The brief was to upgrade and refresh the hotel for a relatively small investment. The main feature of the reception is the backlit yellow onyx wall, with desks in walnut and black lacquer, a tribute to the ambience of the ‘20’s. The theme continues throughout two guest salons, library and smoker’s room, and breakfast room with glass extension overlooking the landscaped courtyard. The furniture also reflects the period of the building’s origin, eg Eileen Gray chairs from La Maison de Verre by Pierre Chareau, in Paris. Graphics by Czech artists of the era are exhibited throughout the hotel, on loan from the Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague.