History of the Zlatá Hvězda Hotel

Numerous famous people were born or lived in Litomyšl. We dedicated several of our rooms to some of them.

The first mention of Litomyšl, which belonged to the Slavník noble family estate, dates back to 981, in the Czech Chronicle of Kosmas, in connection with a nearby trade route of European importance – the so-called Trstěnická Trail.


In 1259, Litomyšl was elevated to the status of a town, which until the end of the 19th century was owned by various noble families – the Přemyslids, the Kostkas of Postupice, the Pernštejn family, the Trautmannsdorf family.


Famous personalities such as Alois Jirásek, Božena Němcová, Magdalena Dobromila Rettigová stayed in the town and it is the birthplace of Bedřich Smetana.


The year 1949 was the year of the first edition of the Smetana Litomyšl Music Festival. The music festival has now reached international fame and reputation.


In 1999, the Litomyšl Renaissance Chateau was inscribed on the UNESCO list of cultural monuments. The castle hill together with the square and the adjacent streets form a beautiful historical character of the town.


The Zlatá Hvězda Hotel, your place of stay, has a long tradition as well. At the end of the 19th century, it was called the “Golden Star” Inn and provided a natural site for social gatherings. It was built on two adjacent plots of land, the rear of which was the site of the town fortifications. It was house No. 83, owned by Vítek Matyšů from 1528, and house No. 84, owned by Matěj Zbelant from 1516 – they are the first traceable owners. After that, the houses changed ownership quite often.


In 1861 the writer Božena Němcová lived here at the end of her life. On the facade of the hotel there is her memorial plaque by František Kysela from 1932.

In the mid-19th century, the inn belonged to Bohdan Tobolář and his wife Anna, a relative of the printer Augusta, who printed the essential book by Němcová – Babička (The Grandmother). In 1898, the new owner Václav Němec nearly tore down both houses and started the construction of a building in the style of Czech Neo-Renaissance. The project included a lobby with a grand staircase. The result was a new two-floor “Golden Star Hotel” with a historicist façade and sixteen rooms. It was completed in 1900. At the entrance there used to be a bourgeois meeting room, a billiard room and a large wine cellar.


In 1914, the District Farm Credit Union bought the hotel and set up premises for itself and the District Farmers’ Health Insurance Company, with only four rooms left for accommodation. The credit union added a summer restaurant. In 1931 another major rebuilding took place. The functionalist façade of the building was left without any sculpture or relief; the project originally envisaged a pair of statues on the edges of the attic. The project, radical by the standards of the time, did not include any interior modifications, and so it has remained in its historicist form from the late 19th century to the present day. The bank vault, which has been turned into a unique bathroom in the Vault Suite, is a remnant from this period. It was possible to walk through the house to Vodní valy street.


The Czechoslovak State owned the hotel since 1954 and in 1962 transferred the management to Restaurace Svitavy – a state business enterprise.


After 1989, Jiří Kubík bought the hotel and added the 3rd floor.


In 1994, the first meeting of seven European presidents took place at the hotel and the Litomyšl castle.


Since 1998 the hotel has belonged to its current owners, Milena and Jaroslav Šnajdr. Between 1998 and 2004 a major renovation of the hall and the newly built hotel suites took place. Another rebuilding was undertaken in 2005-2007. The rear unused part of the hotel was converted into rooms and a glass staircase with a roof terrace was rebuilt, from where there is a magnificent view of the square. Currently the hotel offers accommodation in 32 renovated rooms with 68 beds. 2 lounges with a capacity of 25-30 people and a hall for 90-120 people serve for food events. In the restaurant you can taste dishes made from ingredients mainly produced by local farmers and suppliers.


Among the guests who regularly visit us are important personalities of culture, sports and politics.

Famous Guests

Among the guests who regularly visit us are important personalities of culture, sports and politics.

1994 meeting of seven presidents

The meeting of seven Central European presidents on 15 April 1994, who gathered here at the invitation of the then President Václav Havel, was a major occasion.

President of the Czech RepublicVáclav Havel
President of PolandLech Walensa
President of GermanyRichard von Weiszäcker
President of AustriaThomas Klestil
President of HungaryArpád Göncz
President of SlovakiaMichal Kováč
President of SloveniaMilan Kučan

Visit of President Václav Klaus, 2007

Other distinguished guests of Zlatá Hvězda Hotel

Alexej Pyško, David Matásek, Dominik Hašek, Fero Fenič, Hana Hegerová, Heidi Janků, Josef Abrhám, Jan Hřebejk, Jan Potměšil, Jaroslava Moserová, Šárka Kubelková, Pavel Landovský, Lubomír Lipský, Radovan Lukavský, Miloslav Šimek, Otakar Brousek, Pavel Turek, Radovan Brzobohatý, Vlastimil Brodský, Václav Vydra a další…



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