrated their Day with Clarion by Eating, Drinking and Laughter Cabaret

Prague / Czech Republic / 1. June 2015

The biggest celebration of Children’s Day in Prague 9, held in the nursery in Kovářská Street, was met with great interest by both children themselves and their parents. Nearly two hundred visitors enjoyed a party with an entertaining programme and lots of delicious meals. For a second time the main sponsor of the event was the nearby Clarion Congress Hotel at Vysočany, who offered visiting children refreshment stations with cotton candy, pancakes and ice cream. Adults could enjoy poultry goulash and hot coffee.

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Buddha-Bar Hotel Prague Entered Travellers Hall of Fame

Buddha-Bar Hotel Prague Entered Travellers Hall of Fame

Prague / Czech Republic / 26. May 2015

The five-star Buddha-Bar Hotel Prague, included in the CPI Hotels portfolio, has again confirmed the excellent quality of its services, winning the Certificate of Excellence by Tripadvisor.com for a sixth time and entering the Hall of Fame of this travel portal. The “Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame” is only open for companies obtaining the certificate for at least 5 years in a row. “We are very glad we were awarded again. We are especially pleased by the fact that the guests not only positively evaluate the locality and equipment of our boutique hotel, but also the professional approach of our staff, which is what distinguishes good and exceptional hotels and their services. Hotel trade is about people, and our team has managed to raise the standards of service for more than 6 years since our launch in 2009, when we had already set a very high standard”, says Veronika Fajčíková, managing director of Buddha-Bar Hotel Prague.

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Hotels in Ostrava report to be tidied up after IHWC and ready for the Golden Spike

Hotels in Ostrava report to be tidied up after IHWC and ready for the Golden Spike

Ostrava / Czech Republic / 19. May 2015

300 kilograms of poultry meat and 5 kilograms of peanut butter for the hockey players or 2,000 cups of coffee at the press centre. This is the gastronomic balance of the Clarion Congress Hotel Ostrava, which hosted the hockey and realisation teams for the group B World Hockey Championships 2015 from 1 to 15 May. The Imperial and Clarion Congress Hotels in Ostrava, which are members of the portfolio of the CPI Hotels Company held sanitary days following the championships. Facilities have already started preparations for another sports event – the Golden Spike, the main programme of which will start in Ostrava on 26 May. “At this time there is no trace of hockey at the hotel and the hotel has returned to its standard regime,” Radim Beneš, manager of the Clarion Congress Hotel Ostrava, said.

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Mothers started their special “Day for Mum” at the Clarion Congress Hotel Olomouc

Mothers started their special “Day for Mum” at the Clarion Congress Hotel Olomouc

Olomouc / Czech Republic / 7. May 2015

Mothers started their special “Day for Mum” at the Clarion Congress Hotel in Olomouc. The day full of relaxation, entertainment and wonderful experiences for mothers with handicapped children was prepared by the Olomouc association A Good Place for Life within the terms of the 3rd year of the Day for Mum organised by Mrs Věra Novotná. The purpose and main concept of the event is to support and reward women who devote all their time to the difficult care of children who have not had the best start in life. 

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Children from children’s homes visited the Clarion in České Budějovice

Children from children’s homes visited the Clarion in České Budějovice

České Budějovice / Czech Republic / 26. April 2015

The Clarion Congress Hotel in České Budějovice prepared an interesting afternoon programme for children from children’s homes in Písek and Zvíkovské Podhradí on the weekend. The “Baking with Clarion” event took place once more in cooperation with the Chance 4 Children Foundation. Young visitors had the opportunity to look behind the scenes of operating the four-star Clarion hotel, which is the tallest building in České Budějovice with its 16 floors. As well as the reception area, a tour of the executive floor with the best apartments in the hotel and the conference rooms named after the biggest South Bohemian ponds, our visitors also viewed the gastronomic facilities, which are some of the most modern in operation in the region following major modernisation of the hotel in 2012. 

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The party for corporate clients at Clarion Hotel Prague City was held in the spirit of beauty rituals

The party for corporate clients at Clarion Hotel Prague City was held in the spirit of beauty rituals

Prague / Czech Republic / 24. April 2015

The CPI Company organised a party for its corporate clients with the sub-title of “Discover the world of beauty with us”. The meeting was opened by the manager of Clarion Hotel Prague City, Marina Zulueta, who welcomed guests in the new conference room, which was followed by a fashion and jewellery show of items from the workshop of Armenian artist Mariam Gharibyan. 

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The Clarion Grandhotel Zlatý Lev in Liberec presented the results of its restoration

The Clarion Grandhotel Zlatý Lev in Liberec presented the results of its restoration

Liberec / Czech Republic / 21. April 2015

Clarion Grandhotel Zlatý Lev, which is a member of the CPI Hotels portfolio, presented the results of extensive renovation work in the value of 90 million crowns, which included not only restoration of the historic façade and the main entrance with terrace, but also renovation of the restaurant and social hall. The celebratory opening of the Anton Worf salon also symbolically concluded the building modifications, which restored the appearance of the Liberec Hotel to the appearance it had at the time of its completion in 1905 over the course of the last 10 months. University professor and former consultant to President Václav Havel, PhDr. Jan Šolc, opened the celebratory evening from the podium. He reminisced about the fame of Grandhotel Zlatý Lev when he was growing up and wished it all the best during its future business. Guests were also welcomed to Clarion Grandhotel Zlatý Lev by its manager, Miroslav Souček. 

