Ritz-Carlton Budapest, now open

Located in a historic building on Elizabeth Square within walking distance of the Danube River, Ritz-Carlton Budapest offers picturesque views of St. Stephen’s Basilica. Initially built in 1914 as the headquarters for an Italian insurance company, the building now houses 170 rooms and 30 suites. The ornate hotel also features a multicolored stained-glass cupola, a crystal chandelier, and contemporary rooms inspired by the colors and swirls of the Danube.

The Ritz-Carlton Club Level, stationed on the 8th and 9th floors, offers complimentary food and beverage services, as well as a dedicated concierge staff. The Deak Street Kitchen—serving a variety of Hungarian-themed dishes made with local fish, meat, and produce—features an outdoor terrace ideal for refined alfresco dining.

The Kupola Lounge (housed under the cupula) offers more-casual fare ideal for laid-back brunches or light lunches, while the Kupola Bar serves a revolving list of contemporary cocktails and classic spirits. A 180-seat ballroom is located next to five meeting rooms with state-of-the-art technology.

And the Ritz-Carlton Spa and Fitness Centre features an indoor pool and three treatment rooms for a variety of spa treatments.