The Hotel

Imperial Hotel Ostrava is surely one of the best-known hotels in the city and has been offering above-standard services to guests continuously since it was opened in 1904. Its great location in the city centre, rich history and professional staff make it the ideal hotel for your stay.

The combination of over a century of tradition and modern hotel trends makes this renowned hotel the perfect place for business meetings and also for pleasant relaxation following a demanding day.

The hotel offers 156 comfortable and modern rooms, an extensive conference centre for 490 guests, a lovely restaurant offering a wide range of gastronomic specialities, the unique Relax Centre, new Fitness Centre and, above all, every hotel employee’s personal and friendly manner towards all the guests – all this entitles us to call Imperial Hotel Ostrava your home away from home.


History of Imperial Hotel Ostrava

At the start of the 20th century Moravian Ostrava was the most important center for coal mining and heavy industry in the entire Habsburg Empire. Naturally, the dynamic change into a large city led to the development of a wide range of hotel and accommodation services, thereby allowing the city to show, in addition to the vast iron works, mines, steel plants and coke ovens, its more amiable and hospitable side in the form of coffee shops, taverns and hotels. In the end, what could the weary visitor appreciate in the otherwise dismal, blackened city other than comfortable accommodations and the high quality of services that went with them?

So thought seasoned Ostrava innkeeper Josef Petzak, when he applied to the city of Moravian Ostrava for a hotel license in November 1902. His business aims received the unanimous support of the general committee led by Mayor Gustav Fiedler at its session on January 2nd, 1903. And thus resolution no. 22370 allowed Josef Petzak, a 47-year-old native of Olomouc, to turn his vision of constructing a first-class hotel into reality. Holding his own against the competition offered by other modern facilities at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries, such as the Café Habsburg or the Café Union on the main square of the hotel Slavia (on today’s Hollarova Street) required him to come up with first and foremost a well-thought-out business plan. Today, more than 110 years later, we can say it has withstood the test of time....

History of Imperial Hotel Ostrava