Four Seasons Hotel Prague, an assembly of three historic buildings and one new building on the banks of the Vltava River in the Old City, is continuing to evolve the guest experience through design, with the unveiling of the newly decorated Presidential Suite in the Baroque building and rooms in the Modern building.
The new decór of the Presidential Suite, located in a Baroque structure dating back to 18th century, is indigenous to the architectural style and respect the history of the building. Included are curved and sculpted walls, some with sgrafito paintings (a centuries-old paint and wet plaster technique that literally means “graffiti”); vibrant colours and gilding; decorative details and ornaments; and Venetian plasters. Dominating red and gold shades are complementary baroque-style furnishings in dark brown, black and red. And inviting and comfortable seating area with sofas and a fireplace, a piano by the window with river views and a reading corner with leather armchairs and library give the living room a warm feeling and create a unique residential atmosphere. A Czech crystal chandelier and hand painted wall in sgrafito style brings superb ambiance to the dining room within the suite.
The one, two or four bedroom Presidential Suite is located on the second level of the Baroque building and offers unique views of the Vltava River, Charles Bridge, Malá Strana and Prague Castle from the living, dining rooms, and the master bedroom. For those looking for a unique and exquisite experience, the Hotel allows the entire Baroque building to be reserved for complete privacy.
Modern Building Rooms
Dating from the Hotel’s opening in 2001, the Modern building represents contemporary life in the capital – refined, relaxed and stylish. The style, created by renowned French designer Pierre-Yves Rochon, is as eclectic as the city, inspired by the Austro-Hungarian Modernista style of the 1920s and 30s. Two colour options are featured: a hint of turquoise accentuates a palette of black, grey, white and chrome, and warm rust accentuates a palette of taupe, brown and chrome. Both options have Bohemian crystal elements, reflecting the country’s long artisan traditions. Striped wallpaper, Modernista vases and clean lines also pay homage to Czech aesthetic, while black and white photos of old Prague evoke a residential ambiance. The Modern building, one of four choices for guests choosing a room at the Hotel, offers nine room categories for guests who prefer a more contemporary environment for their stay.
Five Year Project
“The remodelling project is a testament to our commitment to constantly innovate and most importantly to always enhance the high quality of the guest experience,” says Rene Beauchamp, general manager of Four Seasons Hotel Prague. “Our visitors now have a choice of contemporary, Renaissance or Baroque designs. The response so far has been very positive, especially from our return guests who now have an opportunity to choose a different experience – depending on the purpose of their stay or current preferences.”
It’s all part of a five-year remodelling project for Four Seasons Hotel Prague that celebrates Czech tradition while creating a thoroughly modern place to stay, dine and meet in Prague. Throughout the Hotel’s public areas, contemporary works by Czech artists hint at the future of the city’s continuing design evolution. The Lobby and Renaissance building phases are complete, and remodeling of Classical building will follow. Redesign of the Hotel´s restaurant is scheduled for completion in the winter of 2012.
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