Prince Harry’s popularity might be plunging but he will be on a high during his time in Germany for the Invictus Games as he will be staying in a sky-high Presidential Suite at a luxury hotel.
He is booked into a £2,000 night suite with stunning views across The Rhine and will be joined later in the luxurious residence next week by his wife Meghan.
The expansive suite on the 17th floor of the Hyatt Regency hotel in Dusseldorf will be his base for the next eight days.
On Saturday night he will launch the sports event for wounded and disabled military veterans and attend the week long event, dropping in to cheer of competitors in events such as archery, swimming and wheelchair rugby.
Staff at the five-star hotel – which boasts an expansive terrace overlooking The Rhine with a silver bubble shaped bar – were tight lipped about their VIP guest whose popularity in Britain has fallen to 32% from over 70% following his repeated swipes on the Royal family.
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The hotel describes the accommodation as a ‘premium’ suite – with two 65-inch televisions, plush robes and even a yoga mat
The apartment-style suite includes a separate living area, kitchenette and a bathroom – complete with walk-in rain shower
Harry and Meghan will stay at the Hyatt Regency hotel in Dusseldorf – made up of two towers, seen here at the front of the image
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A police motor cruiser has been parked near to the hotel in a show of security being beefed up ahead of Harry’s arrival.
As the Games have been organised by the Bundeswher, the German military, there are also number of uniformed personnel around the hotel.
Members of the management team for the Games are booked into the hotel and Harry will be checking in when he arrives Saturday morning following his brief visit to the UK.
At the 2022 Games held in The Hague in Holland Harry and Meghan stayed in a Royal suite in the city’s Hilton Hotel. Invictus management were also booked into the same hotel to that meetings could be held among the team.
His Presidential suite boast a king bedroom with panoramic views towards 250m high Rhienturm, a telecommunication tower that dominates the skyline of the German city.
The Presidential suite has a separate living area, kitchenette and a bathroom with a the bathroom boasting a walk-in rain shower.
The hotel describes the giant-sized 158sq m accommodation as a ‘premium suite’.
There are also two 65in TVs, one in the bedroom and the other in the living room.
As a fan of meditation and yoga Meghan will be pleased to discover the suite comes with its own yoga mat.
Meghan is known to be a big fan of yoga and gave a glimpse of her routine in the Netflix documentary series about their lives following the split from the Royal family and their new life in California.
The suite also comes with ‘plush’ robes and slippers and a stereo.
The hotel, located in an area of Dusseldorf known as the Media Harbour, also has its own spa offering cosmetic treatments and wellness packages.
While Harry and Meghan are likely to take most of their meals in their room they have the choice of dining in a French-America brasserie which also includes a RAW bar.
Prince Harry steps out at the WellChild awards in London on Thursday
Photographers try to catch a glimpse of Prince Harry as his car arrives at the Hyatt Regency hotel in Dusseldorf
German police vehicles are parked near the Hyatt Regency hotel in Dusseldorf as security is stepped up ahead of Harry’s arrival
German police officers patrolling the waterfront near the hotel on Friday
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The Prince and Princess of Wales bow their heads as they attend a service at St Davids Cathedral where prayers were said for the Queen
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle attending day two of the Invictus Games at The Hague, in the Netherlands, last year
Previous guests have raved about the hotel, one of the most expensive in the city.
One American tourist who stayed at the hotel wrote on the TripAdvisor site: ‘It’s big, expensive, and designed for business travelers. But it’s good a hip, stylish side, too. The rooms could use a little refresh, but they are luxurious, with a great view from the hotel’s harborside.’
Another wrote: ‘Spectacular hotel. Excellent location and attentive staff. Very modern. Food service was very good. Best part of the stay was the suite – fantastic view and huge room. One of the best we have ever stayed in. Also, a good value.’
A fleet of the people carriers with tinted windows are parked outside the hotel to ferry the Invictus Management team to the venue at the Merkur Spiel-Arena.
Over 500 competitors from 21 countries are taking part in the games which are sponsored by the US based Boeing firm.
Organisers predict up to 100,000 people will attend the games which will close with a speech from Prince Harry and a set of six songs from singer Rita Ora.
Teams from around the globe have all arrived in Dusseldorf and were met at the airport by the mascot of the Games, a brown bear with the name Buddy.
The UK team and friends and family flew from Birmingham on a RAF transport jet. The 59 members of the include 15 who are still serving in the military while the others are retired from service.
The team UK Captain, Lt Commander James Rogers said: ‘ Whether a veteran or still serving, we are one team heading into the Games and I am immensely proud of how much everyone has achieved in this process. It has brought with it a sense of camaraderie and excitement, as well as noticeable physical and mental health benefits.’