Hungary is a land steeped in history and culture, located in the heart of Europe. Recent years have witnessed an incredible surge in development, and even someone who hasn’t been to Budapest in a few years can marvel at the city. One of the most striking developments is in the high-end services and amenities. The cityscape is adorned with the grandeur of newly opened five-star hotels, offering luxury and comfort that cater to travellers with the highest expectations.
In July 2023 W Budapest opened in the historic Drechsler Palace, previously home to the Institute of Ballet Located on Andrássy Avenue, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the city’s most luxurious shopping street, W Budapest features 151 stylish guestrooms and suites as well as three innovative dining concepts, all influenced by Budapest’s rich history, creativity and diversity.
On the 20th of November, 2023 the Dorothea Hotel & Residence opened its gates. The five-star Hotel is operated by the Marriot International hotel chain under the brand of Autograph Collection Hotels, which groups together unique, so-called lifestyle, independent hotels with special design and character worldwide. Having received its name from Duchess Maria Dorothea of Württemberg, the hotel is located in the vibrant city centre.
The future holds some pleasant surprises as well, including the opening of two distinguished luxury properties: the iconic Gellért Hotel, soon to be reimagined by the heavy-hitting luxury brand Mandarin Oriental, and the opulent St. Regis, set to grace the historic Klotild Palace.
Discovering the rural side of Hungary
Luxury lovers should also discover the rural side of Hungary.
Nestled in the picturesque Tokaj wine region of Hungary lies a haven for luxury wine tourism enthusiasts. Tokaj, renowned for its exquisite sweet wines, offers visitors a sensory journey through its rolling vineyards and historic cellars. Discerning travellers are welcome to indulge in opulent experiences, from private tastings of the region’s prized Aszú wines to exclusive tours of centuries-old wineries. The region’s rich cultural heritage adds depth to the experience, with charming villages, elegant chateaus, and gourmet dining options showcasing the best of Hungarian hospitality. Whether savouring a glass of renowned Tokaji Esszencia or exploring the intricacies of winemaking with expert guides, Tokaj promises an unparalleled luxury wine tourism experience that leaves a lasting impression on every visitor.
Learn more about the incredibly authentic experiences of Hungary here.