Kempin­ski Ho­tel Corv­i­nus Bu­dapest

Mod­ern Lux­ury

Upscale Living Magazine - - Content - | BY JARONE ASHKE­NAZI

Lo­cated in the city cen­ter of Pest in the dis­trict of Belváros and next to Erzsé­bet Square, the five-star Kempin­ski Ho­tel Corv­i­nus Bu­dapest was de­signed by renowned Hun­gar­ian ar­chi­tect, Dr. József Finta. Opened in 1992, the ho­tel was a sig­nif­i­cant sym­bol of Bu­dapest’s re-emer­gence on the Euro­pean stage, and when it be­gan ren­o­va­tions in 2013, they aimed to give new life and dis­tinc­tion to the build­ing.

When first en­ter­ing the ho­tel, the re­vamped ground floor cre­ates not just an in­spired de­sign state­ment, but it also em­bod­ies the very essence of the Kempin­ski ex­pe­ri­ence which is fo­cused on the four pil­lars of its ethos – beauty, gourmet, cul­ture and savoir-vivre. With the in­tent to meet the ex­pec­ta­tions of lux­ury ho­tel guests in the 21st cen­tury, the ren­o­va­tion project stays true to the past while adding el­e­ments of moder­nity. Fol­low­ing the re­con­struc­tion of the lobby, the com­pre­hen­sive mod­ern­iza­tion con­tin­ued in the first-floor event area, the for­mer ball­room and the as­so­ci­ated halls in 2017.

The ho­tel is com­prised of 351 rooms in­clud­ing 35 suites and at the be­gin­ning of 2018 on three guest floors 27 Pre­mium Grand Deluxe Rooms and 10 Suites have been re­built from top to bot­tom. The ren­o­va­tion of these units was part of an EUR 8.5 mil­lion in­vest­ment that also in­cluded the soft re­fur­bish­ment of a fur­ther 126 rooms and three suites on these floors.

The de­sign-savvy sen­si­bil­ity of the mod­ern trav­eler’s ex­pec­ta­tions is met when walk­ing into the new Pre­mium Rooms and Ju­nior Suites as noted Bri­tish de­signer Alex Kravetz vi­sion presents a soft color palate of gold, plat­inum and grey paired with warm dark brown wood. Guests stay­ing in these rooms will en­joy a metic­u­lously-de­signed place of com­fort with a cozy seat­ing area, a light-en­hanced sep­a­ra­tion of func­tions within the room and shades which guar­an­tee a good night’s sleep.

The ul­ti­mate in Corv­i­nus lux­ury, the Corv­i­nus Col­lec­tion Suites 730 and 830 en­sure a true royal ex­pe­ri­ence. Four re-de­signed Ex­ec­u­tive Suites trans­late the Kempin­ski joie de vivre as the 57-sq me­ter suite, of­fers a spa­cious liv­ing room, bed­room with a king size bed and an el­e­gant bath­room of­fer­ing both a shower and bath. When in the sleekly de­signed space, guests are treated to a stun­ning vista of Erzsé­bet Park and the Fer­ris wheel named Bu­dapest Eye.

“The idea was to create a place to stay by com­bin­ing a mix of lux­ury and res­i­den­tial styling with a con­sid­ered un­der­stand­ing of the guests’ re­quire­ments. Pieces from the ho­tel’s

own art col­lec­tion grace the newly re­designed rooms and suites,” said Gen­eral Man­ager, Mr. Stephan In­terthal.

The Kempin­ski Ho­tel Corv­i­nus and its Gas­tro­nomic Quar­ter Down­town Bu­dapest is the city’s lifestyle hub with its lounges and ter­races ex­tend­ing onto the pedes­trian-traf­ficked Fash­ion Street. With var­i­ous din­ing op­tions at the prop­erty, culi­nary high­lights fea­ture a di­verse selec­tion of spe­cials like the: Bene­dic­tion - Stylish Up­scale Brunch Ex­pe­ri­ence in The Liv­ing Room, the ÉS Bisztró Buf­fet Break­fast and Sun­day Fam­ily Ta­ble, spe­cialty cof­fee, sand­wiches and pas­tries at ÉS Deli, and craft cock­tails mixed the right way at Blue Fox The Bar, a bur­geon­ing cool hotspot.

The ca­sual yet in­no­va­tively de­signed ÉS Bisztró serves con­tem­po­rary Hun­gar­ian-Vi­en­nese dishes en­cour­ag­ing din­ers to re-think the tra­di­tional se­quence of cour­ses and in the sum­mer also on its sum­mer ter­race, peo­ple­watch­ing is ac­com­pa­nied by live mu­sic at the week­ends. In Nobu Bu­dapest, guests can en­joy and ex­plore chef Nobuyuki Mat­suhisa’s new­style Ja­panese cui­sine in­ter­twined with South Amer­i­can fla­vors.

Guests ex­pe­ri­ence ul­ti­mate re­lax­ation at Kempin­ski The Spa, a 525 sq-me­ter haven, whose phi­los­o­phy is to re­store body’s nat­u­ral equi­lib­rium by draw­ing on the el­e­men­tal wis­dom of na­ture. With a large va­ri­ety of El­e­men­tal Her­bol­ogy rit­u­als, treat­ments and mas­sages are tai­lored to each guest’s in­di­vid­ual needs. Guests can con­sult with the ther­a­pists to de­ter­mine which type of treat­ment – re­lax­ation, re­ju­ve­na­tion or re-en­er­giz­ing – is right for them and their de­sired out­come. De­liv­ered in its nat­u­ral state, sun-dried, ground and fil­tered, Hun­gary­mud, in­tro­duced by Kempin­ski The Spa in Bu­dapest, is a rich heal­ing min­eral mud sourced from a nat­u­ral re­serve of South East Hun­gary and used in treat­ments and prod­ucts for the face, body and soul. Their sig­na­ture treat­ment, the 80-minute Hun­gary Holis­tic Treat­ment in­cludes a dry body brush, body wrap, mini fa­cial or scalp mas­sage, back, neck and shoul­der mas­sage and makes use of heal­ing ef­fects of the Hun­gary­mud. The spa also fea­tures a fit­ness cen­ter, a re­cently up­graded sauna area, a tep­i­dar­ium, and an in­door pool as well as a health bar.

“Guests who visit our ho­tel will be wel­comed with a good mix of qual­i­fied, well-trained and com­pe­tent staff plus a qual­ity prod­uct and ser­vice at all times,” said Gen­eral Man­ager, Mr Stephan In­terthal. “Peo­ple leav­ing us should turn around and have the de­sire to re­turn, that’s our am­bi­tion.”

“The idea was to create a place to stay by com­bin­ing a mix of lux­ury and res­i­den­tial styling with a con­sid­ered un­der­stand­ing

of the guests’ re­quire­ments”

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