According to the Hungarian Central Statistical Office, 6.1 million guests spent more than 16.2 million nights at Hungarian commercial accommodation from January to August 2013, representing a 5.6% rise in the number of guests and a 4.7% rise in the number of overnight stays.
There were 238,204 visitors from the UK to Hungary in 2012, up 7.6% on 2011 and making the UK the third largest overseas market for tourism, after Germany and Austria. 2013 looks set to be a record year, with visitor figures up 22% for January to August 2013, in comparison to the same period last year.
According to the Hungarian Central Statistical Office, 6.1 million guests spent more than 16.2 million nights at Hungarian commercial accommodation from January to August 2013, representing a 5.6% rise in the number of guests and a 4.7% rise in the number of overnight stays. Revenues have risen by 10.5% for the same period. Dr. Viktoria Horvath, the Deputy State Secretary for Tourism of the Ministry for National Economy believes that the peak season this year has brought the highest turnover ever in the tourism industry.
The Baltazar Hotel opened in 2013 and is a family-run boutique hotel in the Castle District of Budapest. It is renowned as a gastronomic institution, as well as a hotel and features the Baltazar Grill, serving up gourmet street food, and the Baltazar Wine Bar featuring some of the most important wines from Central Europe. The individually designed luxurious rooms and suites are inspired by Vivienne Westwood, Keith Haring and Andy Warhol and include original vintage furniture, rain shower by Hans Grohe and in room cosmetics by L’Occitane. Rooms start from 104 euros per room per night.
The Nemzeti Hotel re-opened in December 2012, after renovation and is located on the Pest side of Budapest. The decoration is a mixture of art nouveau, the eclectic movement, also known as ‘Rococo Baroque’, with contemporary touches. At the start of the 20th century, the Nemzeti Hotel was a cultural hotspot, and today the suites are named after respected actors who performed at the National Theatre. The Nemzeti Hotel was originally called the ‘Remi Hotel’ after its owners, the Remi family. It first opened its doors in 1896 the year of the 1000th anniversary of the conquest of the country by the Magyars. The Remi Hotel was a prestigious address where the Hungarian elite liked to meet. In 1929, the Remi Hotel was sold and took on its new name of the Nemzeti Hotel. It continues to be firmly rooted in the cultural life of Budapest. Rooms start from 75 euros per room per night.
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