Matild Palace, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Budapest has won in the categories of “Best Hotel Luxury” and “Best Guestroom Luxury” at this year’s Gold Key Awards. The iconic building has undergone a breathtaking transformation in the past 5 years. The interiors were designed by the prestigious MKV Design.
Presented by Boutique Design, the Gold Key Awards for Excellence in Hospitality Design is the industry’s most prestigious awards program, often referred to as “the Oscars of hospitality design”. Awarded each year in November in New York, it rewards the most innovative and most impressive design in hotel and restaurant projects all over the world. In 2021, the Gold Key Awards was organised for the 41st time, and winners were honoured in 24 categories.
At this year’s gala, Matild Palace was selected as the winner of the “Best Hotel Luxury” and “Best Guestroom Luxury” categories.
Located in the beautiful Matild Palace building, the Hungarian luxury hotel in the Luxury Collection portfolio of Marriott International was awarded the title of “Hungary’s Leading Hotel 2021” and was selected as one of the world’s best new hotels on a number of prestigious international travel lists,
writes Hello Magyar.
Built in 1902, Matild Palace was developed under the patronage of Her Imperial and Royal Highness Maria Klotild of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha to serve as the social hub of the city. It is a Budapest landmark characterised by a “distinctive ambience representative of its Hungarian heritage”.
The palace is listed as a UNESCO world heritage site and is under monumental protection.
Over the past 5 years, the building has undergone a comprehensive 5-year transformation. Maria Vafiadis, world-renowned interior designer, and the MKV Design team restored the interiors, re-configured floors, and converted the building into a Luxury Collection Hotel.
Matild Palace offers an exceptional choice of 130 elegant guestrooms and suites and a spectacular view of the River Danube.
The rooms were inspired by Princess Marie Clotilde’s interests, lifestyle, and early 20th-century Budapest, thus, the palace’s interior design remained true to the building’s unique heritage.
The interior aesthetics of the palace blend hints of Baroque, Romanesque, and Art Nouveau, layered with the Hungarian heritage crafts of metalwork, embroidery, and tile-making, celebrating the rich heritage of the historic building, but also offering a completely new, modern destination for international and Hungarian guests.
Source: goldkeyawards.com, hellomagyar.hu, www.marriott.com, www.mkvdesign.com