Almanac X Prague Czech Republic
Almanac X Prague
Štěpánská 623/40, 110 00 Prague 1, Czech Republic
Date of Creation
1.3.2023 as an Almanac X Prague , former Alcron Hotel built in 1932.
Hotel General Manager
5-star lifestyle hotel
Almanac X Prague
History & Story
The former Alcron hotel has a long and rich history as one of the Czech Republic’s most famous hotels. Founded by Alois Krofta, who saw an opportunity to build one of the country’s first world-class hotels. The Alcron opened in 1932, taking its name from a boat in ancient Greek mythology. State-of-the-art for its time, the Alcron was renowned for its innovative equipment and top-notch services, all overseen by Krofta himself. It quickly became a favourite destination for celebrities and dignitaries.
Along with a reputation for luxury, the Alcron also attracted the great and good due to its close proximity to the famed Lucerna Palace, a hub of cultural activity in the heart of Prague.
When Czechoslovakia emerged from Communist rule in 1989, Krofta’s descendants lodged a restitution claim for the hotel, which had by then fallen into disrepair. They then sold it to the WSF Group, which set about bringing the hotel back to its former glory. By the end of the 1990s, the Alcron was re-established as a byword for luxury in Prague, attracting famous guests. Known for its culinary excellence, the hotel’s legendary Alcron restaurant, was awarded Michelin star in years 2012-2017.
In 2022 the renovation of the entire hotel started and on March 1, 2023, one of Prague’s Art Nouveau landmarks was reborn as the Almanac X Prague, a 204-room hotel steps away from the city’s UNESCO-listed Old Town and the historic Wenceslas Square. The property is the first in the Almanac X lifestyle collection, a youthful, culinary-driven hotel. Local architecture firm Marani and Barcelona’s Tres Cinco Uno interior design studio led the €20 million refurbishment, drawing on the building’s 1930s-era glamor and local art and craftsmanship to conceive of a modern, colorful tribute to Czech design. Gastronomy is at the heart of the property, with an Art Deco-inspired cocktail bar, a specialty coffee shop, and a restaurant reinventing classic Czech recipes and a unique plant-forward concept. Local experiences immerse guests in the cultural and gastronomic flavor of the city while uncovering lesser-known attractions—from architectural marvels and historic beer halls to hip dockside neighborhoods.
Entire hotel was renovated in 2022-2023
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Almanac X Prague, former Alcron Hotel is located just a few steps from the historic Wenceslas Square and Old Town, with an epicurean focus, authentic cuisine, unique design.
The hotel showcases the property’s diverse array of magnificently appointed rooms, suites, and gathering venues; its compound of graceful buildings, outdoor spaces, and its location within Galataport, a new waterfront revitalisation project featuring museums, restaurants, and boutiques in the harbour district of Karaköy is in walking distance to Galata Tower, Galata Bridge, The Hagia Sophia Mosque, The Blue Mosque, and Topkapi Palace.
Key sites/activities in the area
• Wenceslas Square with the National Museum
• Old Town with the famous Astronomical clock and Charles bridge and many famous sites
• Powder tower
• Galeries and museums
Almanac X Prague began life as the Alcron Hotel, founded by Alois Krofta, who saw an opportunity in the foundation of an independent Czechoslovakia in 1918 to build one of Prague’s first world-class hotels. The Alcron opened in 1932, taking its name from a boat in ancient Greek mythology.
The hotel was state-of-the-art in its design, interior furnishings and equipment, a tradition continued by Almanac X to this day. Krofta was renowned for designing innovative equipment used in the hotel and for personally ensuring guest services were top-notch. The reputation of the Alcron spread quickly, attracting First Republic Czechoslovak celebrities and dignitaries.
Krofta’s ownership of the hotel was “supervized” during the Second World War by the Nazi occupiers, but it retained its reputation as a place of luxury. During the Communist era it was nationalized, and Krofta died a broken man in 1958, having seen his life’s work apparently destroyed.
After the Velvet Revolution of 1989, Krofta’s descendants lodged a restitution claim for the hotel. When they finally got it back from the state, the property had fallen into disrepair. The WSF Group bought the hotel and set to work restoring it to its former glory. By the end of the 1990s, the Alcron had been re-established as a byword for luxury in Prague.
The Alcron converted to the Almanac X brand in 2022. Extensive renovation works began, including an interior redesign in a chic, elegant style throughout the lobby, guest rooms, famous restaurant and bar, and roof terrace.