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Czech tennis players are preparing for the initial match of the FED Cup at the Clarion

Czech tennis players are preparing for the initial match of the FED Cup at the Clarion

Ostrava / Czech Republic / 17. April 2015

This Saturday, the first singles semi-final match of the FED Cup will take place, in which Lucie Šafářová will compete against French representative Caroline Garcia. Two-time Wimbledon winner and fourth seeded player Petra Kvitová will play the second match against Kristina Mladenovicová. The Czech team is staying as usual at the Clarion Congress Hotel, which is situated right next to the Ostrava ČEZ Arena, where the semi-finals will take place. The Czech tennis players, led by trainer Petr Pála, arrived at the Clarion in Ostrava on Monday.  Radim Beneš, manager of the Clarion Congress Hotel Ostrava, personally supervised assurance of the faultless comfort of the FED CUP teams and welcomed the tennis players with a rose in his hand. 

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Kabát presents the new the Ice Hockey World Championship song at the Clarion in Vysočany

Kabát presents the new the Ice Hockey World Championship song at the Clarion in Vysočany

Prague / Ostrava / Czech Republic / 2. April 2015

All the members of the popular Czech band Kabát, including frontman Josef Vojtek, unveiled the new song dedicated to the Czech ice hockey team at the Clarion in Vysočany. The song “Brousíme nože” (We are sharpening our blades) from the forthcoming album with hockey lyrics from the workshop of Milan Špalek was also praised by Tomáš Král, President of the Czech Ice Hockey Association, and by winger Radek Smoleňák, who admitted that the band from the town of Teplice has a number of fans on the Czech ice hockey team.

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CPI Hotels select the best baristas

CPI Hotels select the best baristas

Prague / Ostrava / Czech Republic / 2. April 2015

CPI Hotels organised the 2nd annual Piazza d’Oro Espresso Cup competition for the best barista (bartender) of the group. The Imperial Hotel Ostrava, Buddha-Bar Hotel Prague, Mamaison Hotel Riverside Prague and 8 regional Clarion hotels, including the Clarion Congress Hotel in Vysočany, the venue of the competition, sent their representatives to the competition. An expert jury composed of the representatives of the gastronomy section of CPI Hotels and the co-organiser of the competition Douwe Egberts assessed two competition tasks – the preparation of a standard cappuccino and unrestricted coffee drinks made according to original recipes. 

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Visually impaired children will travel through time thanks to carnival proceeds

Visually impaired children will travel through time thanks to carnival proceeds

České Budějovice / Czech Republic / 11. March 2015

The third annual carnival at the ArtIGY Cultural and Conference Centre in České Budějovice organised by the Nursery School for the Visually Impaired was met with a warm reception from children and parents. Over 350 people came to have fun and support the children of the Nursery School and Education Centre on Zachariášova Street.

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ROCK NIGHT WITH LUCIE BÍLA AT THE BUDDHA-BAR HOTEL PRAGUE

ROCK NIGHT WITH LUCIE BÍLA AT THE BUDDHA-BAR HOTEL PRAGUE

Prague / Czech Republic / 19. February 2015

The party that CPI Hotels organised as a thank you for its business partners fell under the sign of leather, Harley Davidson motorcycles and rock ‘n’ roll. The traditional guest was priest Zbigniew Czendlik, known for a number of charitable activities. The main star of the evening was Golden Nightingale award winner Lucie Bílá, who sang her greatest hits for more than 350 guests.

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MAMAISON HOTEL ANDRASSY WON THE HOTEL OF THE YEAR 2014 AWARD

MAMAISON  HOTEL ANDRASSY WON THE HOTEL OF THE YEAR 2014 AWARD

Budapest / Czech Republic / 11. February 2015

Mamaison Hotel Andrassy Budapest, which is part of the CPI Hotels, leading Czech hotel group, won the prestigious Hotel of the Year 2014 award in the category of four-star hotels.The competition, organized by the Hotel Association of Hungary, evaluated the applications by a number of indicators including revenue and its comparison with national and regional data, uniqueness and innovation of strategy in sales, marketing, operations, employee incentive programs or involvement in Corporate Social Responsibility projects. The Jury also took into account the online guest’s reviews on the main travel portals like Tripadvisor, booking.com or Expedia and the evaluation of the quality of services by mystery shopping tests organized by the Hotel Association.

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THE BEST HOTEL RESTAURANT OF 2014 IN MAMAISON HOTEL LE REGINA WARSAW

THE BEST HOTEL RESTAURANT OF 2014 IN MAMAISON HOTEL LE REGINA WARSAW

Warsaw / Czech Republic / 28. January 2015

The restaurant of the five-star Mamaison Hotel Le Regina which is part of Czech hotel group CPI Hotels was named The Best Hotel Restaurant of 2014 in Poland. La Rotisserie Restaurant won the award at 11th edition of the best of Warsaw Food & Drinks Awards organized by Warsaw Insider Magazine. 

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THE CUP FOR THE WORLD CHAMPION IN THE CLARION CONGRESS HOTEL PRAGUE EXACTLY 100 DAYS BEFORE THE START

THE CUP FOR THE WORLD CHAMPION IN THE CLARION CONGRESS HOTEL PRAGUE EXACTLY 100 DAYS BEFORE THE START

Prague / Czech Republic / 22. January 2015

The Clarion Congress Hotel Prague has hosted many special and interesting guests in the past. On Wednesday night, however, the hotel experienced an extremely exclusive visit. The eighteen kilogram cup for the winner of the Ice Hockey World Championship could be seen there. The Ice Hockey World Championship will be played in May in Prague and Ostrava.

