Located near the old Jewish "Josefov" quarter, the two houses that form Hotel Josef, one called Orange, the other Pink, are a chilled-out counterpoint to Prague's active, urban lifestyle. Designed around a peaceful landscaped courtyard, the hotel offers a choice of thoughtfully designed functional rooms in the core of the city.
Eva Jiricna's award-winning design is a thoroughly contemporary statement, building on a great 20th century tradition of modern Czech design. As architect of some of the most innovative interiors in London, Paris and New York, Jiricna brings a highly crafted approach to state-of-the-art materials that create a unique setting in one of Europe's historic centers. Stone-clad bathrooms with glass partition walls add a sense of style to the comfortable bedrooms, fully equipped with efficient communications facilities and the latest technology. A business center and a gymnasium complement the sophisticated environment of Hotel Josef that has already become a major feature in Prague's growing business and tourist economy.
The 109 guestrooms at the Josef are designed with a similar efficiency that pervades the rest of the hotel. Classy, functional elements such as the rooms' lacquered finishes are offset by warmer design influences, including relaxed limestone floors. Baleri armchairs and Philippe Starck fittings in the bathrooms are a testament to the Josef's attention to quality detail. All are created with the limited amount of space in mind, making the hotel a well-proportioned mix of design efficiency and luxury without forfeiting any of the creature comforts one expects.