BANGKOK - Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas announces the addition of Anantara New York Palace Budapest Hotel to its portfolio, a debut in Hungary and a continuation of the brand’s European expansion. Situated in the heart of Budapest, one of the most unique and fascinating capital cities of Europe, the opulent property is an architectural ode to the Belle Époque era, exuding old-world glamour blended with contemporary luxury.
Since its construction in 1894, the palatial building has acted as a gathering place for Hungarian intellectuals and is located on the sophisticated Erzsébet Krt boulevard on the Pest side of the Danube River. Designed by famed Hungarian architect, Alajos Hauszmann, the property features Italian Renaissance, Baroque, Gothic and Art Nouveau influences. Located just a 20-minute drive from Budapest International Airport, Anantara New York Palace is comprised of 185 guest rooms and suites, accented by centuries old art and antiques. The two Presidential Suites each boast 135 sqm of space bedecked with handmade Murano glass chandeliers, custom-designed furniture, luxurious marble bathrooms and signature Italian design features.
Currently undergoing its transition to the Anantara brand, Anantara New York Palace will introduce a full suite of Anantara hallmarks during the first half of 2022. The soft renovation will be completed in Spring 2022 and will reveal a glamorous new lobby, stylish rooms and the addition of the White Salon, a glitzy new restaurant serving quintessential Hungarian cuisine. The hotel offers four distinct dining options; The New York Café, which with its frescoed ceilings and Venetian glass chandeliers is the beating heart of the property and reflects the passion and flair of Chef Andras Wolf, The Poet Bar, an intimate setting for after dinner drinks, the Deep Water Breakfast Room for an amazing start to the morning and the Atrium, a vibrant hub for socialising with exceptional cocktails.
Anantara New York Palace delivers a balance of bustling business hub and luxurious city discovery. Extensive meetings and events facilities cater to every kind of social and corporate function, boasting an elegant ballroom for up to 550 guests, to small, chic venues filled with natural light, adorned with baroque details and sleek conference centres designed by Iosa Ghini.
The addition of an Anantara Spa will offer an escape from the city with four treatment rooms and relaxation facilities. When it opens later in 2022, treatments will touch on the healing philosophies of Anantara’s Thai roots, with elements inspired by the thermal bath heritage of Budapest.
Thoughtful experiences will immerse guests in the history of the region with vintage VW Samba campervan excursions around the city and surrounding countryside as well as romantic cruises on the Danube river.
“We are thrilled to announce our first property in Hungary, the Anantara New York Palace is a gem offering unique architecture, rich history and heritage. The majestic hotel is a strategic step in the continued growth of Anantara in Europe and represents a great addition to the brand’s portfolio,” commented Dillip Rajakarier, CEO of Minor Hotels, Anantara’s parent company
Anantara New York Palace Budapest Hotel joins the existing European Anantara portfolio – Anantara Vilamoura Algarve Resort, Anantara Villa Padierna Palace Marbella, and Anantara Palazzo Naiadi Rome.