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The Augustine Hotel

Client: Waldeck Capital – Operator: Rocco Forte Hotels – Completion Date:  May 2009 – Before DO

The 101-bedroom property, including 16 suites, was created from seven different buildings, many of which have historical significance, including the 13th Century Augustinian St. Thomas Monastery, after which the luxury 5 star hotel is named. Several practising friars still live in a separate part of the monastery, adjacent to the hotel grounds. Linking the seven buildings to achieve the operator’s requirement for a 100+ bedroom hotel including restaurant function & spa facilities, was a major undertaking and took meticulous organization. Our involvement stretched over 5 years.

 

A simple, monastic theme cuts through this complex jigsaw of buildings, from the grey limestone flooring in the public areas to the understated linens and wools used in the bedrooms.  Warmth is added with luxurious velvets and heavy fabrics in ecclesiastical shades of orange, red and purple. History, religious provenance and cultural influences combine to create clean, uncluttered spaces.

 

The art and architecture of Prague is in evidence throughout, both in its retained features and in the Czech Cubist inspired artwork and furniture pieces, all of which combine to give the hotel a unique sense of place and history.

The Augustine Hotel Prague has won numerous industry awards since its opening, including: The Lichfield Restaurant being included in the “Top Ten Restaurants in Prague“ in the Grand Restaurant Guide, and the hotel winning the prestigious “Interior Design of the Year“ award for the Lichfield Cafe & Bar at “The Sleep Event Hotel Design Awards 2009“. The hotel also won “Best Hotel“ at the Construction Journal Awards 2010 and had its debut in The Gold List 2010. The property was also listed in both the “Gold List” and “Hot List” sections, and was nominated in “Virtuoso Hotels & Resorts“ and “Virtuoso Life Magazine“ nominee in the “Best of the Best Awards“ in the category of “Hotel of the Year 2010“.