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The Radisson Blu Alcron Hotel, Prague Receives Its First Michelin Star for “The Alcron” Restaurant in March 2012
The Alcron Restaurant in the Radisson Blu Alcron Hotel was awarded its first Michelin Star in the 2012 Edition of the Michelin Guide for the Main Cities of Europe. This is the first Michelin Star won by a Czech Chef – Roman Paulus.
“The Alcron,” the intimate, fine dining restaurant at the Radisson Blu Alcron Hotel received its first Michelin star in March 2012. Notable for its plush décor, quiet ambience, and exquisite service, the Alcron Restaurant features an exclusive menu of fresh fish and seafood creatively prepared by our Executive Chef, Roman Paulus.
"The award was not given to me alone,” says Paulus, “but to the entire hotel team, whether they work in the kitchen or provide service to our guests. The award represents a lot of great work by a dedicated group of people who love their jobs and have performed perfectly for a long time." David Patek, the Food & Beverage (F&B) Manager of the Radisson Blu Alcron Hotel, agrees with Paulus, and noted that "for me personally, the award shows that the F&B concept Roman and I decided on four years ago was the right one."
The combined talents of Paulus and Patek have created a powerful and successful concept for the hotel; a concept that focuses on continuous inspiration and innovation. “Inspiration comes to me every day,” notes Patek; “to be different, we have to think differently.’’
The Radisson Blu Alcron Hotel first opened its doors in 1932 as the Hotel Alcron and soon became a favorite venue for international celebrities and dignitaries such as, the writer, Frederick Forsyth; French cabaret owner, Maurice Chevalier; U.S. General Douglas MacArthur; and renowned Czech athlete, Emil Zatopek. Like the current Radisson Blu Alcron Hotel, the elegant Alcron Restaurant is designed in the Art Déco style and features an ornate fireplace dating from the 1930s, as well as a reproduction of a wall mural of dancing couples originally painted by Tamara de Lempicka.
Before receiving the Michelin Star, the Alcron Restaurant earned a number of other Czech and international awards – again due to the commitment and enthusiasm of the employees. The staff selection and rigorous training processes are therefore very important for ensuring complete guest satisfaction.
Michal Chour, the General Manager of the Radisson Blu Alcron Hotel notes that: “From 1932 to the present, the Alcron Hotel has been a synonym for prestige and recognized for providing its guest with an unparalled quality of service and an exceptional dining experience. It is very symbolic that we have earned this prestigious award on the 80th Anniversary of the original hotel opening. I am pleased that our current Alcron concept enables us to continue providing a unique dining experience that appeals to a wide range of customers.”
For more information about the hotel, please check http://www.radissonblu.com/hotel-prague