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WorldHotels expands portfolio in Budapest

10th May 2010 Print

One of the leading groups of independent hotels, WorldHotels, is proud to have added three additional properties of the Mellow Mood Group in Hungary to its portfolio in Budapest.

In 2008, the two companies signed a contract for the new Buddha-Bar Hotel Budapest Klotild Palace, which is scheduled to open in 2011. With the further additions, WorldHotels will have a total of six hotels in Budapest, making it the largest international player in the city.  

The recently-opened Expo Congress Hotel directly opposite the Hungexpo Budapest Fair Centre, is the first hotel of the Mellow Mood Group that was integrated into the WorldHotels portfolio in the Hungarian Capital.

WorldHotels also welcomes the Alta Moda Fashion Hotel, scheduled to open in May, and tipped to be one of Budapest’s most elegant properties. Offering 114 fashionable rooms in a fully renovated neo-renaissance building dating back to 1847, the hotel will feature an impressive wellness zone equipped with a fitness suite, Jacuzzi, sauna, spa treatment areas and massage rooms.

La Prima Fashion Hotel Budapest will open in the fourth quarter of 2010 and will perfectly complement the WorldHotels portfolio with 80 beautifully appointed bedrooms, a chic lobby bar, fully equipped fitness suite and modern meeting and conference facilities. The property will be ideally situated within walking distance of Budapest’s famous shopping street, Váci utca.

The luxurious Buddha-Bar Hotel Budapest Klotild Palace will be the much anticipated second property of the world-renowned Buddha-Bar brand in Europe when it opens in early 2011. The hotel of the WorldHotels Deluxe Collection will be situated in the historic 100-year-old Klotild Palace at the foot of the Erzsébet Bridge and right at Váci utca, the famous shopping street of Budapest. Enhanced with four beautifully renovated façades from 1900, the hotel will feature 102 luxurious rooms decorated in contemporary-modern Asian-Colonial interior designs faithful to the famous Buddha-Bar concept.

“We are pleased to expand our partnership with WorldHotels”, say Sameer Hamdan and Zuhair Awad, the CEO’s of Mellow Mood Group. ”In addition to our four hotels in Hungary, we will open another property in Vienna in summer 2011, the La Prima Fashion Hotel Vienna, which will also be part of WorldHotels. With this partnership, we will strengthen our position in the domestic and international market.”

“With the additional hotels of the Mellow Mood Group, we gain truly unique choices of accommodation in Budapest,” comments Ingo Gürges, WorldHotels’ Vice President Development. “Whether guests are looking for the multifunctional conference and event facilities of the Expo Congress Hotel, the stylish elegance of the Fashion Hotels or the refined five-star luxury of the unique Buddha-Bar Hotel, WorldHotels will present the perfect hotel for every taste.”      

The new hotels of the Mellow Mood Group follow the addition of two hotels of Zara Hotels in 2009, Boutique Hotel Zara and Continental Hotel Zara. Scheduled to open in June, Continental Hotel Zara will boast 221 stylish guestrooms, along with one of the largest and most impressive spa and fitness centres of the city. Ideally located within the hotel’s roof garden, the state-of-the-art centre will offer first class views overlooking downtown Budapest.

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