W Budapest to Open at Andrassy Avenue, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Hungary
W Hotels Worldwide, now part of Marriott International signed an agreement with QPR Properties, part of Constellation Hotels, to debut the W Hotels brand in Hungary with the opening of W Budapest.
Located in the heart of the city at Andrassy Avenue – a UNESCO World Heritage Site – the hotel will be housed in the soon-to-be renovated Drechsler Palace.
“Budapest has secured a spot as epicentre of European travel with the convergence of creative communities combined with a thriving economy, making this city the perfect fit for the innovative edge of W Hotels,” said Anthony Ingham, Global Brand Leader, W Hotels Worldwide. “This vibrant city remixes historic tradition with a modern twist – the perfect backdrop to offer guests and locals alike a dynamic scene that shakes up the traditional and embraces the avant-garde.”
W Budapest will feature 162 rooms and suites, including one Presidential Suite. The hotel further offers a restaurant, a destination bar, and a living room for guests to mingle. Other facilities include three meeting and event spaces, including a Great Room for larger celebrations, along with a spa, fitness centre, and pool. Guests can also expect the W brand’s Whatever/Whenever service philosophy, providing guests whatever they want, whenever they want it.
“W Hotel’s bold and vibrant take on luxury continues to expand into some of the most exciting destinations in Eastern and Central Europe,” added Carlton Ervin, Marriott International’s Chief Development Officer, Europe. “The signing of this landmark hotel in Budapest matches the rising demand of luxury traveller and underpins our commitment to grow our portfolio in the region.”
W Amsterdam became the seventh W Hotel in Europe when it opened in October 2015, with its predecessors in Istanbul, Barcelona, St. Petersburg, London, Paris and Verbier. W Hotels now owns 50 properties globally and aims to reach 75 hotels by 2020.