The Luxury Collection debuts in Hungary

i By July 22, 2021 No Comments

The Luxury Collection Hotels & Resorts, part of Marriott International, made its debut in the Hungarian market in June with the opening of Matild Palace, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Budapest.

Listed as a UNESCO world heritage site, Matild Palace underwent a five-year transformation led by interior designer Maria Vafiadis and acclaimed local architects Péter Dajka and Puhl Antal to become a 130-key luxury hotel.

“We are thrilled to celebrate this milestone moment in the growth of The Luxury Collection brand with the opening of Matild Palace, a hotel that will define the destination of Budapest,” said Philipp Weghmann, vice-president and global brand leader of The Luxury Collection. “The property allows our guests to realize the fantasy of living in a royal palace, elevated with modern amenities and impeccable service, and we look forward to welcoming them as they discover this timeless and inspiring city.”

Matild Palace was built 120 years ago during the Belle Époque era. It was developed under the patronage of Princess Maria Klotild of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha to serve as the social hub of the city.

The property has 111 guestrooms and 19 suites in four categories. Their design was inspired by the Princess’s lifestyle and early 20th century Budapest. Features include 12+-foot-high ceilings, handcrafted headboards, traditional fishbone parquet floors, spa-style bathrooms, and a color palette of teal, green, gold, and copper.

Accommodation highlights include The Crown Tower Suite and the Maria Klotid Royal Suite.

Crowning the palace with its fifth-floor location, The Crown Tower Suite is split across three floors. It is the first suite in Hungary with a 48-meter-high dedicated tower delivering a 360-degree view of the city.

The Maria Klotild Royal Suite is a modern interpretation of the Princess’s private suite. It features a spacious master bedroom, bathroom, living room and separate study, decorated with elegant chandeliers and handmade glass mosaics.

The property also offers:

  • 4,230 square feet of meeting and event space spread over five rooms.
  • Swan Spa, a Hungarian-influenced wellness experience offering traditional thermal therapy and Hammam rituals as well as a sat and steam room.
  • Dining operations overseen by world-renowned chef Wolfgang Puck. F&b options include the debut in Hungary of Spago by Wolfgang Puck, the chef’s famous Beverly Hills restaurant, The Duchess rooftop bar, and Matild Cafe & Cabaret.