Photos Credit: Emblem Hotel

The Emblem Hotel: Art, Location and Modern Design in Historic Prague

Jan. 24th, 2017

A half-block from City Hall and a mere minute's walk from the city's most popular tourist landmark, (the oldest operating astronomical clock in the world), Old town Prague hotel locations don't get much better than The Emblem.

Contemporary and sleek, the interior of this five-star, 59-room hotel is clad in ash-gray with shiny chrome and glass fixtures. Design layout is appealing, with a distinct Art Deco style. A diversity of artistic expressions are reflected throughout the property, in lamps, furniture, paintings and textiles. The list of designers and artists includes Aglas Furniture, a boutique studio with offices in Prague and London; interior designer, Alison McNeil, who said her inspiration here ranged from the structuralism of the 1920’s film ‘Metropolis’to Kepler’s polygons and Tycho Brahe’s astrological drawings; architect Andrew Clancy, who designed and customized strand copper lamps for every room; and Antonio Citterio whose Feboand Musa chairs for Maxalto are in the rooms, as well faucets designed for Hans Grohe in the bathrooms.

Emblem Hotel

Sean Hillen

Sean Hillen has been an international journalist and editor for over 30 years and published author. His contemporary novel, ‘Pretty Ugly’ is an intriguing ride through the murky undercurrent of the lucrative cosmetic industry  Sean’s writing experience spans several continents - in Ireland, for the national daily The Irish Times and in England, as foreign correspondent for The Times and Daily Telegraph. In the US, Sean worked at the United Nations Media Center in New York, Scripps Howard Broadcasting and regional newspapers (once having the same reporting position as Ernest Hemingway). Sean’s articles have also appeared in publications such as Time magazine and The Wall Street Journal. Sean is now writing a travel book entitled ‘Luxury Memories’ ( He is also senior cr...(Read More)