The brand new hotel at Lake Balaton will cost tremendous money. Estimates are at EUR 60.8 million now. Based on the plans, Le Méridien resort will open for guests in the spring of 2025. The five-star hotel will have 102 rooms. There will be a parking lot with 200 places, four restaurants and 24 luxury apartments. Furthermore, they will develop the infrastructure of the Balatonfüred port. Check out the visuals of the astonishing hotel below.
According to turizmus.com, the investment will cost around HUF 22.5 billion (EUR 60.8 million) in Balatonfüred, the jewel of the ‘Hungarian Sea’. The brand new building will recall the glow of the French Riviera in the 1960s. Its exterior was designed by the Fazakas Építésziroda, while 81Font designed its interior.
There will be outer and inside pools, a gym, a spa and a sauna park. The resort will be 3 thousand square metres. Apart from the restaurants, there will be a pool bar. The new hotel complex aims to serve business travellers and holidaymakers by having a South France Mediterranean atmosphere. As for the hotel interior and gastronomy, they will draw inspiration from Italy’s dolce vita.
Le Méridien Resort will be built in Balatonfüred thanks to a contract between Marriott International and Balaport Investment Ltd. It will be the first rural member of the hotel chain in Hungary. Silvija Lovreta, the development manager of Marriott International in the South and Eastern European region, said that their Hungarian portfolio has six hotels. That includes the Ritz-Carlton Budapest, the Budapest Marriott Hotel, the Matild Palace, and the Luxury Collection Hotel Budapest.
Hotel, port, luxury apartments at Lake Balaton
István Bóka, Balatonfüred’s mayor, highlighted the new resort would strengthen conference tourism in the city. He added that the area of the hotel will be open to the public. That means everybody will be able to visit its beach promenade. According to the plans, people will walk around the hotel by next summer.
The new resort will be the jewel of the most exclusive Lake Balaton development in the last few years, the BalaPort. They will build some beachside apartments near the hotel building, which they will sell. Furthermore, they are creating a 3,000-square-metre wellness compound. Furthermore, BalaPort will be the most modern port at the lake.
The project’s founder developed and operated, among others, the Bambara Hotel and the Shiraz Hotel. Moreover, they built the Minaro Hotel Tokaj, about which we wrote HERE, the BalaLand Hotel, FamilyPark and Residence at the South beach of the Balaton.
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