Nothing is planned to be built on the site of the former Hotel Praha in Dejvice

by   CIJ News iDesk III
2024-06-03   09:36
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There are no plans for the area in the residential district of Prague's Dejvice, where the large Hotel Praha used to stand, and no construction is planned, said Tomáš Perman, spokesman for the Kellner family, which owns the land. The PPF investment group, owned by Renáta Kellnerová, also owns part of the land. PPF originally planned to build an outdoor gallery or a private school on the site, but Perman said that had to be abandoned. It will be ten years since the completion of the demolition of the hotel, which provoked both negative and positive reactions from the public and experts, on 7 June.

PPF Group originally wanted to build the Open Gate II school on the site of the former Prague Hotel garage. According to Perman, this project had to be abandoned, as earlier information indicated that the necessary permits for construction could not be obtained. Later, the Kellner Family Foundation announced that an outdoor gallery would be built on part of the former hotel site instead of an elementary school and an eight-year high school.

However, Perman would not comment on its establishment. "But there's nothing newer than the intent of the school, which had to be abandoned," he said. He added that there is no specific plan for the property at this time and nothing is planned to be built on it.

Friday, June 7, will mark ten years since the completion of the demolition of the Prague Hotel. The bold structure was built to serve the needs of the Communist Party and the Czechoslovak government between 1975 and 1981. The hotel, which was used to accommodate foreign delegations, changed hands after the regime change and was eventually acquired by the PPF group of Petr Kellner, who died in a helicopter crash in Alaska about three years ago. The current owner is his wife, Renáta Kellnerová. The company bought the building in 2013 from the Cypriot company Maraflex.

PPF demolished the hotel, which had a grand design, mainly because it was unprofitable. In addition to conference rooms and a restaurant, it housed 136 large rooms and a 400-metre presidential suite, and its demolition had its opponents. Some architects described the hotel as a unique building, while others argued that it was mediocre architecture. The PPF argued that the building was oversized and uneconomical.

The Prague Hotel site is adjacent to the Hadovka Summer Palace, also owned by PPF. In 2018, the group opened a clinic in part of the historic building.

Source: PPF and CTK

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