By internationally-renowned Interior Designer Alison McNeil, the Emblem is an one-of-a-kind hospitality experience in the Old Town of Prague, next to Kafka’s former home. The results for what is to be the first of a new brand of European boutique hotels, draws inspiration from sources as diverse as the Avant Guarde, Futurism, Art Deco, and Bauhaus.
The Emblem is designed to inspire and stimulate the artistic and creative sides in its visitors. It offers a unique sensory experience that can rejuvenate the mind and body of travellers that is beyond just a luxurious place to sleep. But as stylish and well thought out as the design is, this is not meant to be the a-typical hotel experience. The Emblem has all the amenities of a big hotel, but the touches of a boutique inn; it is about welcoming people into the family’s incredible lives, surrounded by art and ideas, and making them feel comfortable and welcome in that environment.
The hotel is built into an existing early 20th Century property set close to Prague’s Old Town Square. It’s a setting that includes the National Marionette Theatre, the legends of the Iron Man, and Prague City Hall. Included in the hotel are 59 distinctly designed rooms, a world-class restaurant and bar, a roof-top spa, a private members club and a terrace with views over the storied city. Instead of a boardroom there are lounges with a centre piece pantry and prominent pieces of artwork.
Throughout, individually selected materials and furnishings that guests can connect to include book matched walnut desks, Italian marble in the bathrooms, and linen head boards. Furnishings include a vintage Kagan sofa, velvet lounges from Ochre, custom designed brass lamps, and a custom designed bevelled edge three way mirror.Location: Prague, Czech Republic
Architects: DIALOG Project name: Emblem Hotel