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Hotel Century Old Town Prague opens after a complete renovation

Hotel Century Old Town Prague reveals its inner beauty after a complete renovation of this historic MGallery Hotel. Hotel Century Old Town is situated in the very center of magical Prague, next to the Old Town Square, where the world famous medieval astronomical clock is mounted on the southern wall of the Old Town City Hall. The hotel is superbly located giving a unique opportunity to discover Prague’s cultural attractions, sights and buzzing nightlife scene. The Municipal House, Kafka Museum and Charles Bridge are just around the corner.The Neo-Baroque building was built in the 19th century by Alfonse Wertmuller, a famous architect in Prague. Formerly, it was the office of the Workers’ Accident Insurance of Kingdom of Bohemia, where Franz Kafka worked as an insurance clerk from 1908 to 1922. His spirit can still be felt in the hotel, as his bronze bust welcomes guests in the lobby in front of the majestic stairs, which the writer climbed time and again.This listed 19th century building turned into a hotel in 2002, and became part of the MGallery by Sofitel in 2009. A sculpted Neo-Baroque façade and the spectacular stairway, with its columns, marble steps and wrought-iron banister are characteristic features of this impeccable building. Thanks to the famous French interior designer Ana Moussinet, the hotel has completed a metamorphosis, retaining its grandeur and original classical features, the stunning Neo-Baroque interiors gaining a contemporary style, perfectly matching the rich history of the building. Discreet reminders of the building’s historical atmosphere have been integrated within the design such as Franz Kafka’s random patterns, reminiscent of ink lines and splashes. His inspirational quotes are displayed on the hotel’s walls. His presence still lingers in the Kafka Suite, which used to be the writer’s office for many years and is now an exclusive suite with a contemporary design, inspired by Art Deco and mid-20th Century Cubism.