April 12, 2016
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Co. has opened its first hotel in Hungary -- The Ritz-Carlton, Budapest -- parent company Marriott International announced today.

"It is an absolute privilege to open the first Ritz-Carlton hotel in Hungary," said Herve Humler, president and COO of The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Co. "The Ritz-Carlton service standards are globally recognized and we're delighted to bring them to a new market. Budapest is an extraordinary city and perfectly placed to welcome the newest property in our portfolio."

Located in the center of Hungary's capital city, the new hotel is housed in a protected historic building on Elizabeth Square, overlooking St. Stephen's Basilica. Built in 1914, it once was the headquarters of an Italian insurance company but now houses 170 guest rooms and 30 suites designed with a nod to the nearby Danube River. Amenities include a Ritz-Carlton Club Level with a dedicated concierge and complimentary food and beverage; two restaurants; a bar; a spa and fitness center, including an indoor pool; a ballroom for groups of up to 180 people; and five flexible meeting rooms.

"The 'Pearl of the Danube,' Budapest is perfectly located as the European gateway to travelers whether coming for business or leisure," said Humler. "But not only are we looking forward to welcoming our guests and sharing our vision and service standards; we are also excited to become an integral part of the thriving, vibrant city itself."