It’s official: there’s a Ritz-Carlton hotel in Budapest. The Hungarian capital has joined the luxurious hotel chain last year. It was announced by the company via Twitter, travelo.hu writes.
The building gave home to the Le Meridien hotel, but the owner’s (Starwood Hotels) contract was terminated, and it wasn’t renewed. Instead, a contract was made with the Ritz-Carlton. Word is that the building’s renovation is almost complete; it was formerly known as the Adria Palace, and was purchased by the Al-Habtoor Group in 2012. There are 192 rooms and 26 suits in the hotel.
The label “Ritz-Carlton” is already on the building and the Ritz-Carlton Budapest should open early this spring. Rooms and suites can already be booked, and it shouldn’t take long until the opening date is revealed, turizmusonline was informed.
The hotel is on Elizabeth Square, and has undergone a complex transformation, but the building’s original style of architecture was conserved. The traditional style is mixed with modern plans; the open atmosphere attracts local guests as well.
Budapest is one of the most beautiful European cities, and people know that, read the hotel’s website. A walk on the shore, and look at the wonderful buildings is enough proof. The Ritz-Carlton Budapest’s is in a XXth century listed building, which is surrounded by history, tradition is preserved, but fused with modernity.
The Swiss Ritz-Carlton owns 88 hotels in almost 30 countries, and the name is an international synonym of five star luxury hotels.