Location Prague, Czech Republic
2004 Building Design Award Finalist
2003 GQ Travel Award - Highly Commended
2003 Leisure Property Award Finalist
2002 FX International Design Award Finalist
2002 Leisure Property Award Finalist
Andel’s Prague is a 280-bedroom hotel located in the heart of Smichov, Prague’s cultural and business district. The contemporary design makes use of references of traditional Bohemian design with a modern emphasis on style and comfort.
Coloured glass is used in glowing, jewel-like boxes carved into locally quarried limestone. The reception desk is a heavy, monolithic block of honed stone, which appears to hover above the floor, with inset blocks of stacked glass. Leading from the lobby is an intriguing, contemporary interpretation of the traditional grand hotel staircase.
Generous stone steps of contrasting texture and colour are enclosed in a box of glowing etched glass. The lobby floor is made of irregular slabs of warm limestone, contrasting with textured, roughly split stone of the walls to reveal niches of brilliant, saturated colour.
The design of the bedrooms consist of warm oak and polished lacquer and glass partitions with classic suede Italian furniture and are flooded by light from floor to ceiling windows.