The Ritz-Carlton's first property in Hungary opened yesterday in Budapest. Located on Elizabeth Square, with views over St Stephens Basilica, The Ritz-Carlton, Budapest locates on the doorstep of Budapest’s heralded historic sites and minutes away from the glittering Danube River.
The building, which housed Le Meridien Budapest before rebranding into The Ritz Carlton, is constructed in 1914 as the headquarters for an Italian insurance company, the building has seen many incarnations, but today it re-opens as a luxury property with 170 elegantly appointed rooms and 30 suites.
The property has The Ritz-Carlton Club Level on the 8th and 9th floors, allowing guests an elevated experience and an additional sanctuary, with dedicated concierge, plus complimentary food and beverage presentations running throughout the day.
The luxury hotel has two restaurants and a bar. The unrivalled Deak Street Kitchen serves a variety of Hungarian-inspired dishes, created using local seasonal ingredients, and freshly grilled meat & fish, alongside one of the city’s finest selections of indigenous Hungarian wines and beers. With an elegant outside terrace overlooking vibrant Fashion Street, with its designer stores and colourful market, it provides the perfect location to people-watch, whilst enjoying al fresco dining.
The Kupola Lounge, situated beneath the building’s iconic stained glass cupula and grand crystal chandelier, is ideally placed for a leisurely farmer’s market breakfast or light lunch overlooking the hotel lobby. The Ritz-Carlton, Budapest, also houses a fresh, contemporary bar. Combining sleek finishes with the building’s uncovered original architectural columns, the Kupola Bar focuses on serving innovative cocktails in a metropolitan, sophisticated ambiance.
The property’s facilities are completed with the ballroom, situated on the lower ground floor. Seating 180 people and the perfect new Budapest location for milestone celebrations, it is adjacent to five flexible meeting rooms, which combine contemporary interiors with state of the art technology.
The Ritz-Carlton Spa and Fitness Centre flooded with natural light on the top of the building, creates an unrivalled haven for guests to unwind, recharge or simply escape. This urban spa, with indoor pool and three treatment rooms, offers a full range of beauty and body therapies, including The Ritz-Carlton signature treatments, and sits alongside a professionally equipped fitness centre, which remains open 24/7.