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Published on : Friday, July 14, 2017
Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace Budapest has been named Top City Hotel in Europe in the Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards 2017 readers’ survey with a score of 96.26. The Hotel is one of just two ranked in Central and Eastern Europe, and was also ranked #49 in the Top 100 Hotels in the World.
Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Awards are a leading measure of the places and companies most favoured by today’s most passionate and sophisticated travellers.
In naming Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace Budapest the #1 City Hotel in Europe, Travel + Leisure shared the following reader comments:
When readers tried to describe the experience of staying at this Four Seasons, it seemed few superlatives were enough to do the property justice. “Couldn’t be more magnificent,” said one. “Great view, great food, great service, and stunningly beautiful.”
The 1906 Art Nouveau building, which overlooks the Danube River, was commissioned by the London-based company Gresham Life Assurance, and originally served as offices and apartments for the firm’s staff. During World War II it was used as barracks for the Red Army, then spent much of the next 60 years in a state of disrepair. After several rounds of renovation, it finally opened its doors as a Four Seasons hotel in 2004. Since then, visitors have been won over not only by the grand Art Nouveau architecture but also by the hotel’s extraordinary staff.
As respondent Bruce Christian put it, “The best service I have ever experienced in a hotel, from the front desk to the concierge to housekeeping to the doormen.”
To experience why Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace Budapest continues to earn accolades from guests and industry experts alike, reserve the Budapest Escape package, which includes 15 percent savings on the room rate when booking 15 days or more in advance, plus daily breakfast for two.