The Meran Hotel was built between the years 1895 - 1906 by the Hajek family on a narrow strip of land originally considered unsuitable for a hotel. In spite of this, it has now become one of the most remarkable architectural sights on Wenceslas Square
, along with the adjacent Evropa Hotel. After the death of Mr. Hájek in 1937, the hotel was passed into the hands of his son and daughtern at the age of two and three respectively.
The Meran Hotel was returned to the hajek family after the 1989 “Velvet revolution”. Because of disrepair during the previous communist regime, the hotel had to be restored to its original Art Nouveau style. The restoration included the refitting of the original stylish elevator, which had been removed. Today, the hotel provides accommodation of 20 rooms (total capacity 50 beds). Wenceslas Square, where the Hotel Meran is located, has been predestined to become a central part of New Prague Town since its foundation in 1348. Situated in the heart of the city, it is now the main artery of modern Prague. Near the hotel are some of the most significant and memorable places of Prague City. Nearby, a vast array of restaurants, night-clubs and discoteques offer their services, along with quaint shops offering world famous products and souvenirs.