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IMPERIAL HOTEL OSTRAVA IS LEAVING THE MAMAISON HOTELS & RESIDENCES BRAND

IMPERIAL HOTEL OSTRAVA IS LEAVING THE MAMAISON HOTELS & RESIDENCES BRAND

Ostrava / Czech Republic / 21. January 2015

The Mamaison Business & Conference Hotel Ostrava is changing its name; it is returning to its traditional name Imperial Hotel Ostrava. “The decision to remove the hotel from the Mamaison Hotels & Residences brand was carried out primarily to preserve the original name of the hotel, which in Ostrava has meaning, more than a century of history and an excellent reputation,” said Michal Seifert, Director of the Imperial Hotel Ostrava.

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WEDDING DRESSES, RINGS AND CAKES FLOODED THE CLARION CONGRESS HOTEL PRAGUE

WEDDING DRESSES, RINGS AND CAKES FLOODED THE CLARION CONGRESS HOTEL PRAGUE

Prague / Czech Republic / 20. January 2015

The Clarion Congress Hotel Prague hosted the 5th annual largest wedding trade fair in the Czech Republic on 16 – 17 January 2015. On an area of more than 3,000 m2, more than 140 exhibitors presented their complete lines of clothing, accessories and services for future newlyweds. They could choose from a wide selection of engagement rings, wedding dresses, flowers, decorations, wedding announcements, and the services of photographers and wedding coordinators. In addition to the opportunity to arrange a wedding for a lower trade fair price, visitors enjoyed a rich accompanying programme and thus gathered inspiration for their wedding during fashion shows for men’s and women’s wedding clothing and a mini concert of experienced wedding bands.

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A WEDDING RECEPTION IN THE SPIRIT OF VIETNAMESE TRADITION IN THE CLARION CONGRESS HOTEL OSTRAVA

A WEDDING RECEPTION IN THE SPIRIT OF VIETNAMESE TRADITION IN THE CLARION CONGRESS HOTEL OSTRAVA

Ostrava / Czech Republic / 12. January 2015

A festively set table and a hall decorated with white flowers and pink valerians awaited more than 500 wedding guests at the Clarion hotel in the town of Ostrava on Sunday, 11 January 2015. The wedding date according to Vietnamese tradition was determined according to the lunar calendar and the age of the bride. The arrival of the newlyweds was announced around 6 p.m. by extravagant fireworks in front of the Clarion hotel. The bride and groom on stage first greeted the guests and then handed the stage over to their parents, who in front of friends and family wished them good luck in their life together.

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THE FINALE OF LOOK BELLA IN THE CLARION CONGRESS HOTEL PRAGUE REVEALED THE MOST INTERESTING FACES OF 2014

THE FINALE OF LOOK BELLA IN THE CLARION CONGRESS HOTEL PRAGUE REVEALED THE MOST INTERESTING FACES OF 2014

Prague / Czech Republic / 31. December 2014

The final of the 11th annual Look Bella beauty contest took place in the Clarion Congress Hotel Prague. The winners, out of 13 women and seven men who made it to the final from casting throughout the Czech Republic, were Markéta Martinkovičová and Jan Pippinger.

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A GOSPEL CHRISTMAS CAME TO THE CLARION CONGRESS HOTEL OSTRAVA

A GOSPEL CHRISTMAS CAME TO THE CLARION CONGRESS HOTEL OSTRAVA

Ostrava / Czech Republic / 29. December 2014

The fourteenth annual Advent concert of the Gospel Christmas series took place slightly unconventionally in the congress facilities of the Clarion Congress Hotel Ostrava. This year’s concert did not disappoint and brought genuine gospel by prominent soloists and instrumentalists directly from the cradle of this genre, Washington, D.C. in America. Singer and conductor Roderick Giles was brilliant in the accompaniment of his six-member choir Grace.

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CPI HOTELS HAVE A NEW WEBSITE

CPI HOTELS HAVE A NEW WEBSITE

Prague / Czech Republic / 18. December 2014

The CPI Hotels hotel group presented the new look of its corporate website. It took several months to create the new website in cooperation with the Irish company Bookassist, with which CPI Hotels has been working in the field of Internet marketing and online booking services since 2009.

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CPI ANNOUNCED NEW FOUR STARS CLARION HOTEL WITH MODERN MULTICOMPLEX FOR 40 MILIONS EURO

CPI ANNOUNCED NEW FOUR STARS CLARION HOTEL WITH MODERN MULTICOMPLEX FOR 40 MILIONS EURO

Hradec Králové / Czech Republic / 11. December 2014

The real estate CPI Property Group introduced the winning design of project for a multifunctional complex in place of the existing Cernigov hotel in Hradec Kralove. It will be replaced by a four-star hotel Clarion, which complement the modern congress center, high-end office and commercial premises at the street level. Part of the plan is grown greenery, landscaping and a lively business courtyard with restaurants and cafes. "We believe that this project will enrich the central part of Hradec Kralove quality of urban space, which will become a natural part of the pedestrian corridor between the railway station and the city center," said Igor Klajmon, Development Director of CPI Property Group. The architectural design is based on studies by Schindler Seko Architects, the total investment costs reach almost 40 milions euro. 

