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Mandarin Oriental Unveils Plans for New Luxury Hotel in Budapest

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group is set to redefine luxury hospitality in Budapest with the announcement of its latest project, the transformation of the iconic Gellért Hotel. Renamed Mandarin Oriental Gellert, Budapest, the reimagined Art Nouveau architectural gem is scheduled to welcome guests in 2027, emphasizing wellness as a central theme.

Originally opened in 1918, the Gellért Hotel, situated on the Buda side of the city near the Liberty Bridge, holds a prominent place in Budapest’s history as one of its purpose-built grand hotels. Owned by BDPST Group, the landmark property will undergo a comprehensive restoration, aligning with Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group’s successful track record in revitalizing historic properties, such as the Mandarin Oriental Ritz in Madrid, Mandarin Oriental Savoy in Zurich, and Mandarin Oriental Palace in Lucerne.

Laurent Kleitman, Chief Executive of Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group, expressed the company’s commitment to preserving local craftsmanship and Hungarian cultural heritage while integrating modern luxury, comfort, and sustainability standards for which the brand is renowned.

The Gellért Hotel holds a special place in the hearts of Hungarians, making it a significant real estate development project. István Tiborcz, owner and President of BDPST Group, highlighted the responsibility the company feels toward preserving the building’s history and its significance to Budapest. The collaboration with Mandarin Oriental, known for its expertise and respect for cultural roots, aims to restore the former glory of the Gellért Hotel for future generations.

Mandarin Oriental Gellert, Budapest, positioned as the city’s most luxurious leisure destination, will focus on wellness, inspired by Budapest’s renowned thermal bathing culture dating back to Roman times. The hotel will feature a spa destination with seven experiential areas, blending Asian therapies with Eastern European spa and beauty treatments.

London-based interior design studio Alexander Waterworth will oversee the transformation of guestrooms, suites, wellness areas, and public spaces. The hotel will boast an indoor pool with a retractable glass ceiling, a Fitness and Movement Studio, and a rooftop bar offering panoramic views of the city and the Danube River.

With a commitment to preserving and creating value, Mandarin Oriental Gellert, Budapest, is poised to become a beacon of luxury and cultural significance in the heart of Hungary.

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