A moment we will never forget
There are fateful moments that stick into memory forever – regardless of whether thirty or more years have passed, they remain bright and vivid. We were lucky enough to experience such moment one evening in 1987.
All three of us got into a car and went down to the Old Town of Vilnius to look around for a potential location where we could open our cafe. We walked down the Stikliai street – in the 16th century there were many glassblowing workshops, magnificent pieces of Venetian glass were produced there. And yet, during the Soviet times the street became completely different – gloomy and sombre.
Imagination is the beginning of creation. Instead of tiny dark apartments our imagination created pictures of a warm hotel with a courtyard, filled with flowers. We smiled at each other and believed that naive dreams can indeed come true. And the most beautiful part of the whole story is that the legend of Stikliai, born in the ruins of the Old Town, has truly become a reality, and today we can invite you to the hotel we created ourselves – with wholehearted commitment, years of experience, and love.
Anna, Aleksandras and Romas
Experience the taste of Stikliai
Stikliai kitchen is well known in the country for its fine dining, serving European and French cuisine, giving a great attention to recipes and using the natural food products that are specially grown up in Dubingiai. “From a seedling, to your table” – such is the motto of the chef at the Stikliai kitchen.
Relais&Chateaux Stikliai Restaurant Chef
Gerdvilas Zalys is the author of the new concept of Lithuanian cuisine in the Relais&Chateaux Stikliai Hotel restaurants. He started writing his kitchen history in Lithuania this autumn, just after returning from Paris. For the past three years Gerdvilas has been working in French gastronomic legend, Joël Robuchon’s restaurant “L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon Saint-Germain”, which is among the top 15 restaurants in the world. He has been promoted to the second kitchen chef – Seconde Cuisine – position at the time when Joël Robuchon was at the peak of his work acknowledgment with 32 Michelin stars in his hands.
Meetings and Events
We pay a special attention to your occasion. Our task is to create exceptional memories.
Ever since the Stikliai was founded, it has hosted many important events: meetings of the members of the Sajudis, honourable receptions by Lithuanian presidents, momentous dinners. Art exhibitions, presentations of various novelties, cultural events and lavish carnivals are being organized here as well.
Stikliai organises weddings, anniversaries, family gatherings, and business meetings. Guests are presented with a number of menu options – from one-bite sandwiches and main courses, to desserts. Sommelier and decoration services are also offered to make the celebration remarkable and exceptional.
Location with a rich history
Over 30 years the Stikliai name associates to the guests with luxury, impeccable service, highest quality and French elegance. The Relais&Chateaux Stikliai complex stands in the historical and cultural heart of Vilnius City – at UNESCO heritage’s Old Town, surrounded by Vilnius characteristically baroque church spires and pastel-colored buildings.
Places to Visit
Take a captivating journey to the capital of Lithuania and its UNESCO heritage’s Old Town and enjoy Your stay at our five star Relais&Chateaux Stikliai Hotel, located between the Town Hall, Presidential Palace, Vilnius University, Cathedral and Palace of the Grand Dukes, and surrounded by numerous churches, museums, galleries and parks.