Kimpton to open first hotel in Hungary

Kimpton Budapest to be located on the Buda side of the Danube

IHG Hotels & Resorts has signed a management agreement to open the Kimpton Budapest, forecast to debut in early 2025.

It will be the first Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants property in Hungary, located in heritage Jozsef Bem square in central Budapest, on the Buda side of the river Danube. When open, the 127-key hotel will offer spacious rooms with a touch of playfulness alongside exceptional amenities and destination dining, including a rooftop bar.

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“Budapest is one of Europe’s most popular destinations with beautiful UNESCO world heritage sites as well as rapidly growing corporate demand as a local business hub. It is an ideal fit for our Kimpton brand, whose heartfelt, personalised service and bold design will resonate well with this vibrant city,” said Willemijn Geels, VP Development Europe, IHG Hotels & Resorts.

“We’ve seen just how well our luxury boutique offering has been received in Europe, and this new signing only reinforces momentum for Kimpton’s international expansion.”

Kimpton first opened in Europe in 2017 with the opening of Kimpton De Witt in Amsterdam, and since then the brand has rapidly increased its footprint across Europe with openings from Paris to Barcelona, London, Edinburgh and beyond. There is now a total of seven Kimpton hotels open across Europe, with a further four in the pipeline, covering locations from Mallorca to Frankfurt, as demand for luxury and lifestyle stays grows. Globally, there are 75 Kimpton hotels in operation and 32 in the pipeline.

Lead image: Kimpton Bem Palace Budapest render (Supplied)

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