Looking out your expansive patio down the breadth of the Danube, you can clearly see both the past and future of this Slovakian capital. Old trees hang over the banks, and the city's trademark UFO Restaurant seems to float atop a nearby suspension bridge.
Inside Kempinski Hotel River Park, the main lobby opens the eyes of guests with bold prints and gleaming floors. Look up in the centre to see a spiral staircase heading up to the next floor.
231 rooms and suites are modern yet calming in their design, and offer marble-clad bathrooms, flat screen TV and other convenient amenities.
Up top, the hotel's ZION spa offers an infinity pool, gym, aroma steam room, ice fountain, and views of the city that will have jaws hanging as loose as post-hydrotherapy muscles.
For those in search of a fine stogie and something smooth to go with it, settle into the Churchill Cigar Room, where great oration is always welcome. For a bite with a view, River Bank Restaurant offering the new "Pure Kitchen"concept based on the best quality products available and their natural tastes. Looking to up your funk index? Then bob your head over to Arte Wine & Tapas, a lively tapas bar inspired by the idea of sharing and enjoying small portions of delicious snacks, appetizers and finger food with friends to complement a huge variety of wines that are pulled from the cellar at your command.