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|19 Mar 2012|
|First Michelin star for “The Alcron” at Radisson Blu Hotel Prague|
“The Alcron”, the fine dining restaurant at the Radisson Blu Hotel Prague has been awarded with its first Michelin star. The intimate restaurant featuring 24 seats only is headed by Czech chef Roman Paulus and offers an exclusive menu focused on fish and seafood.
“We are very proud of Roman Paulus and his professional, dedicated team. Michelin honors the best of the best only – The Alcron is a true jewel where our guests enjoy food and hospitality of outstanding quality”, said Kurt Ritter, President & CEO of the Rezidor Hotel Group that operates the hotel.
“The Alcron” opened its doors in 1932 and soon became a favorite venue for celebrities such as writer Frederick Forsyth, French cabaret owner Maurice Chevalier, U.S. General Douglas MacArthur or Czech athlete Emil Zatopek. Like the complete Radisson Blu hotel, the elegant dining room is designed in Art Déco style. It features an original fireplace from the 1930s and wall paintings of dancing couples by Tamara de Lempicka.
Chef Roman Paulus who has worked in famous kitchens like at The Savoy in London and on board the legendary cruise liner “Queen Elizabeth II” before joining “The Alcron” four years ago, firmly believes in perfect, fresh ingredients, excellent service and the little, surprising difference: “Food must have taste and be fun at the same time”, he said. Together with David Patek, Food & Beverage Manager at the Radisson Blu Hotel Prague, Paulus has put together a carefully selected, rigorously trained and highly creative team at “The Alcron”. “To have the right attitude and ambitions is crucial for us. We cannot work with people who are willing to make a soup out of instant powder”, he commented.
Located in the heart of the Golden City, the Radisson Blu Alcron Hotel Prague is just steps away from famous attractions, such as Old Town Square, Prague Castle, Wenceslas Square and Charles Bridge. A lavish, avant-garde accommodation when it opened in 1932, the hotel's historic features have been meticulously restored, preserving details like glittering chandeliers, rich Italian marble and creamy milk glass. All 206 guest rooms retain the grace and elegance of a bygone era while offering modern conveniences, such as free high-speed internet access, LCD flat-screen television, Nespresso coffee machine and state-of-the-art online entertainment system.
Christiane Reiter, Senior Director Corporate Communication, +32 2 702 9222, Christiane.Reiter@Rezidor.com
Renu Snehi, Director Corporate Communication, +32 2 702 9241, Renu.Snehi@Rezidor.com
About the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group
The Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group – born in early 2012 – is one of the world’s largest and most dynamic hotel groups. The portfolio of the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group includes more than 1,300 hotels, a global footprint spanning 80 countries, a powerful set of global brands (Radisson Blu, Radisson®, Country Inns & Suites By CarlsonSM, Park Inn by Radisson, Hotel Missoni and Park Plaza®). In most of the group’s hotels, guests can benefit from the loyalty program Club Carlson, one of the most rewarding loyalty programs in the world. The Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group and its brands employ more than 80,000 people.
The Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group is headquartered in Minneapolis, USA, and Brussels, Belgium.