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THE CLARION CONGRESS HOTEL ÚSTÍ NAD LABEM IS THE BEST CLARION HOTEL IN CENTRAL EUROPE

THE CLARION CONGRESS HOTEL ÚSTÍ NAD LABEM IS THE BEST CLARION HOTEL IN CENTRAL EUROPE

Ústí nad Labem / Czech Republic / 10. December 2014

The prize for the best Clarion in Central Europe was awarded to the Clarion Congress Hotel Ústí nad Labem during the Choice Hotels Franchise Meeting 2014. This time, representatives of the Choice Hotel International, one of the largest international hotel chains with more than 6,300 hotels, met in Friedrichshafen, Germany. The hotel got to the international final round, which will take place next May in Las Vegas.

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THE CLARION CONGRESS HOTEL OLOMOUC HOSTED A CHARITY EVENING

THE CLARION CONGRESS HOTEL OLOMOUC HOSTED A CHARITY EVENING

Olomouc / Czech Republic / 5. December 2014

Clarion Olomouc was a partner of a charity event called Cancer is a Public Matter. The ceremony under the patronage of Mayor of Olomouc Antonín Staněk was presented by famous actor and host Tomáš Matonoha. The event included a fashion show of Italian brand Primigi, whose models were presented, among others, by children treated for cancer. A guest of the Petra Balvínová fashion show and its main face was Czech Miss 2014 Gabriela Franková who, together with Renáta Grmolenská, the director of the Cancer is a Public Matter Foundation, launched a calendar of STAR Group, the proceeds of which will be used to support the foundation.

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CLARION CONGRESS HOTEL OLOMOUC SUPPORTED WHEELCHAIR USERS IN OLOMOUC

CLARION CONGRESS HOTEL OLOMOUC SUPPORTED WHEELCHAIR USERS IN OLOMOUC

Olomouc / Czech Republic / 2. December 2014

The staff and management of the Clarion Congress Hotel Olomouc participated in a charity event called the Christmas Stall of the Dobré místo pro život (Good Place to Live) citizens association. Selling punch at a stall on Horní náměstí (Upper Square) they collected money to support wheelchair users in Olomouc. "The event was very successful," said Michael Prstek, the operation manager of the Clarion Congress Hotel Olomouc. "We collected 19,025 crowns, which is great. I'm glad that we pleased the people of Olomouc with great punch and supported a good cause."

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RENOWNED FILMMAKERS HŘEBEJK AND JARCHOVSKÝ VISITED THE ČERNIGOV HOTEL IN HRADEC KRÁLOVÉ

RENOWNED FILMMAKERS HŘEBEJK AND JARCHOVSKÝ VISITED THE ČERNIGOV HOTEL IN HRADEC KRÁLOVÉ

Hradec Králové / 27. November 2014

Leading Czech film director Jan Hřebejk and his main scriptwriter Petr Jarchovský visited Hradec Králové.  During the 5th Cinema Open Independent Film Festival in the Bio Central theatre they presented one of their first films, the cult comedy Pějme píseň dohola (Let's Make a Sing-along). 

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EVENING WITH BOAR, CABBAGE AND ROSESHIP SAUCE IN CLARION VYSOČANY

EVENING WITH BOAR, CABBAGE AND ROSESHIP SAUCE IN CLARION VYSOČANY

Prague / 25. November 2014

The Clarion Congress Hotel Prague threw a party for its corporate partners in the style of the Czech movie Slavnosti sněženek (Snowdrop Festivals). The hotel's managing director, Miroslav Bukva, started the meeting and invited the guests to a laser shooting range where everyone could try their hand at shooting and win interesting prizes.

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CZECH PRESIDENT STAYED OVERNIGHT IN CLARION CONGRESS HOTEL OSTRAVA

CZECH PRESIDENT STAYED OVERNIGHT IN CLARION CONGRESS HOTEL OSTRAVA

Ostrava / Czech Republic / 12. November 2014

The president of the Czech Republic paid an official visit to the Moravian-Silesian Region. The Clarion Congress Hotel Ostrava became his temporary home during his stay from 10 to 12 November 2014. The president's busy agenda was, as always, scheduled down to the minute. That's why the president appreciated the hotel's perfect location for journeys to Ostrava, Havířov, Opava, Krnov, Kopřivnice and the Osoblažsko Region, where he officially met with regional representatives and citizens.

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A CONFERENCE IN CLARION IN VYSOČANY ASSESSED THE RESULTS OF THE FRIENDLY PLACES PROJECT

A CONFERENCE IN CLARION IN VYSOČANY ASSESSED THE RESULTS OF THE FRIENDLY PLACES PROJECT

Prague / Czech Republic / 10. November 2014

After five years, the Clarion Congress Hotel Prague welcomed participants to an event called Friendly Places. Up to 1,000 people from 53 organizations participated in the Red Cross's Friendly Places project – guaranteeing barrier-free services, that gave rise to a national network of places where disabled and elderly people are guaranteed to be treated in a professional manner and with necessary services available.

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TOURISM PROFESSIONALS MET AT CLARION IN OLOMOUC

TOURISM PROFESSIONALS MET AT CLARION IN OLOMOUC

Olomouc / Czech Republic / 5. November 2014

The second annual Tourism Forum of the Czech Tourism Agency, held from 30–31 October 2014 in the Clarion Congress Hotel in Olomouc, introduced new trends in tourism and many interesting guests. The director general of the Czech Tourism destination agency, Rostislav Vondruška, outlined not just upcoming projects to attract tourism to the Czech Republic, but also touched on the current topic of the declining number of Russian tourists and outlined a "backup plan" for how to attract visitors from other regions.

