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Stage 22 / Kempinski Hotels

Grand Hotel Kempinski Riga opens “rooftop spot”

Stage 22 is a bar and restaurant that has panoramic views and makes the most of its proximity to the opera house.

Latvia’s first five-star luxury Kempinski Hotel, which opened last October, has inaugurated a “stylish rooftop spot in the heart of the pulsating capital”.

Stage 22 is a bar and restaurant that covers much of the hotel’s top floor, the new venue offering “a breathtaking panoramic view of the impressive local landmarks” such as the National Opera House and freedom monument.

It follows an informal lounge-style concept for hotel guests as well as local residents.

The name comes from the number 22 of the building’s address on Aspazijas Boulevard and, Kempinski says, its proximity to the opera house – so close that guests will feel like they are on a stage.

The number 22 is also reflected in the drinks menu, consisting of 22 cocktails by the “very experienced mixologist team” including 11 signature and 11 classic, and special ‘1+1=2’ offers.

Nordic plus local
For food, Stage 22 specialises in shared seafood towers and “the finest Nordic cuisine with local ingredients” including lobster, langoustines, oysters, clams, grilled octopus, sturgeon caviar and smoked duck breast.

Live music and DJs entertain the crowd, and there are special offers timed for before or after performances at the opera house. The venue also promises a “down-to-earth attitude, magnificent all-year-long functioning terrace and outstanding service”.

In all, Grand Hotel Kempinski Riga features 141 first-class rooms and suites, two gourmet restaurants, three bars, six meeting rooms including a Grand Ballroom, a spa and wellness facility and an aromatic pastry shop.

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