BUDAPEST, Hungary -- While hotels are opening at a record pace
here, established luxury properties are overhauling their
The five-star Inter-Continental Budapest completed its
refurbishment about six months ago. Close to business and shopping
districts, it also boasts some of the city's best meeting
For more information, call (800) 327-0200, e-mail [email protected] or visit the Web site, at www.interconti.com.
With eight years under its belt, the Kempinski Hotel Corvinus
has established its reputation as one of the top hotels in Budapest
and a prime spot for celebrity sightings.
The hotel is planning its first refurbishment, slated to begin
this month. The $4 million, floor-by-floor renovation is expected
to take two years and will include replacing carpets, wall
coverings, upholstery and lighting and upgrading the bathrooms.
The hotel has no concierge-level floor, as it claims to give
everyone executive treatment.
Rack rates start at about $282 for a superior double room and
rise to about $1,760 for the presidential suite.
To book, call (800) 426-3135, e-mail [email protected]
or visit www.kempinski-budapest.com.
The 25-year-old Hilton Budapest, nestled in the Historic Castle
District, completed its first major refurbishment in February.
Its 322 rooms are bright and spacious, and this hotel takes the
cake when it comes to views.
The Inter-Continental, Kempinski and Hilton, however, will have
to share the top slots with the Four Seasons Gresham Palace, which
is slated to open in fall 2002 in one of Budapest's most
distinctive Art Nouveau buildings. For more information, visit www.greshampalace.com.
-- Rebecca Tobin