Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas has announced the addition of Anantara New York Palace Budapest Hotel to its portfolio – a debut in Hungary and a continuation of the brand’s European expansion.
Situated in the heart of Budapest, the opulent property is an architectural ode to the Belle Époque era, exuding old-world glamour blended with contemporary luxury.
Since its construction in 1894, the palatial building has acted as a gathering place for Hungarian intellectuals and is located on the sophisticated Erzsébet Krt boulevard on the Pest side of the Danube River. Designed by the mastermind Hungarian architect, Alajos Hauszmann, the design features Italian Renaissance, Baroque, Gothic and Art Nouveau influences.
Anantara New York Palace will offer 185 guest rooms and suites, accented by centuries-old art and antiques. The two Presidential Suites each boast 135 square metres of space bedecked with handmade Murano glass chandeliers, custom designed furniture, luxurious marble bathrooms and signature Italian design features.
Currently undergoing its transition to the Anantara brand, Anantara New York Palace will introduce a full suite of Anantara hallmarks during the first half of 2022. The soft renovation will be completed in Spring 2022 will reveal a glamorous new lobby, stylish rooms and the addition of the White Salon, a glitzy all-day dining restaurant serving quintessential Hungarian cuisine.
The hotel offers four distinct dining options. The New York Café, led by Chef Andras Wolf will serve sumptuous fine dining accompanied by resident classical musicians beneath frescoed ceilings, Venetian chandeliers and gilded balustrades.
The Poet Bar is an intimate setting for after dinner drinks, whilst the Deep Water Room serves signature Anantara breakfasts and all-day dining. Bathed in natural light from a vast glass ceiling, the Atrium is a vibrant hub for socialising, offering exceptional cocktails and light refreshments.
Upon its completion later in 2022, a new Anantara Spa will offer guests an escape from the city to unwind in four treatment rooms, relaxation facilities include a sauna, steam room and 15-metre heated relaxation pool.