In true Hard Rock style, the hotel is located in the center of the Hungarian capital on Nagymező Street, with theaters, restaurants and high-end shops on the doorstep, and minutes from major hotspots. from the city such as Buda Castle along the Danube, the world -famous Széchenyi thermal baths and the opera house.
“After a series of successful hotel openings across Europe, from Amsterdam to Dublin to Madrid, we are delighted to unveil the Hard Rock Hotel Budapest this spring,” said Jon Lucas, COO of Hard Rock International. “Our first hotel in the Central European region will introduce our signature entertainment-focused hospitality to a new and unexpected setting.”
The hotel, with Hungarian architecture Stúdió 100 Építészeti Kft. houses 136 rooms and suites and two restaurants and bars. The property mixes an old Budapest facade enhanced with a sleek new design. The historical part of the hotel is seamlessly connected to the newly built section by interior glass corridors.
Upon entering the lobby, guests will discover a social and welcoming space filled with musical touches and bright splashes of color. A yellow grand piano contrasts with cerulean blue velvet sofas, all framed by a carefully selected assortment of memorabilia. Over 50 pieces of music and entertainment history are proudly displayed throughout the hotel, including legendary Hungarian singer-songwriter, Janos Brody’s leather jacket, a bright purple faux fur coat worn by Prince and a black sequin dress worn by Beyoncé.
Designed to feel like a private residence, the interiors of Barcelona-based studio Lázaro Rosa-Violán offer cozy seating areas throughout the property, as well as a cozy fireplace in the lobby. Jewel tones and tiles found throughout the hotel pay homage to Hungary’s famous spas and thermal baths, offering a local Budapest twist to the colorful experience characteristic of Hard Rock Hotels around the world.
With music at the heart of Hard Rock Hotels, guests will find melodic influences around every corner. Refined and warm woods, similar to those used to craft guitars, can be found throughout, along with metallic accents reflecting the chromatic undertones of guitar strings. The Rock Star Suite is the jewel in the hotel’s crown, offering a private terrace with jacuzzi, space for private alfresco dining as well as a spacious indoor living room.
The hotel is also home to the brand’s popular restaurant, Sessions, and lobby bar, Constant Grind. The sessions will serve a menu created by chef Tamás Lipták with Hungarian specialties such as goulash, as well as dazzling cocktails by mixologist Zsolt Horváth, which use the finest Hungarian ingredients. You can also dine under the stars on Session’s open-air terrace with live music in the background. Constant Grind is open for casual dining all day, pit stop for freshly brewed coffee and homemade baking in the morning, or a colorful cocktail or craft beer at dusk. The Hard Rock Hotel Budapest is also ideal for business, with a combination of stylish indoor and outdoor meeting spaces. Roxy Budapest is a rooftop venue with indoor/outdoor spaces and can be booked for private events and celebrations with the city’s lights and iconic buildings as a backdrop.
True to brand, Hard Rock’s iconic amenities will bring a range of entertainment and music-inspired experiences to the city. These include a Body Rock, Rock Shop, Sound of Your Stay and Rock Om fitness centre, allowing guests to fine-tune their next trip to Budapest with curated playlists, in-room yoga or a guitar electric to unleash your inner rock star in the privacy of your own bedroom.
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