IHG has announced the opening of Crowne Plaza Budapest, the premium brand’s debut hotel in the European country of Hungary.
Located in the heart of the Hungarian capital, Crowne Plaza Budapest is adjacent to the Nyugati train station. Adjacent to the hotel is the newly built Westend shopping centre, accessible directly through the hotel. Guests can visit the shopping centre’s three-hectares of roof garden on the top of the Westend building, and all the stores and services available within.
Historically two separate cities, Buda and Pest, that joined in the 19th century, there are two unique characteristics that can been seen when exploring the city. Whether it’s the historic architecture and rolling hills of the west (Buda) or the business hub and trendy bars of the east (Pest) – there is something for everyone. Situated in the Pest (east) side of the city, the iconic Nyugati train station in downtown Budapest is famed for its design and construction by the renowned Eiffel Company. As the main travel hub for much of the international train travel coming in and out of the Hungarian capital, the building itself has recently undergone an extensive restoration project to return the late-19thCentury structure to its former glory.
Maurice Janssen, General Manager, Crowne Plaza Budapest, said:
During 2020, we had time to reflect on the things that we take for granted and what has been missed through the lack of travel: the importance of human connection. There has been a distinctive shift in people’s mindset when it comes to business travel. No longer do hotel guests need to feel isolated in their rooms or confined to a business centre to feel productive, and no longer do locals need to be hesitant to walk into a hotel lobby to have a coffee and do some emails for fear of being asked for their room number – the spaces within our hotel are open to all, and we are very much looking forward to hosting our future guests and locals alike.
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Crowne Plaza Budapest features 230 guest rooms and suites. All of the accommodations have a distinctive modern design and layout to help encourage productivity, restoration, and to inspire guests. Guests will enjoy a noticeable sense of space with a layout that includes a desk area for work, a sofa for relaxation and a comfortable bed.
Axis Café and Lounge serves a delicious breakfast until early afternoon, alongside a range of a la carte dishes based on locally sourced, sustainable and healthy produce. Whether its specialty coffee sourced from a Hungarian-born coffee connoisseur Laszlo Banyai living in Costa Rica, or cakes prepared by the award-winning Hungarian chain of confectionaries, Hiszteria, everything about the Axis Café and Lounge is aimed at introducing both international visitors and locals to the growing success of Hungarian gastronomy. In early 2022, the hotel will open a new rooftop restaurant called Cult, with a large terrace and panoramic views of the city.
Guests can take full advantage of the hotel’s Plaza Workspace, a flexible and agile space offering visitors and guests the opportunity to collaborate, meet colleagues, or work solo. The hotel also has an additional 13 meeting rooms and event spaces available to hire, and a Club Lounge with exclusive views from the private terrace of the wonders of both Buda and Pest.
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