The Julius Prague, the first travel and tourism project from the storied House of Julius Meinl group, was officially inaugurated today in a ribbon cutting event attended by co-founder Julius Meinl VI, and Mr. Zdenek Kovarik, Julius Meinl Living‘s Head of Hospitality, alongside distinguished guests from the city, its leading business and media
“Identifying a gap in the market, The Julius is a design-led residence offering the flexibility of apartment living with the service of a hotel. We are pleased to be the first to offer this type of service on a first-class level,” said Julius Meinl VI, co-founder, adding: “We have managed to connect the best of design with the tradition of craft, and our services are informed by centuries of experience. Modern and timeless interiors inspired by the art works of Alfons Mucha and František Kupka meet 21st-century technology, representing the merging of innovation and tradition that we stand for.“
The Julius sits in the heart of Prague’s Senovazny Square 3, and presents a new concept of short to long-term hospitality accomodation, enabling guests to stay from one night to months at a time. Combining a feeling of home with the excitement of travel, its approach highlights the uniqueness and exceptionality of the locality, connecting the traditions and history of the city with its guests.
The Julius Prague combines luxury and modern design with easy-to-use technologies that enables greater comfort and convenience. Interior design honoring the history of the building was created by award-winning Italian architects Matteo Thun & Partners. The colour range inspired by Czech artist Alfons Mucha’s works is transferred to the interior alongside art deco references in the furniture and colour palette. Elegant yet homley furnishings include oak wood floors, contemporary bathrooms and fine linen fabrics. Guests have a choice of 168 rooms all delivered to a high specification of design and most equipped with separate kitchen spaces, detached bedrooms and in-built. technology.
Matteo Thun, architect of The Julius interior design said “The House of Julius Meinl is one of the most well-known brands in Central Europe with its origins dating back to 1862. I have been working with the Meinl family on various projects for over 15 years. An in-depth knowledge of the history and a strong connection with the family were invaluable in the design and branding concept for The Julius Prague – bringing together tradition and a contemporary lifestyle. With The Julius, we wanted to create the feeling of an historic palace in the center of Prague becoming a temporary home.”
In the historical and protected part of the building, designer Tereza Drobna’s statment lighting stands out through a large-scale Preciosa crystal chandelier, while angular and cubist inspired pieces are found throughout the residence. “We were given the empowerment to design the lighting equipment for the entire residence“ says Tereza Drobná, lighting designer, specifying: “Designers Matteo Thun & Partners have devised a chic, modern and diverse interior concept. We wanted to connect the project with the design history of Prague. So we brought elements of cubism into every lighting element. In the hand-blown and cut rods, the new design captures this iconic style. Through the lighting, guests discovery of the shapes and patterns of Cubist Prague.“
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