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Minor Hotel Group Celebrates 4 European City Breaks for Summer 2024

by Ron Bernthal

Jun 6, 2024

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Minor Hotels revealed some of Europe’s most intriguing late spring and early summer city breaks, with a centuries-old art and cultural festival in Frankfurt, a huge music festival outside of Copenhagen, a Canal Parade in Amsterdam and a concert series from two classical music greats in Prague among the options.

What to Do in Frankfurt
The Museum Embankment Festival (Aug. 23–25) takes place in Frankfurt, Germany, and is one of the most important art and cultural festivals in Europe. Museum buildings are arranged like pearls on a string along the river Main embankment. From architecture to modern sculpture and film, Frankfurt’s museums showcase a vast spectrum of art and cultural history. Alongside permanent exhibitions, readings and workshops, visitors can also enjoy a diverse range of fringe performances and live music. Festival highlights are the dragon boat race on the Main and a spectacular final firework display.

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Where to stay: The nhow Frankfurt is a 375-room lifestyle hotel located across 14 floors of the 47-floor ONE Tower by CA Immo. Located in the city’s financial district, the hotel features a bold design and excellent views, with bedroom walls and ceilings decorated in pop art-style banknotes. Highlights include NFT Skybar and Restaurant, Germany’s highest rooftop bar; a golden staircase inspired by falling coins in the lobby; and a spa with two saunas and a fitness center.

Denmark

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What to Do in Copenhagen
A highlight of Copenhagen in late spring or summer is Roskilde Festival  held in Roskilde 22 miles (about 30-45 minutes) by car or train west of Copenhagen. Roskilde started in the early 1970s by a pair of high school students, and today it is the largest music festival in Northern Europe. Taking place over eight days and two weekends (June 29–July 7), the 2024 festival expects to attract about 135,000 fans and more than 150 bands. The Roskilde Festival remains a non-profit organization, donating millions of Danish krone every year to various charities. There is also a naked run at some point during the festival, so be prepared.

Where to stay: NH Collection Copenhagen offers the new ROOF– Bar & Lounge, opened in spring 2024 and is Copenhagen’s first rooftop bar, offering some of the city’s best and most remarkable views. The hotel is a 5-star property and has a stunning waterfront setting at the entrance of the lively Christianshavn district.

What to Do in Amsterdam
When the Aug. 3 Canal Parade festival returns to the city for the 27th time as part of the city’s Pride Amsterdam festivities, it will possibly be the most beautiful festival held in Europe. Expect a colorful and diverse spectacle in a class of its own. It starts at 12 p.m. and continues to 6p.m. in the center of Amsterdam. The canal route covers Oosterdok, Nieuwe Herengracht, Amstel, Prinsengracht and Westerdok.

Where to stay: The luxurious NH Collection Amsterdam Barbizon Palace is located in the heart of the city’s old quarter. Beautifully converted from several 17th-century townhouses and a 15th-century chapel, the hotel has its own canal-side boating dock. Guests can relax with a nightcap or bite to eat in the cozy Bottles & Jars Bar, or enjoy haute cuisine of Chef Tjaco van Eijken in the restaurant Vermeer.

Prague

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What to Do in Prague
The city is offering a series of concert, opera and ballet pieces called the Best of Mozart & Straus. The series is held July 3–8 in several of Prague’s best concert halls, and visitors can buy tickets online to see as many of the performances as they can fit into the time period. Joining the musicians on stage is a celebrated soprano and ballet dancers.

Where to stay: Conveniently located a short walking distance from Old Town Square, visitors will find 5-star NH Collection Prague Carlo IV perfect for relaxing after a day of exploring the city. The elegant rooms in this former bank building are contemporary in style, and guests can relax in the wellness spa, one of the city’s biggest. The wood-clad Vault Bar is a unique venue in the renovated former bank’s vault and serves great cocktails, while the 1890 Restaurant features traditional Czech cuisine.

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