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HOTEL CERNIGOV WELCOMES WINE LOVERS

HOTEL CERNIGOV WELCOMES WINE LOVERS

Hradec Králové / Czech Republic / 9. October 2014

The congress hall of Hotel Černigov will host the traditional competition, King of Wines, this weekend. The Representative King's Tasting, which will introduce the best medal wines from Czech and Moravian winemakers, is held under the auspices of the Mayor of Hradec Králové, Zdeněk Finka. Wine lovers, experts and gourmets will have the opportunity to taste more than 300 samples of award-winning wines.

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WEDDING FAIR BRINGS INSPIRATION TO CLARION ÚSTÍ NAD LABEM

WEDDING FAIR BRINGS INSPIRATION TO CLARION ÚSTÍ NAD LABEM

Ústí nad Labem / Czech Republic / 9. October 2014

Clarion Congress Hotel Usti nad Labem hosted the second annual autumn wedding and ballroom fair, which offered inspiration to future newlyweds and showed off new trends for  the upcoming prom season. Visitors to the largest wedding-themed event in the region were greeted by a luxury white limousine in front of the hotel, festive decorations and hostesses with trays of welcome drinks. More than two dozen exhibitors presented their wedding and prom gowns, flower decorations and arrangements, wedding cake samples, and the services of photographers and wedding coordinators.

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CELEBRATIONS OF CZECH-CHINESE RELATIONS ANNIVERSARY CULMINATED AT CLARION OSTRAVA

CELEBRATIONS OF CZECH-CHINESE RELATIONS ANNIVERSARY CULMINATED AT CLARION OSTRAVA

Ostrava / Czech Republic / 6. October 2014

An impressive performance of Chinese artist groups at Clarion Congress Hotel Ostrava crowned the celebration of the 65th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the Czech Republic and the Republic of China, which is marked by both countries on 6 September. The ceremonial gala evening took place under the auspices of First Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Culture Kateřina Kalistová and of Deputy Minister of Culture of the PRC Mr Xiang Zhaolun.

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CPI HOTELS HEADS TO THE BIGGEST EVENT MARKETING FESTIVAL OF THE AUTUMN

CPI HOTELS HEADS TO THE BIGGEST EVENT MARKETING FESTIVAL OF THE AUTUMN

Prague / Czech Republic / 1. October 2014

CPI Hotels is preparing an exhibition for Trend Event, the largest B2B event marketing meeting in the Czech Republic. Now in its 18th year, the meeting will take place October 8, 2014 in the premises of the Slovanský dům. "We have significantly expanded our portfolio this year and we can now offer clients a capacity of 11,500 conference seats and 8,800 beds. The aim here at Trend Event is to establish new contacts and find new inspiration about trends and innovations", said Luboš Procházka, MICE & Corporate Manager at CPI Hotels. 

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MICHAL VOHRALÍK APPOINTED NEW DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF SALES AND MARKETING

MICHAL VOHRALÍK APPOINTED NEW DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF SALES AND MARKETING

Prague / Czech Republic / 25. September 2014

Michal Vohralík became the newest member of the CPI sales department in August. In his capacity as Deputy Director of Sales and Marketing he will oversee the department of revenue management and the corporate clientele of CPI Hotels, especially its foreign hotels in Russia, Poland, Hungary and Slovakia. 

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MAMAISON HOTELS & RESIDENCES WITH A NEW CORPORATE IDENTITY

MAMAISON HOTELS & RESIDENCES WITH A NEW CORPORATE IDENTITY

Prague / Czech Republic / 25. September 2014

Mamaison Hotels & Residences, the network of boutique hotels and residences, which from July 1 2014 makes up part of the portfolio of CPI Hotels, one of the largest hotel groups in the Czech Republic, is changing its corporate identity. After a tender involving 10 companies, CPI Hotels chose the advertising agency Atlantic Studio. 

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ARMY AND POLICE EXPERTS TO MEET AT CLARION CONGRESS HOTEL OSTRAVA DURING NATO DAYS

ARMY AND POLICE EXPERTS TO MEET AT CLARION CONGRESS HOTEL OSTRAVA DURING NATO DAYS

Ostrava / Czech Republic / 19. September 2014

The Clarion Ostrava is excited by one of the biggest aircraft and security events of the year. The 14th year of NATO Days and the 5th year of Air Force Days ACR will be culminating from 20 to 21 September 2014 with a weekend air show at the airport of Leoš Janáček in Ostrava. The air show will be preceded by an official meeting of army and police force experts at the Clarion hotel. "The hotel is nearly fully booked by participants in the NATO Days; we are ensuring facilities for a series of conferences and meetings. We are hosting leading representatives of Czech and international security systems. Due to its character the event certainly requires increased security measures," disclosed Radim Beneš, hotel director at the Clarion Congress Hotel Ostrava.

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MS 2015 MASCOT REVEALED AT CLARION HOTEL PRAGUE OLD TOWN

MS 2015 MASCOT REVEALED AT CLARION HOTEL PRAGUE OLD TOWN

Prague / Czech Republic / 17. September 2014

The World Championship in Ice Hockey which will take place in May 2015 in Prague and its mascots are in Ostrava. Famous bed-time story characters Bob and Bobek will support the Czech team and guide us through the tournament. Popular "rabbits from the hat" in ice hockey dresses were first introduced by representatives of the Czech Ice Hockey Association at a press conference in the Clarion Hotel Prague Old Town.

