This year’s Symposium took place together with the jubilee celebrations of 100 years since the Hotel Imperial opening in 1912. For this reason the preview of the designs in the Imperial Gallery was exceptionally connected with a ceremonial placing of the time capsule which should be opened at the 200th jubilee of the Hotel Imperial operation, on 18th June 2112. We consider the memory of our efforts to modernize Czech spa industry to be an integral part of the message about the great past of the Hotel Imperial – efforts that we have worked on with Czech designers for the sixth year. As a symbol of this successful cooperation, we have placed the Kala spa cup in the time capsule together with the documents as it has always gloriously represented both the Imperial Karlovy Vary company and the Czech Republic.
The sixth year of the Symposium was characterized by Spa Fashion, which was the main theme for the first time. The designers created clothes and accessories to be used by the Hotel Imperial not only as gift items for its business partners but also as items to be sold to clients under its brand name as spa fashion that can keep reminding them the unique stay in Karlovy Vary even after they have come back home.