Matild Palace has a particular atmosphere reminiscent of its Hungarian heritage, which runs wonderfully through its foundation and is evident from the minute guests enter through the main doors. Matild Palace was built in 1902 during the Belle Epoque era under the patronage of Her Imperial and Royal Highness Maria Klotild of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha to serve as the city’s social center.
The palace is listed as a UNESCO world heritage site and is under monumental protection. However now an icon returns: The palace was converted into a magnificent hotel by the acclaimed interior designer Maria Vafiadis and local architects Péter Dajka and Puhl Antal. It took nearly five years to reconstruct the palace and transform it into a Marriott Luxury Collection hotel.
“The property allows our guests to achieve the imagination of living within a royal palace, raised with modern amenities and excellent services,” Philipp Weghmann, vice president and global brand leader of The Luxury Collection, said, “and we warmly welcome our guests as they discover this timeless and inspiring city.”
The magnificent palace has now been turned into a luxury hotel with 130 stunning rooms. The 111 rooms and 19 suites are done in gorgeous colors and adorned with towering chandeliers. All of these rooms and suites provide spectacular views of the city. The hotel has all modern amenities and room ceilings that are at least 4meters high. Another highlight of the hotel is the spa-style bathroom, which was inspired by Hungary’s famed thermal spas.
With its world-class dining venues and coffee house, the Matild Palace ushers in a new age of entertainment and gastronomy in the city. For example, the Matild Cafe and Cabaret is a dramatic reimagining of a historical café that initially opened in 1901 and reopened as the first cafe in Budapest following World War II, relying on Budapest’s memories and legacy. And the bar Duchess is a hidden gem among Budapest’s famous roofscape.
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