The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. celebrated the opening of The Ritz-Carlton, Budapest on 4th May 2016. Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor, owner of the hotel and Chairman of UAE conglomerate Al Habtoor Group, and Herve Humler, President and Chief Operations Officer, The Ritz-Carlton, welcomed their partners and guests to the newest luxury hotel in the Hungarian capital. Viktor Orbán, Hungary’s Prime Minister, also participated in the event.
“We are delighted to be here to celebrate the opening of the first Ritz-Carlton hotel in Hungary, and the first in the Central and Eastern European region. Our partnership with The Ritz-Carlton made it possible to bring together two of the best names in the business, both dedicated to offering world-class luxury and hospitality,” said Khalaf Al Habtoor. “Budapest is a beautiful city with so much to offer, and we believe that this investment will make it even more attractive to those who are looking for first-rate services during their business or leisure travels.”
Herve Humler added, “It is an absolute privilege to open the first The Ritz-Carlton hotel in Budapest. Our service standards are globally recognized and we’re delighted to bring them to a new market. Budapest is an extraordinary city, and is perfectly placed to welcome the newest property in our portfolio.”
The Ritz-Carlton, Budapest is housed within a protected historic building on Elizabeth Square. Constructed in 1914 as the headquarters of an Italian insurance company, the building has seen many incarnations, but on 12th April it officially opened as The Ritz-Carlton, Budapest – a luxury property with 170 elegantly appointed rooms and 30 suites, and stunning views of St Stephen’s Basilica.