Maximilian hotel is playful and colorful, while keeping the palette soft and refined
Maximilian is one of Prague’s most established boutique hotels, situated just a few steps from Old Town Square. The hotel was originally designed by well-known Czech architect Eva Jiricna in 1995. The clients approached Conran and Partners to refurbish the hotel’s guest rooms and reconfigured the existing first floor areas to create new public spaces including a café and bar, brasserie, library and event space with courtyard garden, alongside a full renovation of the existing basement spa.
“The Ploberger brothers – who also own the Hotel Josef in Prague – wanted to use the work as an opportunity to contrast Josef’s starker, iconic style with the softer, colorful, more playful style of Maximilian. The design approach for the hotel reflects the cultural and architectural heritage of the urban context, referencing Czech modernism and the progressive art movement influenced by famous avant-garde artist and architectural writer, Karel Teige. We have created an approach which is playful, provocative but also functional, using bold colours to define each space within the hotel. Overlaid on this are elements of local craft, made bespoke for the hotel, and a carefully curated selection of contemporary and classic furniture pieces in similar soft and colourful shades,” explain Conran and Partners
- Location: Prague
- Date completed: 2019
- Size: 71 rooms
- Design: Conran and Partners
- Photos: Matthias Aschauer & Conran and Partners