Eight months after earthworks began and the foundation stone was laid, the Ibis Styles Budapest Airport Hotel has become structurally complete, the Budapest Airport said in a press statement.
During the traditional topping-out ceremony, the managers of WING Zrt., the developer, and Budapest Airport announced that the hotel is due to receive the first guests at the end of this year, as planned. At this moment, all the floors of the first airport hotel in Hungary with direct terminal access have been constructed, and the highest point of the structure has been reached. Market Építő Zrt. finished constructing the structure for the fifth floor of the 5200-square-meter hotel at the beginning of May. (The constructor company Market Építő was owned by WING Zrt until 2014 when Garhartt Zrt purchased it. Garhatt is owned István Garancsi who is known as one of the wealthiest businessman in Hungary, and a close of friend of Prime Minister Viktor Orbán.)
The building featuring an atrium will offer 145 rooms which will be fitted out by the operator, the ibis Styles hotel chain belonging to the Accor group, to reflect the airport vibe and the trends of contemporary interior design. The food and beverage unit of the Ibis Styles Budapest Airport Hotel comprises a restaurant with 125 seats and a lobby bar. The restaurant and the bar will be capable of catering for the needs of hotel guests as well as external guests from the airport who would like to use the restaurant or the bar of the hotel between two flights. The hotel also hosts a conference center with a capacity of up to 250 people and is a perfect location for Hungarian businessmen for meetings with their foreign partners at the airport.
At the topping-out ceremony, Jost Lammers: the CEO of Budapest Airport emphasized that the record growth in passenger traffic seen over the past few years at Budapest Airport did not slow down during the first quarter of this year either, so it is important that the projects included in the BUD 2020 development program should be completed on time. The construction of the hotel fits perfectly into the 50-billion-HUF (approx. 160 m euro) investment program of the airport.
Noah Steinberg, chairman-CEO of Wing Zrt said: “The hotel is important for both Budapest Airport and for Hungary. Itwill be the building that provides a first impression of the country for arriving foreign visitors exiting the terminal and will fulfill an important function which has been lacking until now. In addition to conventional hotel functions, it also offers meeting rooms for businesspeople, as well as a conference center. The design of the building as well as Wing’s operator, ibis Styles, guarantee an excellent experience for users of the hotel.”
source and photos: bud.hu