Project of Renovation of Prague’s InterContinental Hotel and its Surroundings Was Presented to Public
Reconstruction of the iconic InterContinental Hotel and a radical recreation of its surroundings will be one of the most visible projects in Prague in the coming years. The legendary hotel will reopen on May 1 under a new name referring to the hotel restaurant: Golden Prague Hotel managed by Fairmont.
Architect Marek Tichý from the TaK Architects presented what the hotel and its surroundings could look like after the renovation. According to architect Tichý, the first public reactions were mostly positive.
Hotel InterContinental Prague was bought by the investment company R2G earlier in 2019. This year, the operation of the hotel will be taken over by the luxury chain Fairmont - a part of Accor hospitality group.
The landscape design of the hotel surroundings includes expanding the public space and creating a tunnel connecting the embankment with a pedestrian zone all the way to the Vltava river. The project authors also promise to calm the traffic and parking on the piazzetta next to the hotel, where a smaller commercial building is to be built connecting the area with the nearby Pařížská street.
“We welcome the openness of the investor, who understands the importance of the location surrounding the hotel. I am pleased that we are taking care of the centre of Prague with the increasing intensity. The transformation of the InterContinental Hotel is one of many other projects aimed at making the city centre a more pleasant place for all citizens and visitors,” says Ondřej Boháč, Director of the Institute of Planning and Development of the City of Prague.