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CLARION HOTEL OSTRAVA IS THE OFFICIAL PARTNER OF EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP IN BASEBALL

 CLARION HOTEL OSTRAVA IS THE OFFICIAL PARTNER OF EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP IN BASEBALL

Ostrava / Czech Republic / 10. September 2014

Clarion Congress Hotel Ostrava is the official partner of European Championship in Men's Baseball by providing accommodation. Matches of the basic group will take place in Ostrava from 12 September to 14 September 2014. North Moravia is a traditional centre of Czech baseball and it will host an event of similar significance after 5 years since the Academic World Championship. Clarion Congress Hotel Ostrava will become a temporary home during the championship not only to the local representative selection led by the main coach Mike Griffin, but also to competitors' teams from the Netherlands, Spain, Greece and Russia.

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CLARION HOTELS JOINED CAMPAIGN TO SUPPORT TREATMENT OF ALS

CLARION HOTELS JOINED CAMPAIGN TO SUPPORT TREATMENT OF ALS

Prague / České Budějovice / 9. September 2014

To warn of the severity of Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and to contribute financially to its research. That is the main goal of an international campaign ALS Ice Bucket Challenge of which the Internet has informed the whole world. The idea of the Ice Bucket Challenge came from the USA; to fulfil the challenge participants pour ice-cold water over themselves, which should evoke a similar feeling of muscle stiffness that patients with ALS suffer from.

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KING OF WINE ANNOUNCED AT REPRESENTATIVE TASTING AT CLARION VYSOČANY

KING OF WINE ANNOUNCED AT REPRESENTATIVE TASTING AT CLARION VYSOČANY

Prague / Czech Republic / 3. September 2014

The 9th year of the competition King of Wine 2014 culminated in Clarion Congress Hotel Prague. The ceremonial Representative King's Tasting was held there as winemakers received their awards and certificates from the hands of the competition organiser Branko Černý. The winner was "Ryzlink vlašský 2013", ice wine from the wine-growing area of Tanzberg Mikulov. The event was supported by the Wine Fund of the Czech Republic and held under the auspices of Prague 9 mayor Jan Jarolím.

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CLARION CONGRESS HOTEL OLOMOUC CELEBRATES FIRST ANNIVERSARY

CLARION CONGRESS HOTEL OLOMOUC CELEBRATES FIRST ANNIVERSARY

Olomouc / Czech Republic / 1. September 2014

Clarion Congress Hotel Olomouc celebrates first anniversary of its opening. The Clarion, the 9th hotel of its brand operated by CPI Hotels, opened its gates to the first guests in September 2013. Its full operation was preceded by more than a 2-year complete reconstruction of the Sigma Hotel during which the hotel was rebuilt into a 4-star standard of the Clarion brand with its 126 rooms, congress facilities for up to 1,400 delegates, restaurant Benada and a wellness centre.

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FRENCH ICE HOCKEY PLAYERS ARE PREPARING FOR THE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP AT CLARION OSTRAVA

FRENCH ICE HOCKEY PLAYERS ARE PREPARING FOR THE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP AT CLARION OSTRAVA

Ostrava / Czech Republic / 8. August 2014

Ostrava lives on winter sports even during days of tropical heat, which its guests spending their time at the Clarion Ostrava may see for themselves. For the 8th time, selected French ice hockey players have chosen to hold their training camp at the Clarion Congress Ostrava. Fitness exercise of this year's 10-day training will be combined with preparatory matches with teams of Jihlava, Třebíč, Havířov and Piešťany.

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CPI HOTELS EXPANDS INTO THE EUROPEAN MARKET, ACQUIRES MAMAISON HOTELS & RESIDENCES

CPI HOTELS EXPANDS INTO THE EUROPEAN MARKET, ACQUIRES MAMAISON HOTELS & RESIDENCES

Prague / Czech Republic / 7. July 2014

CPI Hotels is expanding its activities in the Czech Republic and has also entered into the European market. The portfolio of one of the largest Czech hotel groups has as of 1 July 2014 grown by the addition of Mamaison Hotels & Residences operating in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, Hungary and Russia. The current 18 hotels of the Buddha-Bar Hotels & Resorts, Clarion Hotels, Fortuna Hotels, Spa & Kur Hotels and Ubytovny.cz brands will now be extended by Mamaison hotels in Prague and Ostrava – CPI Hotels becomes a new operator of Mamaison Hotel Riverside Prague, Mamaison Residence Belgicka Prague and Mamaison Business & Conference Hotel Imperial Ostrava. The hotel group will also receive an additional 7 hotels located in Bratislava, Warsaw, Budapest and Moscow under the management contract.

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HOTEL ČERNIGOV SUPPORTS SENIOR CITIZENS IN ACTION

HOTEL ČERNIGOV SUPPORTS SENIOR CITIZENS IN ACTION

Hradec Králové / Czech Republic / 20. June 2014

To raise awareness of sales practices at demonstrations of products, to offer concrete advice on how not to succumb to the pressure of dishonest salesmen and to have a discussion on how senior citizens could spend their free time. These are the main goals of an informative seminar called "Senioři v akci: Společně proti šmejdům" which is organised by Hotel Černigov Hradec Králové in cooperation with a local union of the Czech Trade Inspection. 

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CLARION ČESKÉ BUDĚJOVICE WELCOMES CHESS EXPERTS

CLARION ČESKÉ BUDĚJOVICE WELCOMES CHESS EXPERTS

České Budějovice / Czech Republic / 20. June 2014

Clarion Congress Hotel České Budějovice will spend the last week in June playing the kings's game – chess. From Saturday 21 June 2014 to Sunday 29 June there will be a competition of chess players within the 1st International Chess Tournament FIDE Open České Budějovice with players of the Chess Championship České Budějovice.

