Flanked by the Latvian National Opera House and the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Old Town, the Grand Hotel Kempinski in Riga is Latvia’s first five-star luxury hotel. The history of the site itself – the place where the first cocktail in the Soviet Union was reputedly served – is celebrated in the sympathetic updating of the hotel. The glamour of a bygone era is at the heart of the renovation, from the Grand Bar to the Cigar Lounge. The hotel also discretely offers all the modern comfort you could wish for, with the addition of a 1300sqm spa offering wellness treatments and a ‘vitality pool’. The suites are a similar mix of traditional and modern luxury, with richly textured materials creating an atmosphere of indulgence, paired with the highest quality fittings. In the bathrooms, the subtle, timeless elegance of GROHE Essence mixers are a perfect aesthetic fit, while GROHE F-Series ceiling showers offer guests the ultimate way to unwind.