Head Interior Designer
Alison McNeil had not even visited Prague before she was approached to create the design concept for The Emblem Hotel. Drawing from an aspirational view of a city she had never seen, McNeil managed to create a pure design that perfectly aligned with how we see this city. She captured the romantic, earthy yet reserved nature of Prague and contained it within a historical yet modern space.
Her design inspiration ranged from the structuralism of the 1920’s film Metropolis to Kepler’s polygons and Tycho Brahe’s astrological drawings; her philosophy centred on the idea of a traditional household; and so, she fused these ideas to create modern, livable yet creative spaces. In the end, McNeil transformed the building into a unique atmosphere that combines our dedication to historic materials, classic details and simplicity with our desire to make everyone feel at home.