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17 Jan 2020

Conran and Partners completes major redesign of Maximilian Hotel in Prague

Words by  Photo by Matthias Aschauer

One of Prague’s best-established luxury hotels reopens following overhaul by UK architecture and interior practice Conran and Partners

Hotel owners Christian and Rudolph Ploberger commissioned Conran and Partners to undertake the extensive renovation of Maximilian Hotel, which sits in close proximity to Prague’s Old Town Square.

 Reception with Teige collage artwork Matthias AschauerReception with Teige collage artwork Matthias Aschauer

The London-based architecture and interior design studio drew inspiration from both the hotel’s immediate surroundings for its interior aesthetic as well as references to poetic Czech modernism prevalent in the area.

Brasserie dining room Matthias AschauerBrasserie dining room Matthias Aschauer

The movement, which was heavily influenced by avant-garde artist and architectural writer Kerel Teige, is characterised by its marked use of colour, texture and more playful elements.

Brasserie sharing table with bespoke wall lights Matthias AschauerBrasserie sharing table with bespoke wall lights Matthias Aschauer

Maximilian’s refurbishment included the reconfiguration, and repurposing, of the ground floor to include a café/ bar, brasserie, library along with an event space and courtyard.

Conference and event space Matthias AschauerConference and event space Matthias Aschauer

The hotel’s existing spa was also updated.

Courtyard garden with view to events space Matthias AschauerCourtyard garden with view to events space Matthias Aschauer

“By respecting the heritage of the original building and through an inspiring collaboration with Conran and Partners, we have created a chic, contemporary urban dwelling that brings together the best of Czech tradition, culture and design with brasserie-style food.” Says Rudolph Ploberger, co-owner of Maximilian.

Deluxe guestroom in roof space Matthias AschauerDeluxe guestroom in roof space Matthias Aschauer

“The new design will allow us to focus on the needs of our guests to ensure that they experience a truly memorable time while in Prague.”

Detail of deluxe guestroom Matthias AschauerDetail of deluxe guestroom Matthias Aschauer

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