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FIREFIGHTERS HAD A FIRE DRILL AT HLOUBĚTÍN LODGING HOUSE

FIREFIGHTERS HAD A FIRE DRILL AT HLOUBĚTÍN LODGING HOUSE

Prague / 19. June 2014

Hloubětín Lodging House operated by CPI Hotels experienced a fire drill connected with deployment of the Fire and Rescue Service yesterday morning. Four fire units were deployed to the lodging house, which is currently undertaking insulation of its facades and roof and balcony reconstruction; the police also shut down the driveway to the location. 

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THE BEST HOTEL IN THE MORAVIAN-SILESIAN REGION HOSTED SPORTSMEN AT GOLDEN SPIKE MEETING

THE BEST HOTEL IN THE MORAVIAN-SILESIAN REGION HOSTED SPORTSMEN AT GOLDEN SPIKE MEETING

Ostrava / Czech Republic / 18. June 2014

The best sportsmen from all around the world arrived at the 53rd athletic meeting, the Golden Spike (Zlatá tretra), in Ostrava. Thanks to its convenient location close to the City Stadium Vítkovice, facilities were provided by Clarion Congress Hotel Ostrava, which was recently named the best hotel in the Moravian-Silesian region of 2014. Although the main meeting programme was not to start before Tuesday 17 June, the hotel had been immersed in the sports event for a number of days before the start; athletes started arriving with their teams on Friday. The Hotel Clarion accommodated over 200 sportsmen and organizers including stars such as sprinter Justin Gatlin, record holder in the long jump Mike Powell, French pole-vaulter Renaud Lavillenie or famous miler Sebastian Coe.

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PRESIDENT MILOŠ ZEMAN SPENT TWO NIGHTS AT THE CLARION GRANDHOTEL ZLATÝ LEV IN LIBEREC

PRESIDENT MILOŠ ZEMAN SPENT TWO NIGHTS AT THE CLARION GRANDHOTEL ZLATÝ LEV IN LIBEREC

Liberec / Czech Republic / 16. June 2014

The President of the Czech Republic, Miloš Zeman, paid an official visit to the Liberec region. His temporary home for two nights was the Art Nouveau building of the Clarion Grandhotel Zlatý Lev. The president and the first lady stayed in an elegant suite furnished in Art Nouveau style. "A number of statesmen and important guests have stayed in our presidential suite, they have appreciated mainly its calmness provided by the bedroom area and a separate lounge in contrast to their busy schedules. President Zeman was not an exception to them," said Miroslav Souček, hotel director at the Clarion Grandhotel Zlatý Lev.

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CLARION CONGRESS HOTEL OSTRAVA WINS A NEW AWARD

CLARION CONGRESS HOTEL OSTRAVA WINS A NEW AWARD

Prague / Ostrava / 9. June 2014

Within the competition Hotel of the Year 2014, Clarion Congress Hotel Ostrava was announced to be the best congress hotel in the Moravian-Silesian region, succeeding also in the category of 4-star hotels. The winner of the Congress section was elected by a professional jury; the winner of the 4-star category was determined by the public. The award of the ceremonial gala evening in Slovanský dům in Prague was accepted by Radim Beneš, hotel director at the Clarion Congress Hotel.

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CLARION OLOMOUC SUPPORTED THE CAMPAIGN "EVERY CZECH READS TO KIDS"

CLARION OLOMOUC SUPPORTED THE CAMPAIGN

Olomouc / Czech Republic / 9. June 2014

At the beginning of June, the 4th year of the Week of Reading to Children started within the campaign Every Czech Reads to Kids, a campaign supporting literacy and positive family relationships. An inauguration ceremony in the presence of celebrities took place in Divadlo na Šantovce in Olomouc, under the auspices Martin Major, Olomouc City mayor. Clarion representatives, who also offered free accommodation to the organisers, were also present at the event commencement where a poem "Nemalujte čerta na zeď" ("Do not paint a black picture") by Jiří Žáček was recited.

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CHILDREN'S DAY CELEBRATION WITH THE CLARION

CHILDREN'S DAY CELEBRATION WITH THE CLARION

Prague / 4. June 2014

Greatly appreciated by children and their parents, the Kindergarten at Kovářská Street in Prague 9 launched a celebration of International Children's Day. Nearly two hundred visitors could not be discouraged by rainy and cold weather from enjoying a great party with entertainment and a lot of great food. The Clarion Congress Hotel based at Vysočany, a partner to this event, prepared a refreshment kiosk with candy floss, a selection of ice cream and pancakes for which children could choose whichever topping they wanted. Adults enjoyed a poultry goulash and warmed themselves up with hot coffee. 

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FUNNY GIRL MONIKA ABSOLONOVÁ AS A TALK-SHOW GUEST AT CLARION ÚSTÍ NAD LABEM

FUNNY GIRL MONIKA ABSOLONOVÁ AS A TALK-SHOW GUEST AT CLARION ÚSTÍ NAD LABEM

Ústí nad Labem / 2. June 2014

A second talk show of the cycle "Meeting with..." took place at the Clarion Congress Hotel Ústí nad Labem at the end of May. The invitation to sit on the hot seat of presenter Antonín Moravec was accepted by Monika Absolonová, a famous musical actress and singer. She spoke about her memories of the North Bohemian city which she visited on a concert tour with Karel Gott, or as a performer of the main role of Funny Girl, an adaptation of a well-known American musical, winning her the prestigious Thálie theatre award.

