Corinthia Hotel Budapest voted City's Top Hotel and among Top Europe and World Hotels by Tripadvisor
08 February 2008
Corinthia Hotels International (CHI) announced that its five-star Corinthia Hotel Budapest (Grand Hotel Royal) has been voted as the top luxury hotel in Budapest from 257 hotels surveyed - among the top six luxury hotels in Europe - and among the top ten luxury hotels in the world, by the leading TripAdvisor® Travelers' Choice™ awards 2008. The ‘Best Luxury World’ and ‘Best Luxury Europe’ awards were determined by a combination of TripAdvisor's Popularity Index and traveller ratings of specific attributes. TripAdvisor's Popularity Index is a system that determines traveller satisfaction based on a variety of sources, including TripAdvisor hotel reviews and travel articles and opinions found throughout the web.
The Travelers' Choice awards, the only honours representing the unbiased opinions of millions of travellers, are among the most coveted awards in the hotel industry. “We are absolutely delighted with the result” said Corinthia Hotels International CEO Tony Potter “This jewel of a hotel has been collecting accolades ever since it opened its doors in 2002, when it immediately won Europe’s ‘Best Hotel Architecture Award’ and later the International ‘Five-Star Diamond Award’ for its commitment to excellence in luxury amenities and top quality services. The hotel is now also on the privileged list of ‘The Most Famous Hotels in the World’. The TripAdvisor recognition is of particular significance as the awards are based primarily on guests’ experience and expectations.
This latest award, together with the Hotel’s important association with the Wyndham Grand Collection, promises a great future for this flagship Corinthia property.” On his part, Wyndham Hotel Group’s senior vice president and managing director, International Operations, Sean Worker said “We are delighted that consumers have chosen the Corinthia Grand Hotel Royal as the top rated TripAdvisor property in Budapest. The hotel truly represents the essence of The Wyndham Grand Collection, which offer guests world-class service, elegant surroundings and thoughtful touches on a grand scale.” The Corinthia Hotel Budapest is a member of the newly repositioned upper luxury Corinthia Hotels brand and of the Wyndham Grand Collection. The hotel was painstakingly restored through the personal initiative of Corinthia Hotels’ founder and the owning company’s (IHI) Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Mr. Alfred Pisani and is a faithful reconstruction of the 110-year-old Grand Hotel Royal. It is owned by Malta based International Hotel Investments plc (IHI) and managed by Corinthia Hotels International (CHI), a hotel operating company that is a joint venture between IHI and the Wyndham Hotel Group. Among its many amenities, the Hotel features a majestic ballroom and a unique ‘Royal Spa’ - an extensive Euro 4 million renovation of an original 19th century Spa that has once again regained its rightful place as Budapest’s most luxurious and imposing Spa facility.
About Corinthia Hotels
Corinthia Hotels is an internationally acclaimed Brand of luxury hotels in the Czech Republic, Hungary, Libya, Malta, Portugal and Russia. Founded by the Pisani family of Malta in the 1960s, the Corinthia brand stands in that proud tradition of European hospitality and its signature services communicate the ‘Warmth, Colour and Vitality’ of its Maltese heritage. All Corinthia hotels feature state-of-the art conference areas and extensive business traveller facilities. Corinthia Hotels is associated with the Wyndham Grand Collection. About Corinthia Hotels International (CHI) CHI is a hotel operating company that is a joint venture between Malta based International Hotel Investments plc (IHI) and Wyndham Hotel Group of the US. It undertakes hotel management operations for Corinthia Group and IHI owned or affiliated hotels as also for third party owners. CHI is also the exclusive hotel management company for Wyndham Hotel Group managed hotels in the EMEA region operating under the Corinthia, Ramada Plaza and Wyndham categories. CHI has accumulated over 45 years of experience in delivering a high quality service to hotel guests and an optimum rate of return for owners and investors in diverse business environments. Its expertise extends to management of luxury and upscale properties in city and resort locations, and products ranging from boutique to large conference and meeting hotels. Corinthia features among the top 50 hotel operating groups in Europe, as reviewed by Hotel Management International, an official publication of the European Hotel Managers Association.
About Wyndham Grand Collection
The Wyndham Grand Collection is an ensemble of elegant, one-of-a-kind hotels within the Wyndham Hotels and Resorts brand aimed at guests looking for unique experiences in distinctive destinations around the world. Properties in The Wyndham Grand Collection are the Wyndham Grand London Chelsea Harbour, London; Rio Mar Beach Resort and Spa, Rio Grande, Puerto Rico; Grand Bay Hotel, Isla Navidad Resort, Manzanillo, Mexico; Corinthia Hotel Prague (Corinthia Towers), Czech Republic; Corinthia Hotel Budapest (Grand Hotel Royal), Hungary; Corinthia Palace Hotel and Spa, San Anton, Malta; Corinthia St Georges Bay, St. Julians, Malta; Corinthia Hotel Lisbon, Portugal; Corinthia Hotel St. Petersburg (Nevskij Palace), Russia; Corinthia Hotel Tripoli (Bab Africa), Libya; and Veneto, Panama City, Panama. Wyndham Hotels and Resorts, a subsidiary of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN), offers upscale hotel and resort accommodations throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, Mexico and the Caribbean. All hotels are either franchised or managed by Wyndham Hotels and Resorts or an affiliate. For more information, visit www.wyndham.com.