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Hotel Bergs

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Hotel Bergs

Hotel Bergs is imbued with a unique spirit, patina and personality - it envelops its guests in an ambiance of coziness, history combined with the state of the art modernity. The hotel is part of a village-like enclave called the Bergs Bazaar - surrounded by restaurants, cafes, and boutique shops just a few steps away.
The Bergs Bazaar, and with it Hotel Bergs has become a favored venue within the center of Riga. It is a 19th century passage so very popular throughout Europe during its period. Its founder, Kristaps Bergs, envisioned the bazaar as a place for various kinds of shopkeepers, and in its heyday included more than 130 commercial endeavors. After 50 years of Soviet rule and neglect, the Bergs Bazaar is experiencing a renaissance thanks to the more than a decade long reconstruction, rebuilding and modernization by Kristaps Bergs' heirs.
The chosen symbol of Hotel Bergs is the lowly cabbage - originally this territory was the outskirts of Riga and the hotel stands on land once occupied by cabbage patches and simple wooden dwellings. It should be noted that the whole complex is included within the UNESCO protected historic center of Riga.
The Hotel Bergs project designers are the Latvian architect, Zaiga Gaile with the cooperation of the Sydney based architecture firm, Peddle, Thorp & Walker. The end result is a very sensitively combination of old and new - an affirmation of continuity.
Understated color schemes and attention to each detail is superbly combined with fine natural materials - oak window frames, doors and flooring and hand woven linens by the well-known Latvian textile designer, Laima Kaugure. Paintings of Latvian old masters - family heirlooms - are combined with African art, modern furniture, authentic fireplaces, and contemporary art. The contemporary works of Ilmars Blumbergs - a noted Latvian stage designer and graphic artist - can be viewed throughout the hotel. This same artist is the author of the popular fountain in the hotel's courtyard originally occupied by a gas pump.
Hotel Bergs is a boutique hotel featuring 38 apartments - from studio accommodations to deluxe pent house apartments each with its own kitchen. A bar, first class restaurant, a library, cigar room, room service, a DVD collection, wireless computer service, fitness center, massage parlor - just to mention some of the basic amenities offered. During the sunny months of the year you can enjoy the newly reconstructed outdoor terrace with a view towards the fountain and bustling courtyard. During inclement weather you may wish to sip your cup of coffee or tea or enjoy a meal accompanied by a glass of wine in the glassed veranda, inner restaurant or bar if not in your chosen apartment while watching the flow and life within the Bergs Bazaar.

83/85 Elizabetes Street
www.hotelbergs.lv

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