This year Hungary will boast two wonderful new luxury hotels: Lake Balaton and the most famous Hungarian wine region will both get a new five-star hotel.
The two lucky towns will be Szántód, a settlement on the shores of Lake Balaton, and Tokaj, the centre of one of the world’s most famous wine regions. The total value of the two investments is estimated at EUR 78 million (HUF 31 billion).
Hospitality group Accor and Hungarian tourism property development group Dreamland Holding have signed a partnership agreement to operate 2 five-star hotels, which will open in the last quarter of this year, napi.hu reports.
As stated in the press release presenting the developments, the Mövenpick hotel brand will make its debut in Hungary with the Mövenpick BalaLand Resort and FamilyPark in Sledon, while the Minaro Hotel MGallery in Tokaj will be the brand’s first hotel outside Budapest.
According to Magyar Építők, the luxury hotel investment aims to become the leading upscale resort in the region. The new resort will target mainly couples and small to medium-sized events, with exclusive gastronomy and a special wine selection from the Tokaj region, especially for adults.
The hotel’s design will combine the “liquid gold of Tokaj” with an “Eldorado” theme, reminiscent of South America.
The 100-room, five-star Minaro Hotel in Tokaj will open with an adjacent event centre.
The resort, to be completed in Szántód, on the shores of Lake Balaton, will be the first truly comprehensive resort development around Lake Balaton. It will comprise an indoor and outdoor water park and adventure park, and more than 5,000 square metres of indoor facilities – also operated by Accor – in addition to the residential park.
“We are delighted to be working with one of Hungary’s leading tourism property investors. It provides an opportunity to expand Accor’s rural network and strengthen our leading position in the hospitality industry in Hungary and Central and Eastern Europe,”
said Dilek Sezer, Accor’s Director of Development for South East Europe, as Magyar Építők reported.
“Both locations have a growing international appeal: Lake Balaton is the country’s most popular leisure destination, and Tokaj is the world-renowned Hungarian wine region,”
Source: Magyar Építők, napi.hu, Facebook