Autograph Collection Hotels, a part of Marriott Bonvoy’s impressive global portfolio, has marked its entry into Hungary with the grand opening of the Dorothea Hotel, Budapest, Autograph Collection.
Nestled in the heart of Budapest’s iconic District V, the hotel is set across three historic buildings. Named after the influential Archduchess Dorothea of the 1800s, the hotel stands as a testament to her and her spouse, Palatine Joseph’s, significant contributions to Budapest’s cultural and economic development. Dorothea Hotel embodies the golden age of Hungary, offering guests an extraordinary blend of historical charm and contemporary luxury.
“Every Autograph Collection hotel narrates a unique story, and Dorothea Hotel, Budapest, Autograph Collection exemplifies this, showcasing Budapest’s rich history through a sophisticated lens,” said Sandra Schulze-Potgieter, Vice President of Premium and Select Brands for Europe, Middle East, and Africa at Marriott International. “With its revitalized historic architecture, storied guestrooms, progressive dining experience, and a hidden spa, the hotel provides an authentic sense of place and a connection to the destination.”
Italian architect and designer Piero Lissoni envisioned the Dorothea Hotel, masterfully blending historical architecture with modern interior design. The hotel comprises three buildings from different eras: the Weber, Mahart, and Munnich, each reflecting distinct architectural styles from neo-renaissance to modernist with art deco and Bauhaus elements. Local preservation experts have meticulously retained key historical features, including a stunning heritage staircase.
Guests are welcomed by an ornate ceiling and walls adorned with portraits by Hungarian art and fashion photographer Zoltán Tombor. The reception court showcases a magnificent long drop glass chandelier and offers glimpses of the heritage staircase set against an intricate, blue Zsolnay tile wall.
The hotel’s 216 guestrooms and suites are categorized into contemporary and heritage designs, all equipped with modern amenities. The contemporary rooms feature soft beige and orange hues, contrasting dark wood flooring and peacock blue curtains. The heritage rooms, located in the Weber building, display neo-renaissance windows, floral embroidery inspired by local folk motifs, and four-poster canopy beds. The Presidential Suite, with its grandeur and panoramic city views, features a jacuzzi and lounge seating on its wraparound terrace. Check room rates.
Dining at the Dorothea Hotel is an experience in itself. The inner courtyard houses Pavilon Restaurant & Bar, led by Chef Carmine di Luggo, offering farm-to-table dishes. The hotel also features Anton’s Bar & Deli, transforming from a daytime café to a vibrant evening bar. Future restaurant openings include BiBo and Alelí, both led by three-Michelin-starred Chef Dani García.
For wellness enthusiasts, the hotel’s Spa provides a serene escape, complete with a swimming pool, sauna, steam room, and fitness center, as well as body treatments using Babor Cosmetics.