Mercure Hotel — Minsk Old Town, BY

The welcoming face of the Mercure Hotel in Minsk shows a reinterpretation of traditional Belarus. Upon arrival in the lobby of the Mercure, guests are greeted at the golden reception counter, framed by pompous columns with classic Belarusian ornaments. In a setting full of apparent contrasts, the interplay of tradition and contemporary life is harmoniously balanced by elegant coexistence. Seating islands in the typical colors of the country are arranged generously around the bar in the entrance area.


Golden reliefs envelop columns, continue in a circle on the ceiling and thus create subtle distinctions between the room areas. Throughout the room, classic Wyschywanka-style patterns on walls and furniture are combined with modern elements and accents of interior design.

The warm, rich golden color concept is continued in the restaurant section of the hotel. Seating areas in round shape with royal blue cushions are highlighted by delicate luminaires dropping from the ceiling like golden rain. Indirectly illuminated colored mirrors in typical Belarusian styles and shades adorn the walls and reflect the artistic symbiosis of modern interior and traditional flair.

The black, richly ornamented carpet in the hallway leads to the rooms that are just as elegant as the lobby and radiate the spirit of modern Minsk. Alternating shades of black and red decorate the bright and open sleeping area. The spacious shower room is separated from the open bathroom by a glass partition.

public areas, rooms
Minsk, Belarus
9.300 sqm
design completion 2014 – 2019
design and planning