Condé Nast Traveller, the leading luxury travel magazine published its annual special issue containing their Gold List which recites the top hotels in the world. Four Seasons Budapest in the Gresham Palace is placed on the list.
The Gold List was established in the first issue of Condé Nast in 1997, reports Roadster. The list is created by the New York-based editors of the magazine, a purely subjective opinion based on their own experiences from that year. Their “research” took place in 49 countries across six continents. The list consists of more than 150 places which are divided by continents on their website to make sorting through them more accessible.
It includes elegant English cottage inns, gangling skyscraper hotels from Dubai and luxury lodges from the African savannah.
It is considerably hard for European places to stand out, especially Hungarians since our most cherished and luxurious architecture styles have been present in Western Europe so much longer. The Europe section obviously opens with such dream places from France like the Grand Hotel du Cap Ferrat or the Villa La Coste in Aixois and even the Domaine des Etangs, a castle remodelled in the 11th century.
And then comes the Gresham Palace where Four Seasons Budapest operates since 2011. The Art Nouveau building is located on the Pest side of the Danube since 1906. It has 179 rooms and 17 suites, each more beautiful and charming than the last.