G.A. Design crafts Ritz-Carlton’s first property in Hungary

Ritz-Carlton, Budapest
The hotel is housed within a protected historic structure first built in 1914.

Ritz-Carlton opened its first Hungarian property with the Ritz-Carlton, Budapest. The hotel, crafted by G.A. Design’s local studio, includes 170 guestrooms and 30 suites. 

Located on Elizabeth Square, overlooking St. Stephen’s Basilica and the Danube River, the hotel is housed within a protected historic structure that served as the headquarters of an Italian insurance company when first built in 1914. The design team retained much of the original architecture, including exterior statues. The interior received a facelift inspired by the nearby river.

The eighth and ninth floors house the Ritz-Carlton Club Level, while the ground floor has the new Budapest ballroom, with space for up to 180 guests, located adjacent to five additional meeting rooms. Meanwhile, the Ritz-Carlton Spa and Fitness Center has an indoor pool and three treatment rooms.

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The property also has two new restaurants. The Deak Street Kitchen provides views of the city’s Fashion Street from its terrace; while the Kupola Bar and Lounge is set beneath the building’s stained glass cupula and grand crystal chandelier.

Ritz-Carlton, Budapest

Ritz-Carlton, Budapest

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