Almanac x Alcron PragueCzech Republic
Almanac X Alcron Prague
Štěpánská 623/40, 110 00 Prague 1, Czech Republic
Date of Creation
Opened 1st March 2023 as Almanac X Alcron Prague, formerly Alcron Hotel built in 1932.
Hotel General Manager
5-star Lifestyle Luxury
Almanac x Alcron 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 in the foundation of an independent Czechoslovakia in 1918 to build one of Prague’s first world-class hotels. Opened in 1932 as Alcron Hotel, 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 service. It quickly became a favourite destination for the world’s celebrities and dignitaries. Along with a reputation for luxury, the Alcron also attracted the rich and famous due to its proximity to the Lucerna Palace, a hub of cultural activity in the heart of Prague.
During the Second World War Krofta’s ownership of the hotel was “supervized” by the Nazi occupiers, while retaining its reputation as a place of luxury. During Communist era it was nationalized, and Krofta died a broken man in 1958, having seen his life’s work destroyed.
After the Velvet Revolution of 1989, Krofta’s descendants lodged a restitution claim for the hotel which had by then fallen into disrepair, and purchased by WSF Group, which set about bringing the hotel back to its former glory.
By the end of the 90’s, Alcron was re-established as a byword for luxury in Prague. Thanks to its culinary excellence, the hotel’s legendary Alcron Restaurant, held Michelin star between the years 2012-2017.
In 2022 the hotel underwent an extensive renovation of the entire hotel and on March 1, 2023 emerged reborn as the Almanac X Prague.
Owned by the Haselbacher family, based in Vienna, the hotel today presents a distinctively pan-European style of luxury and is the first in the Almanac X lifestyle collection, a youthful, culinary-driven hotel.
Full hotel renovation and rebranding in 2023
Date Added Extansions
The hotel is steps away from Prague’s Old Town and Wenceslas Square, and walking distance to the historic city center for sightseeing, shopping, and indulging in the local flare.
Only 30 minutes by car from Prague International Airport.
Key sites/activities in the area
• Wenceslas Square with the National Museum 0.6 km
• Old Town Square with Prague Astronomical Clock 1.0 km
• Charles Bridge 1.5 km
• The National Theatre 1.1 km
• Powder Tower and Municipal House 1.0 km
• Jewish Quarter 1.5km
• Dancing house 1.3km
• National Library of the Czech Republic 1.2 km
A Select Member of The Most Famous Hotels in the World
The historic tales of the Alcron include an unsolved mystery surrounding a purloined guest register, bugged ashtrays, a beautiful prima ballerina remembered in a statue, a Hollywood star evacuated by diplomats, Communist secret agents and much more. One of the most historic hotels in Prague—the legendary Alcron had brought the rich and famous to Prague and put the city on the map. The Alcron ultimately reflected the fame and the failures of the Czech nation and stood in mute witness to the rise, fall and re-birth of the country and its people during the Twentieth Century.
Discover a contemporary, laid-back approach to city center accommodation in Prague. A perfect night’s sleep awaits in modern rooms, designed for relaxation, and influenced by the stunning architecture of Prague’s Old Town. Choose the size and style of room or suite that suits you at Almanac X Alcron Prague.
Number of Rooms: 204
117 Almanac X rooms – 26-29 sqm. Some with balconies
61 Deluxe rooms – 28 – 34 sqm
13 Junior suites – 37 – 42 sqm
9 Executive suites – 42 – 47 sqm. Separate living room and bedroom. Some with balconies.
3 Almanac X Castle view suites – 41 – 45 sqm. Stunning Prague castle views from either bedroom, living room or both.
1 Presidential suite – 87 sqm. Entry, kitchen, living room with Prague castle views, bedroom.
Restaurant and bars :
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. Discover how often 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.
The Alcron Restaurant offers private dining venue seating up to 20 people. An onyx fireplace, art deco lighting, and intimate atmosphere make this the perfect option for a business meeting, product launch, private lunch, or dinner. An exclusive chance to savor the best of local cooking.
Let the good times roll with professional cocktails and more in a unique and intimate setting. Get adventurous with one of our crafted cocktails while taking in the art deco design making this a popular meeting spot.
A modern hotel cocktail bar with delicious drinks and excellent yet playful and enlightened service. Selection of spirits to be able to compete with other cocktail bars (international + czech classic and boutique). Using modern technologies such as rotavapor, sous vide will bring us the opportunity explore flavors in unorthodox way and present them to our guests. Focus of the cocktails will be flavor rather than presentation which should be actually quite simple yet perfect.
Elias Coffee Shop
At Elias Coffee Shop in Prague, we are dedicated to a plant-rich nutritional concept in order to support your health and well-being. While specializing in locally-produced fair-trade coffee, you can taste also other healthy dishes, snacks, and beverages that are both nutritious and delicious. Our menu is based on five core principles: think, energize, defend, recover, and chill. Whether you’re looking to fuel up for a long day at work, recover after a workout, or simply unwind and relax, we’ve got you covered. Come and visit us to experience the perfect blend of wholesome, plant-rich cuisine and exceptional coffee.
• 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 2025
⋆ 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 Palace entertainment complex across from the hotel is the cultural point of the area and it shares many historical mementos with the hotel.
• Hotel holds bus parking permit for client drop off and pick up
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