2009 Travel Trends
Revisiting Classic Destinations
In the early 90’s, expat twentysomethings made Prague the epitome of Eastern European slacker cool. These days, restaurants and hotels are sprucing up the city’s image. Rocco Forte’s Augustine (888/667-9477; roccofortecollection.com; doubles from $476) is set to open its doors this spring. The hip Buddha-Bar Hotel (doubles from $450) arrived last month in Old Town. In 2008, Allegro, at the Four Seasons Hotel Prague, earned the first Michelin star in the former Soviet Bloc.
—David Farley, Shane Mitchell, and Hannah Wallace