Opened in 1932, the Alcron was one of Prague's first luxury hotels; a major renovation of the building in 1998 modernized the look but restored the art deco building and the crystal chandeliers. The dramatic white-marble staircase front and center is bound to impress. The hotel is no longer the luxury leader it was 12 years ago, but that's just fine—it occupies the business niche quite well, outfitting rooms with flat-screen TVs, offering express dry cleaning service,
and even placing Villeroy & Boch china and Zenga bath amenities en suite. The restaurant remains one of Prague's best.