In the year 2000, Frenchman Serge Trigano, his two sons and design superstar Philippe Starck met to brainstorm a new hotel concept. After a few setbacks, the first “Mama Shelter” opened in 2008 in the Parisian Rue Bagnolet – and became a huge success even though a financial crisis was around the corner.
Several openings – some of them international – later, the hotel chain indulged itself with a branch in Prague for its tenth birthday. The typical Mama Shelter DNA is everpresent in the straightforward functional building: from the playful lobby with pool tables and pinball games to the fresh design in the mandatory masks of comic heroes in the rooms.
“A restaurant with rooms on top.” hotelier Serge Trigano once described his concept. Not surprising as about half of the sales are generated by the restaurants. Prague’s restaurant, with its colorful seats, the open show kitchen and the comfort food on the menu quickly became a magnet for guests and locals alike.