Historical home reimagined
Hotel Pacai, Vilnius, Lithuania
In the old town of the Lithuanian capital of Vilnius, stands the Palace of Pacai, a former private home to influential Lithuanian families and the most magnificent mansion of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania in the 17th century.
It is also now the home of Hotel Pacai, an urban retreat offering 104 spacious guest rooms, four conference spaces, a lounge bar, a 38-seat casual bistro and 43-seat fine dining ‘new Baltic’ restaurant headed by Chef Claus Meyer, of Noma fame. The hotel also has a full spa and gym.
Consisting of four interconnected buildings, which form an inner courtyard, the structure was converted by Lithuanian architect Saulius Mikštas, who preserved historical details like original frescoes and statues from the 16th century and brought in sleek modernity in the form of marble and a fresh colour story. The centre courtyard will showcase a series of artistic events throughout the year.