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Ritz-Carlton to open in Budapest in 2016

5 May 2015 by Tom Otley
Luxury hotel chain Ritz-Carlton will open a property in Budapest next year. Le Meridien Budapest The 192-room Le Méridien, owned by the UAE based Al Habtoor Group, overlooks Erzsébet Square in the centre of Budapest. The hotel will remain open, operating as Le Méridien for the remainder of this year, before undergoing a renovation during the first half of 2016 and rebranding as the Ritz-Carlton. [Edit: 1 September 2015 - it now appears the hotel has left Le Meridien and is being managed by Ritz-Carlton as "The Elizabeth Park Hotel, Budapest, a Ritz-Carlton Partner Hotel". It will then be "...re-launched as The Ritz-Carlton, Budapest in Spring 2016" Marriott International's Ritz-Carlton brand currently operates 88 hotels worldwide. Starwood's Le Méridien brand has almost 100 properties worldwide, in more than 40 countries, with more than 80 per cent of those located outside the US in Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia-Pacific. ritzcarlton.com lemeridienbudapest.com Tom Otley
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