The original hotel was opened in 1982 and was named after a city in Belarus. The original name was to be Hotel Krystal, but it was hastily decided before opening, due to the partnership between the city of České Budějovice and the city of Gomel in the then Soviet Union, that the hotel would be named Gomel.
The Gomel Hotel was bought by the Hartl family in 1997. In 2005, a complete renovation of the entire hotel was completed. In 2007, the Hartl family sold it to CPI Hotels. In February 2011, CPI closed Hotel Gomel for another complete renovation, which lasted 14 months until April 2012, when the hotel reopened under a new name.
The four-star congress hotel of the Clarion Group is located near the city centre, on Pražská Street. It has 205 rooms, most of which are double rooms. Its building is 71 m high and has 17 floors and is one of the 50 tallest buildings in the Czech Republic.
Hotel website: www.clarioncongresshotelceskebudejovice.com/