With a mission to make experiencing the world easier for everyone, Booking.com is one of the world’s leading digital travel platforms connecting people with great places to stay, convenient ways to get around and the best things to do all over the world. Founded in 1996 in Amsterdam, the company now employs more than 17,500 employees globally in over 200 offices in 70 countries. The Czech office of Booking.com has moved to a new location within Prague to Na Příkopě 14. The new office will support Booking.com services on the Czech and Slovak market. The reasons for moving from their previous office on Havlíčkova Plaza were the expansion of Booking.com and the desire for an updated design of the office. The new office is around 600 sqm large and can house up to 36 employees.
Peter Mels, Senior Project Manager Real Estate at Booking.com, said: “Booking.com has around 200 offices all over the world which are managed centrally from Amsterdam. We are always looking for attractive places in every city where our offices are. I am very proud that we now have a pleasant and positive new office in the centre of Prague, which creates a very work friendly environment where our people can do their best work.“
The design and creation of the fit out for the new office was created by the companies CBRE, Techo, Halla and DT-Expert. CBRE was responsible for the interior design and project management of the office, as well as providing negotiation services for leasing the new space. Also, CBRE provides property management services for the whole building Na Příkopě 14.
Lenka Vašíčková, Office Consultant at CBRE, said: “Booking.com was looking for office space in the centre of Prague. The main task was to find large enough space for the company expansion in the Czech Republic with intention to create modern office space following current working trends. From several offers they eventually selected recently refurbished building on Na Příkopě street.”
Simona Honsková, Architect Building Consultancy at CBRE, adds: “Located in Prague, the Booking.com office embodies the identity of travelling and fun. Bringing a subtle essence and enhanced experience of destinations was a real challenge for CBRE design team. We conceptualised an inspiring professional environment that not only had a cool, contemporary feel but would also work to invigorate staff and visitors alike. The space was designed with an industrial feel, where fittings on the walls and floors, as well as lighting and furniture were all carefully selected to create a look referring to the old building, Prague and CZ/SK landmarks. Contemporary touches of glass and concrete highlighted by accents of bright colours were also introduced, with tones of wood providing the space with a touch of warmth. The office also contains cosy breakout spaces to relax and unwind, especially through comfy seating and a green wall that was placed along windows to give the office a laidback vibe.”