The original Flora Hotel was opened in 1881, and belonged to the family of art gardener Václav Skalník (thus the name Flora). Václav Skalník was the founder of spa parks and he also became the Mayor of Mariánské Lázně. Before WorldWar I, the Flora Hotel belonged to some of the most luxurious hotels in the town and was particularly sought out by the Russian aristocracy. The hotel has ideal placement in the centre of the spa quarter near the colonnade and in the close vicinity of curing springs. Flora offers a three-star category standard in 69 double rooms. All are equipped with a shower, toilet, satellite TV and a telephone with a direct dialing, radio, hair-dryer and minisafe. Gastronomical services are provided by two restaurants, one of which is situated on the sixth floor. This restaurant and café bar has a beautiful view of the town. In café there is Live Music five times per week.