The popular Hotel Lövér in Sopron will close at the end of October. The three-star superior hotel has been welcoming guests for 40 years. The “unfavourable external circumstances” brought them to their knees.
The hotel was operating for almost 40 years
After almost 40 years, the Lövér Hotel in Sopron will close its doors for good on 1 November, according to a statement published on the hotel’s website. As they write, “adverse external circumstances beyond our control will bring us to our knees”. The hotel management had already indicated at the end of September that they were in trouble due to drastically rising overheads, szeretlekmagyarorszag.hu reports.
At the time, it was said that nothing had been definitively decided. This now seems to have changed. “After many years of successful cooperation, we have terminated our operator/tenant agreement for the hotel by mutual agreement between the owner Danubius Hotels and the tenant/operator Bartha Hotel Kft,” they wrote.
Deposits will be refunded
According to this agreement, Hotel Lövér will no longer welcome guests from 1 November 2022. After this period, all guests with confirmed bookings will have their bookings cancelled, and separate information has been sent to those affected. Any deposits paid will be refunded. They also reminded those with unused vouchers or unreserved advances to contact the hotel.
“We would like to thank the owners, our staff, but above all, Your unwavering support. We apologise for the inconvenience caused, wish you good health on behalf of our staff and we bid you farewell after more than 8 years,” concluded the statement by Mária Bartha and György Bartha, who said “it is a great sadness to see so much value lost”.
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Cannot afford the increasing utility bils
György Bartha gave an interview to turizmus.com in September. “Looking at our gas and electricity bills over the last few months, our annual energy costs would increase from 80 million to about 420 million, and we cannot afford it,” he said. György Bartha, who has held senior positions in Danubius hotels for many years, set up the company with his wife in 2014, when he was already retired, which leased the hotel 8 years ago and has been running it successfully – until now.
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Source: napi.hu, turizmus.com, szeretlekmagyarorszag.hu
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