“I found a pure gemstone in the city centre, when I discovered this small building in Vigyázó Ferenc Street. I knew at a glance that we were going to start a lovely, interesting, and successful hotel project if we dreamt this classic, typical Budapest-style tenement were the youngest member of our hotel chain” Mazen Al Ramahi, the owner of Boutique Hotel Budapest in Só Street and Continental Hotel Budapest in Dohány Street said.
Mr. Ramahi knows no compromise to quality. He keeps an eye on all and in minute detail, including planning, construction, and operation at later stages of his hotels. In response to international trends, he opened Boutique Hotel in 2006 to give a boost to local urban “lifestyle” hotel development. Ever since its opening in 2010 Continental Hotel has been a winner of a number of awards recognizing its excellence in architecture and hotel industry as well as superiority in occupation rates compared to other urban hotels of the same standard in Budapest.
“The new hotel is named Prestige Hotel Budapest and was planned and has been constructed by the same team we have already had two other successful projects: Péter Hegedűs, architect, Virág Vörös and Csilla Sáfrány interior designers produce a great combination of traditional values already existing in a classic building and modernity giving birth to spaces and means meeting the demands of our age.”
“Before the opening scheduled in spring not only builders and interior designers have been busy, but many other teams have also set to work, especially with focus on sales and marketing.” the owner said. There will be 85 rooms, a restaurant, and a wellness department available from next spring. As the classic hallways in the rotunda are preserved up to the sixth floor, guests can walk in the hallways around the atrium and wonder at the imposing internal space, the glass roof letting natural light flood in from above, and the exclusive Cavalli furniture in the lobby.
“We have two hotels already operating and providing great gastronomical experience to guest. Restaurant ARAZ in Continental offers true culinary pleasures. We aim to achieve high quality in Prestige too. Now we can promise the restaurant in Prestige Hotel Budapest will be another specialty not only of our services but also in the gastronomy of Budapest.”
“By preserving the luxury and upper-class elegance of the 1900s in the character, Prestige Hotel Budapest will attract even for tourists coming from far countries. You can taste the atmosphere of the Monarchy, enjoy the shine and luxury of the peaceful early 1900s, as both the staff’s clothes as well as various hotelwares will reflect the style that marked that era.
"I am convinced that the hotel will be popular among tourists visiting the country as well as business travellers. This is a genuine 'city hotel' in the heart of Budapest’s business life, within a walking distance from Bank Center, Madách Center, several central government offices, and the number one building of the country, the Parliament.”