The Hampton by Hilton Budapest City Centre, the first of its kind in Hungary, has opened in the capital’s 6th district, it was announced at a press conference in Budapest on Tuesday.
Hotel manager Anita Siklósi said that the six-story hotel has 219 rooms, and this year they expect an average occupancy rate of 65-70 percent. The hotel is currently at 60 percent occupancy.
The property is owned by Long Bridge Dessewffy utca Kft. and operated by Hilton.
The cost of developing the three-star hotel, which is a greenfield investment, is being kept a trade secret.
The manager added that Budapest is popular with foreign tourists, who book an average of three days at the Hampton by Hilton Budapest City Centre. Two-thirds of individual guests are American, and the proportion of far easterners is also increasing, she noted.
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FactHilton has 22 different hotel brands, including the most popular Hampton by Hilton, with more than 2,900 hotels. The hotel company has nearly 7,300 properties and more than 1.1 million rooms in 123 countries and territories.
The hotel’s management has not complained about the number of bookings in the first week, but the room rates at the three-star hotel are high for most Hungarians, and it is no coincidence that 98 percent of the guests are foreigners.
The Hampton by Hilton has a fitness room and a lobby bar in addition to the 219 rooms. The 15,000-square-meter hotel was designed by Bálint & Társa Architects’ Office Kft., while the general construction was carried out by T-Trans Főép Kft.
The building was constructed in 302 working days using 909 tons of reinforced steel and 8,000 cubic meters of concrete.
The new hotel’s downtown location makes it the perfect base for guests looking to see the sights of Budapest.
The Hungarian State Opera House is located in the 6th district, along with many other beautiful attractions that tourists “must see” when visiting Budapest. Photo via Facebook/Fidesz Budapest
Unsurprisingly, most of Hilton’s properties are in the United States, while in our immediate region, Vienna, Krakow, and the recently opened Târgu Mureș (Marosvásárhely, Romania) hotel followed Budapest. The construction of the new Hampton by Hilton Târgu Mures, primarily aimed at business travelers, was supported by the Hungarian government with HUF 1.5 billion (EUR 4 million).
Via MTI, Featured image via Facebook/Hampton by Hilton Budapest City Centre (Budapest VI. kerület)