The permanent spas of Budapest Spas cPlc. performed excellently in the first three-quarters of this year. According to termálfürdő.hu, nearly 2.2 million guests visited the spas from January to September 2016, which means a 5% increase.
Széchenyi Bath was the most visited spa this year, too. According to the latest research made in the spas, the number of foreign guests in the historic bathhouses is significant. This ratio is around 80 % in the case of the Széchenyi and the Gellért Bath, while almost half of the guests are foreigners in the Rudas Bath. The majority of the foreign guests come from Western-Europeam countries (UK, France, Germany, Italy) and from the United States of America.
The annual conference of EuroCHRIE (Hospitality and Tourism Educators) was organised in Budapest. It is an important muster of the institutions for hospitality industry and the connected global companies and local services. The event was coordinated by Budapest Metropolitan University’s Institute of Tourism and Catering. Budapest Spas cPlc. won the EuroCHRIE’s Regional award at the Gala Dinner. The prize is awarded to organisations exquisitely committed to tourism and catering in the region.
The frontage of Rudas Bath won the special award in the category of public facility at the tender of Hungarian Cement Concrete and Lime Association. The aim of the tender is to get to know and to acquaint those public and residential facilities, factories and depots, which had cement as a the primary material used during the building process. It is actually the second most frequently used material after water. The jury awarded the most non-customary, unique, and special solutions. The frontage of the new section of the Rudas Bath was designed by Nirmana Architecture.
Budapest Spas cPlc. had an ingenious beach campaign this year, too. The Keleti Railway Station stop of bus n. 7 was changed into a pool during the summer. The creative solution won bronze at the Lollipop competition.
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