Ritz-Carlton opens luxury hotel in Budapest
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company has unveiled its first hotel in Hungary with the opening of The Ritz-Carlton, Budapest.
Located in the heart of the cultural and shopping district, the property is on the doorstep of Budapest’s heralded historic sites and minutes away from the glittering Danube River.
Herve Humler, president and chief operations officer of The Ritz-Carlton, said: “It is an absolute privilege to open the first Ritz-Carlton hotel in Hungary. The Ritz-Carlton service standards are globally recognised and we’re delighted to bring them to a new market.
“Budapest is an extraordinary city and perfectly placed to welcome the newest property in our portfolio.”
The Ritz-Carlton, Budapest is housed within a protected historic building, located on Elizabeth Square, with views over St Stephens Basilica. Constructed in 1914 as the headquarters for an Italian insurance company, the building has seen many incarnations, but now opens as a luxury property with 170 elegantly appointed rooms and 30 suites.
While many of the building’s original architectural details have been retained, including elegant statues on the exterior walls, the interiors offer guests a spacious and relaxed contemporary environment, inspired by the cool colours and swirling water of the Danube River.
The Ritz-Carlton Club Level is situated on the 8th and 9th floors of the property, allowing guests an elevated experience and an additional sanctuary, with dedicated concierge, plus complimentary food and beverage presentations running throughout the day. Its facilities include two new restaurants and a bar, ballroom, five flexible meeting rooms, a fitness centre and an urban spa with indoor pool and three treatment rooms.
“The ‘Pearl of the Danube’, Budapest is perfectly located as the European gateway to travellers whether coming for business or leisure,” continued Humler. “But not only are we looking forward to welcoming our guests and sharing our vision and service standards; we are also excited to become an integral part of the thriving, vibrant city itself.”