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TRADITIONAL BAKING WITH CHILDREN FROM CHILDREN'S HOMES TOOK PLACE IN OLOMOUC

TRADITIONAL BAKING WITH CHILDREN FROM CHILDREN'S HOMES TOOK PLACE IN OLOMOUC

Olomouc / Czech Republic / 27. May 2014

Children from the Children's Home in Olomouc visited the Clarion Congress Hotel last weekend. Another event of the cycle "Baking with Clarion" took place here. It was the first time the project, which has been running in Clarion hotels in Prague for three years in cooperation with the foundation Chance 4 Children, relocated outside the city of Prague. Children had a chance to get to know the hotel environment and find out about all the interesting professions that can be performed within hotel operation. They were guided around the hotel by Silvie Szymiková, sales manager at the Clarion Congress Hotel.

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FAMOUS MYSTERY SOLVER ERICH VON DÄNIKEN VISITED THE CLARION HOTEL IN OLOMOUC

FAMOUS MYSTERY SOLVER ERICH VON DÄNIKEN VISITED THE CLARION HOTEL IN OLOMOUC

Olomouc / Czech Republic / 18. May 2014

The famous Swiss writer and mystery solver Erich Von Däniken visited Olomouc during his Czech and Slovak tour. Excited visitors to the Clarion Congress Hotel Olomouc could experience a more than 2-hour lecture called Mysterious Egypt and Other Mysteries of Ancient Times. The lecture series was followed by the writer's book signing. Däniken stayed in the executive suite of the Clarion hotel on Friday night, heading to Pardubice, his next destination the following day. The famous writer had returned to Moravia after 8 years.

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MICHELIN HEAD CHEF FROM BUDDHA-BAR IN PARIS TO PRESENT A NEW MENU IN SIDDHARTA CAFÉ

MICHELIN HEAD CHEF FROM BUDDHA-BAR IN PARIS TO PRESENT A NEW MENU IN SIDDHARTA CAFÉ

Prague / Czech Republic / 15. May 2014

An innovative connection of top quality ingredients with tastes and aromas from all around the world will be united in the work of Rougui Dia, a well-known head chef of Le VRAYMONDE restaurant based in the Parisian Buddha-Bar Hotel. Visitors to Siddharta Café in Jakubská street will have a chance to look under the hood of her talent and try special dishes of her gastronomic selection in May, since the head chef, within the cooperation of Parisian and Prague Buddha-Bar Hotel, is about to prepare a special menu – a 5-course degustation dinner menu and a business-lunch menu.

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The debate with the stars of Bony a klid 2 in Congress Hotel Ceske Budejovice

The debate with the stars of Bony a klid 2 in Congress Hotel Ceske Budejovice

České Budějovice / 12. May 2014

Bony a klid 2 is loose sequel of the cult Czech drama from 80s' and follows the faith of the main characters that lived in the environment of racketeers and people living in the shadows. The panel debate and book signing with the movies’ authors and actors took place at Clarion Congress Hotel in Ceske Budejovice, weeks prior the film’s upcoming premiere which will be held in Tipsport Arena on 20 May 2014.

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The proceeds from a doll auction at the Miss Liberec open afterparty contribute to a Unicef project

The proceeds from a doll auction at the Miss Liberec open afterparty contribute to a Unicef project

Liberec / 30. April 2014

The Miss Liberec Open 2014 final gala night that took place on Saturday at the Liberec Cultural Centre was not only about beauty and charm, but also about helping a good cause. Nikol Červinková, a native of Turnov, won the competition. At the coronation afterparty at the Clarion Grandhotel Zlatý Lev, dolls that were made by the finalists, as part of a UNICEF project, were auctioned off in support of the vaccination of children in developing countries.

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Little visitors from Krupka Children's Home attended easter brunch at Clarion

Little visitors from Krupka Children's Home attended easter brunch at Clarion

Ústí nad Labem / 24. April 2014

To braid willow twigs, decorate Easter eggs and have a lot of fun – all small and grown-ups could experience that during traditional Easter brunch held at Clarion Hotel on Sunday. In addition to the children of the guests Clarion also welcomed the carolers from Krupka Children’s Home. The Easter themed program included the variety of food and beverages from Benada Restaurant.

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CZECH FED CUP TEAM RELAXED IN CLARION CONGRESS HOTEL OSTRAVA

CZECH FED CUP TEAM RELAXED IN CLARION CONGRESS HOTEL OSTRAVA

Ostrava / 17. April 2014

Czech Fed Cup team led by Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova is preparing for seminal matches with Italy. The matches with last year’s defending champions will take place on Easter weekend April 19 and 20, 2014.

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SPRING JAMBOREE HELD IN ARTIGY CENTER CONTRIBUTED TO AID FOR VISUALLY IMPAIRED CHILDREN

SPRING JAMBOREE HELD IN ARTIGY CENTER CONTRIBUTED TO AID FOR VISUALLY IMPAIRED CHILDREN

České Budějovice / 8. April 2014

Princesses, cowboys, Indians and clowns were seen in cultural and congress center ArtIGY in České Budějovice. The carnival “Spring jamboree” organized by the kindergarten for visually impaired children offered variety of activities such as games, contests or raffle not only for children but all the guests who came to support the event.

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