Owned by the Haselbacher family, based in Vienna, the hotel today presents a distinctively pan-European style of luxury. An unforgettable interior design inspired by Prague from Tres Cinco Uno creative studio combines with the finest locally inspired cuisine and expert service for a uniquely modern Czech experience.
117 Almanac X rooms – 26-29 sqm / 280 square feet. Some with balconies
61 Deluxe rooms – 28 – 34 sqm / 323 square feet
13 Junior suites – 37 – 42 sqm / 431 square feet
9 Executive suites – 42 – 47 sqm / 495 square feet. Separate living room and bedroom. Some with balconies.
3 Almanac X Castle view suites – 41 – 45 sqm / 463 square feet. Stunning Prague castle views from either bedroom, living room or both.
1 Presidential suite – 87 sqm / 936 square feet. Entry, kitchen, living room with Prague castle views, bedroom.
• Number of rooms, (keys) in all: 204
Discover a contemporary, laid-back approach to luxury. A perfect night’s sleep awaits in modern rooms, designed for relaxation and influenced by the stunning architecture of Prague. Choose the size and style that suits you. Kick your feet up after a day exploring Prague’s bustling and vibrant streets.
Contemporary design with high-quality furnishings and comforting hardwood floors.
Modern bathrooms with rainfall showers and heated floor, suites also with bath tubs and double sinks.
King bed or twin beds, Interactive TV, free high speed wifi internet in the whole hotel.
Complimentary amenities including bathrobes and slippers, coffee machines and mineral water in each room.
Restaurant and bars :
• Alcron Restaurant – Head Chef Eliška Hromková
This is where Czech culinary history was made. Since 1932, the Alcron has been a benchmark for cooking in the country, famous for the very best in cuisine and service. Now complemented by a fresh and modern design, the restaurant proudly presents its historical features, including crystal chandeliers, and its legendary food quality.
Young and extremely talented head chef Eliska Hromkova serves up the delights of authentic Czech cuisine amid an informal elegant setting. Eliska collected extensive experience abroad (including Michelin star restaurants) and now came back to Prague, bringing her finely-honed skills back to the Alcron to indulge guests with a conscious and plant-forward cuisine based on appreciation for local produce. Discover how oft-overlooked Czech and Central European ingredients are elevated to stars on the plate for a true taste sensation.
Dishes are beautifully paired with Czech craft beer or regional wines carefully selected by our sommelier.
• Alcron Bar
Sip craft cocktails while taking in a modern vibe at one of the coolest bars in Prague. Let the good times roll with professional cocktails and drinks in a unique and intimate setting. Get adventurous with one of our crafted cocktails while enjoying the art deco design and signature cocktails designed around the Pragues milestones.
• Coffee shop – Wake up with a cup of locally roasted fair-trade artisan coffee before you head out to stroll the streets of Prague.
• Fitness & Sauna
Make use of our 24-hours modern fitness center at your convenience, with a wide range of exercise equipment available for use in your training routine. Then, refresh your mind and body at our sauna, exclusively for the use of hotel guests.
Relax in our treatment room or if you prefer more privacy, treatments can be done in your room or suite.
Corporate & Celebration Events
• Crystal Ballroom, capacity 200 pax
• BOARDROOM 1 , capacity 10 pax
• BOARDROOM 2, capacity 6 pax
• BOARDROOM 3, capacity 10 pax
• SALON 1, capacity 42 pax
• SALON 2, capacity 30 pax
• SALON 3, capacity 42 pax
• SALON 4, capacity 42 pax
• SALON 5, capacity 42 pax
• BUSINESS FOYER 150 pax
• INDOOR ROOFTOP 80 pax
• OUTDOOR ROOFTOP 50 pax – opening in 2024
⋆ salons can be combined to fit a specific requirement. For more information, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Extra Notable Features
• Hotel features several art pieces carefully curated to highlight the talents of young local artists. Each room category features artworks from different artists so you can indulge in your personal artwork in the comfort of your room.
Reception mural was created specifically for the space of the lobby. Same as the glass artworks in the hotel restaurant which were inspired by the historical heritage features.
• Since the hotel was built in 1932 it is home so several original heritage protected features. Marble floors and beautiful Carrara marble staircase with brass railings stretching 8 floors high, marble pillars in the lobby area, art-deco light features, wooden panels and transparent marble lights in the Restaurant, together with the crystal chandeliers.
• Lucerna venue opposite the hotel is the cultural point of the area and it shares many historical mementos with the hotel.
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