Mandarin Oriental to debut in Hungary

Mandarin Oriental to debut in Hungary

An historic property is set to be restored and rebranded as Mandarin Oriental Gellert, Budapest  

One of Budapest’s most iconic hotels, the former Gellért Hotel (pictured), is being renovated by the Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group, bringing it back to its former glory. 

On completion, this Art Nouveau architectural gem will reopen in 2027 and will be renamed Mandarin Oriental Gellert, Budapest. 

The landmark property first opened in 1918 as one of the Hungarian capital’s most grand purpose-built hotels. It's located on the Buda side of the city and just a short walk to the Liberty Bridge, connecting Buda with Pest.

Liberty Bridge, Budapest

The all-encompassing restoration of the Gellért Hotel builds upon Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group’s successful track record of redeveloping landmark properties with historic significance, including Mandarin Oriental Ritz, Madrid; Mandarin Oriental Savoy, Zurich, and Mandarin Oriental Palace, Lucerne.


“We will take the same meticulous approach in Budapest as we have with our other historic properties, ensuring that we honour and respect local artisanal craftsmanship and Hungarian cultural heritage, while incorporating the finest luxury, contemporary comfort and sustainability standards for which Mandarin Oriental is renowned,” said Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group chief executive Laurent Kleitman.

“We are excited to be bringing Mandarin Oriental to Hungary for the first time. Mandarin Oriental Gellert, Budapest, together with our property in Prague and our recently announced project in Vienna, will form a compelling trinity of destinations for our fans in central Europe,” he continued.

The 143-room hotel promises to become the city’s most luxurious leisure destination, with a focus on wellness, driven by the city’s well known thermal bathing culture, which dates back to Roman times. The Spa at Mandarin Oriental Gellert, Budapest will feature seven experiential areas offering contemporary wellness and aesthetic treatments. These include exclusive bathing experiences.

Mandarin Oriental Gellert, Budapest will also offer an indoor pool on the top floor, positioned under a retractable glass ceiling. It adjoins a rooftop bar with panoramic views of the Pest side of the city and the famed Danube River.

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