Royal Square Hotel and Suites

The five-star Royal Square Hotel and Suites in Riga, winner of the coveted ‘Leading Hotel in Latvia 2012’ prize at the World Travel Awards, offers exceptional luxury amenities and services along with authentic Latvian style. The locally owned property is a member of one of the country’s top hospitality groups, which includes a diverse range of quality hotels, restaurants and entertainment options. The Managing Director explains, “There are competitor hotels that claim that they have local Latvian flavour, but their owners and managers are foreigners. We are Latvian, managing a local hotel in a local hospitality organisation, and that makes us unique in Latvia amongst exclusive hotels.”

With only 30 rooms and a choice of spacious suites, the boutique hotel focusses on providing its guests with truly personalised services. The hotel has 18 classic rooms, eight executive rooms, two deluxe suites (each with a fireplace and private sauna), one luxury suite with its own fireplace and sauna, and the Royal Suite with two bedrooms.

Guests at the Royal Hotel and Suites can indulge in a guests-only sauna and Jacuzzi, enjoy gourmet cuisine in Restaurant Desiderata – voted the best restaurant in Latvia in 2010 – and relax in the convivial Secret Garden nightclub. Executive travellers can also make use of the hotel’s choice of meeting facilities for groups of up to 25. Set right in the centre of Riga’s historic Old Town, the hotel is also just 12 km from the city’s international airport. The Royal Square Hotel and Suites was built on the remnants of Riga’s 16th century city centre and offers a winning combination of historic character along with state-of-the-art facilities and services.

Best restaurant in Latvia in 2010

Another draw for guests is the hotel’s Restaurant Desiderata, with its unique décor and atmosphere. Set within ancient stone walls and with views through a glass floor of a well-preserved historic well, Restaurant Desiderata’s elegant dining room is the essence of Riga’s Old Town in its ambiance. It is also the perfect venue for enjoying fabulous gourmet dishes, accompanied by the finest wines.

The Managing Director says, “We urge international travellers to discover Riga and to stay at the Royal Square Hotel and Suites or in one of the group’s other properties. We believe that Riga has the potential to become a destination for longer stays, because there is so much to see and do in the city and throughout Latvia. And on their trips to Riga, guests should choose to stay with us. We guarantee to exceed your expectations.”