In the Old Town of Vilnius, high-class art hotel Artagonist opened its doors. Investments into the hotel that is unique by its concept and distinctive for its special focus on art amount to over EUR 5 million. Real estate company MG Valda is investing into the project. ‘Eccentric, bright and exclusive – that is the character of the hotel we created in cooperation with Lithuanian artists. Bold works of art opposing the popular taste embellish the rooms. Residents will not have two identical rooms, for this reason, the hotel is like a gallery’, said Vilius Vaičekauskas, Manager of the Artagonist Hotel. Sixteen Lithuanian artists created exclusive works of art specifically for the hotel. The rooms are decorated with the works of textile, paintings, wall graphics, while some rooms boast wall frescoes, sculpture installations. Works of art are displayed not only in the rooms but also in common areas of the Artagonist: upon entrance into the hotel, at the reception the visitors are greeted by a painting on the wall of an impressive size, stretching over several floors.
The Hotel situated in the very heart of Vilnius Old Town, at Pilies street 34, has 34 rooms in which up to 65 residents can stay at the same time. Rooms from EUR 90 to several hundred are available in the hotel, depending on the type of rooms. A gourmet restaurant will be opened in the Hotel. According to Mr. Vaičekauskas, the Artagonist is the first smart hotel in Lithuania.
‘By using a special app in their smart phones, residents can control room lighting, temperature, order additional services, unlock or lock the room doors. Smart systems allow the hotel staff to see the residents leaving their rooms, therefore they can tidy up the rooms without disturbing anyone’, said Mr. Vaičekauskas. The Artagonist Hotel differs from others by their open bathrooms, light premises and other modern solutions meeting the latest trends in hotel interior and design. According to the Hotel Manager, the residents will have exceptionally quality rest, because special attention was focused on furniture and other interior elements when installing the hotel.
‘Mattresses of the world-known manufacturer Hilding Anders are used, in each room residents can enjoy coffee made in exclusive Chemex coffeemakers, water is purified with Binchotan white charcoal. It is only a few exceptional features that will be offered to the residents’ stated Mr. Vaičekauskas. The hotel building under reconstruction dates back to the end of the 15th – beginning of the 16th Century. In 1530-1743, the building housed a tailors’ shop, later watchmakers J. and B. Veineriai.
MG Valda also manages the Urbihop hotel located in the SEB Arena.
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