hotel Axa history
AXA Hotel, a Functionalist building designed and erected by architect and master builder Václav Pilc in 1930-32, was conceived as a multi-functional entity centred around the sports-oriented hotel (25-m swimming pool, originally with a diving platform, big and small gym). There were also commercial spaces such as shops (the department store Jepa), restaurants and offices. Rooms were equipped with functional furniture in the Bauhaus style
The sports concept was developed by the architect's wife, prof. Běla Friedländerová - a top athlete who represented the First Republic of Czechoslovakia in swimming and diving. She led sports and physical education courses, which were mainly intended for women and girls.
Today the heirs and descendants of Pilc and Friedländerová want to build on this tradition of physical and mental balance and health. They would like to welcome you in their hotel, with its public pool and fitness center. In future the owners and staff would like to continue in this direction and develop AXA in its sports character and beyond, in an ecologically sustainable way.