Past and future converge in architectural design of Four Seasons Hotel Prague
21st-Century Luxury Hotel Marries Renaissance, Classical and Baroque Influences
Set within the heart of Staré Město, the cultural and economic heart of the city, Four Seasons Hotel Prague has brought together old and new in an extraordinary property. Headed by Dům a Město, a prominent Prague architectural firm, the design of Four Seasons Hotel Prague in the Czech capital has married three exceptional buildings, each varying in period and style, with the addition of a new structure, to create a 21st-century luxury hotel of unique splendor.
The design and restoration of Four Seasons Hotel Prague tested the creativity of a team of architects, engineers, interior designers and builders. They planned and executed the restoration with careful preservation of the original internal and external facades. The styles of the older buildings are neo-Renaissance, neo-Classical and Baroque.
The Marriage of Architecture and Artistry
Winning the project over competing firms during two 1996 contests, Dům a Město headed the three-year development, which required remarkable planning and coordination with Prague’s Department of City Development and the Ancient Monuments Department.
“The great challenge was to preserve the individuality of each building, creating harmony in the overall design, and reflecting the character of the surrounding Old Town, a city neighborhood known for the grandeur and elegance of its architecture,” said Petr Brzobohatý, architect, Dům a Město.
The unifying building of the Hotel complex combines delicately hued ochre sandstone from a Czech quarry and pale plaster facades with dark roofing to ensure a stylish synchronization with the historic buildings, while allowing each of the Hotel’s structures to retain its individual personality.
New Neo-Classical rooms designed by Pierre-Yves Rochon offer unique views of Vltava River and Prague Castle.
Four Seasons Hotel Prague, situated on the banks of the Vltava River in the Old City, is continuing to evolve the guest experience through design with the unveiling of newly decorated rooms by French designer Pierre-Yves Rochon in its Neo-Classical building.
Neo-Classical Building Rooms
The new décor of the rooms located in the Neo-Classical building, which dates back to 1827, is indigenous to the architectural style and respects the history of the building. The colour scheme and style is different from those in the Hotel’s Modern, Baroque and Renaissance structures. Dominating shades are beige and gold, complementing classical style furnishing in dark brown.
“The remodeling 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, Baroque and Neo-Classical 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.”
Vibrant new restaurant on the banks of the Vltava introduces a new dining concept to the city beginning March, 2012. Casual, But Smart and Unpretentious.
The stylish new restaurant, bar and lounge CottoCrudo opens at Four Seasons Hotel Prague on March, 2012. CottoCrudo, which means “cooked and raw,” introduces a new dining and lounge concept to the city. An Italian classics menu with a modern twist, a central culinary station with prime Italian delicacies, a crudo bar, variable seating options and a unique design showcases the latest in dining trends.
Four Seasons Hotel Prague offers the opportunity to organize parties, meetings, dinners, theme events or other social events and opens the doors to unique venues in the city.
The Hotel combines personalized and intuitive service with 635 square metres (6.835 square feet) of sophisticated and well thought-out meeting spaces, ensuring an unforgettable meeting or incentive experience in Central Europe.