Following a soft opening period during the summer, Párisi Udvar Hotel Budapest officially opened its doors recently. Managed by Mellow Mood Hotels, the hotel building was renovated by Párizs Property Ltd., according to strict historic preservation rules. The 110-room boutique hotel, which is the fifth property in Europe to join the ‘The Unbound Collection by Hyatt’, is sure to fascinate Hungarian and international guests with lavish interior design solutions unique in the global hospitality industry.
The site originally gave home to Budapest’s first modern shopping mall, inspired by the Parisian ‘Passage des Panoramas’. Later, replacing the shopping mall, Budapest’s Central Savings Bank built its iconic headquarters in Beaux-Arts architecture style, featuring Gothic, Moorish and Art Nouveau elements. With ornately decorated majolica tiles, Murano glass mosaic and a stunning luxfer-prism crystal cupola, the new hotel revives those times: the bustling atmosphere of the early 20th century. “We believe that a new era begins in Hungarian tourism with the opening of Párisi Udvar Hotel Budapest,” Zuhair Awad and Sameer Hamdan, owners of Mellow Mood Hotels say, referring to bringing the Hyatt brand to Hungary. “This hotel represents Hungary’s impressive architecture and craftsmanship. We are very proud to re-open this remarkable and iconic property and to give it back to Budapest and its residents, with its original beauty restored.”
The hotel’s restaurant named Párisi Passage Café & Brasserie is located within the iconic passage, evoking the bustling atmosphere of the turn-of-the-century cafés in the daytime, and transforming into a lively bar with piano music at night. The restaurant combines international and Hungarian flavors, for the enjoyment of both Hungarian and foreign guests. The passage also hosts specialist shops, accessible from the square. The hotel features a Club Lounge, and four distinctive multi-functional meeting and event spaces spanning 300 square meter, which can accommodate up to 160 people. The hotel’s Zafir Spa features an infrared room, a steam room, a Finnish sauna, an ice well, and offers hydro-massage, body and face treatments, nail and beauty services, using Adrienne Feller and Janssen cosmetics. In addition, guests have 24-hour access to a fitness center.
Párisi Udvar Hotel Budapest’s upscale and spacious guestrooms, including 18 luxurious suites, are furnished according to international Hyatt standards which places great emphasis on design. One of the key requirements is the “Bedding Concept”, which guarantees the most comfortable and relaxing sleeping experience possible: the use of synthetic materials, among others, is prohibited and only the best quality down pillows and quilts are allowed. In addition, even the material of the upholstery and the cladding is specified, so only wool carpets and marble bathroom fixtures have been used in the rooms. On the top floor, the spacious (130 and 290 square meter) Budapest and Paris Residences provide guests with a stunning view of the city and an unbeatable hospitality experience.