Corinthia Hotel Budapest receives award from European Finest Hotels
On 12 March 2013, Corinthia Hotel Budapest was formally recognized as one of the best hotels in Europe by the European Finest Hotels organisation (EFH) for its unique and exceptional qualities and the high level of its offers and services.
Corinthia Hotel Budapest meets European criteria for 5-star rating with above average bedroom sizes, a state-of-the-art fitness centre, on-site spa services, great comfort, a fine-dining restaurant and friendly and professional staff. In addition, Corinthia Hotel Budapest meets a further 80 requirements laid out by the European Finest Hotels organisation: adherence to accessibility norms, air quality, culinary options for vegetarians or allergy sufferers, a business centre with up-to-date technology and full business services, fine furnishings, electric adaptors, newspapers on demand, exceptional surroundings, originality in architecture and interior design.
“It is our great honour to hold this title from European Finest Hotels, which is already our third professional success in this year,” said Mr Thomas M Fischer, General Manager of Corinthia Hotel Budapest.
European Finest Hotels is an independent organisation developed by European Consumers Choice, a non-profit making European organisation created to promote innovation, design and tourism in Europe. Out of nearly 230,000 hotels in Europe, only 70 are being given this award by EFH.
Corinthia Hotel Budapest recognized in the 2013 TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice awards
On 21 January 2013 Corinthia Hotel Budapest was honoured in three different categories in the annual TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice awards.
TripAdvisor has announced the winners of the 2013 Travelers' Choice hotel awards recognizing the world's top properties. Now in its eleventh year, the annual TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice awards honour the world’s best hotels, earning this distinction from those who know them best – real travellers. Unlike other hotel tributes, the selection of TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice winners is based on millions of in-depth reviews and opinions from travellers around the world.
Corinthia Hotel Budapest was named a winner in the following categories: Luxury Hotel, Best Service Hotel and Top Hotel.
'We are really proud of this title, which ranks us as a member of the world’s most outstanding hotels based on the opinions of travellers around the globe,' said Mr Thomas M. Fischer, General Manager of the hotel.
TripAdvisor® is the world's largest travel site, enabling travelers to plan and have the perfect trip. TripAdvisor-branded sites alone make up the largest travel community in the world, with more than 40 million unique monthly visitors*, 20 million members, and over 45 million reviews and opinions.
Former years’ titles:
- 2012 Traveler's Choice Winner in Luxury category
- 2011 Certificate of Excellence
- 2010 Among the top 25 in the ’Best Luxury Europe Hotels’ category
- 2010 Certificate of Excellence
- 2009 Listed No.1 hotel in Budapest
- 2008 No. 6 Hotel among the top 10 in the ’Best Luxury Europe Hotels’ category
- 2008 No. 10 Hotel among the top 100 in the ’Best Luxury World Hotels’ category
Corinthia Hotel Budapest selected for Condé Nast Traveler’s Gold List honouring the world’s best places to stay
On 14 January 2013 Corinthia Hotel Budapest was enrolled on Condé Nast Traveler magazine’s Gold List 2013, also known as the register of the world’s finest places to stay.
This distinction recognizes Corinthia Hotel Budapest as an outstanding hotel as selected by Condé Nast Traveler’s readers, writers and editors, distinguished for its high style, superb service and a one-of-a-kind stay for guests.
Every entry on this list has been rigorously tested and screened and the chosen hotels are considered the very best for service, location, cuisine, rooms, leisure facilities and ambience & design. ‘The Condé Nast Traveler’s Gold List is truly a global representation of genuine quality and Corinthia Hotel Budapest is extremely proud to have been selected for this title,’ said Mr. Thomas M. Fischer, General Manager of the hotel.
Condé Nast Johansens has an unequalled collection of luxury hotels, luxury spas, and venues for meetings and events. These span over 65 countries, from castles in Scotland, chateaux in France to exotic spas in the Indian Ocean.
Condé Nast Johansens' careful choice of accommodation offers:
Quality, Excellent Service and Value for Money
Each property is specially selected for its dedication to the highest standards of comfort, unique personality, warmth and service, impressive facilities and surroundings. Every featured property is approved for recommendation following an annual inspection by one of our team of local experts.
If a property does not reach our exacting standards it is rejected, so you can be confident when you make your booking. That's why independent travelers have trusted the integrity and quality of the Condé Nast Johansens mark of distinction for over 28 years.
Inspector’s review: ‘The central location, excellent service and conference facilities, the large indoor pool and spa treatments!’
Former years’ title:
- 2011 Condé Nast Johansens Award of Excellence
- 2010 Condé Nast Johansens Recommended hotel
5* Superior category by Hotelstars Union, 2011
Corinthia Hotel Budapest is the first in Budapest to win 5* Superior category by Hotelstars Union rating system.
The decision was based and taken by the Hotelstars Union rating system. The requirements are verified by the Hotel Association of Hungary - one of the founding member of Hotelstars Union. This rating system established by the members of the Association of Hotels, Restaurants and Cafés in Europe. Today, this organization offers a standard point of orientation for the assessment of the quality of hotels to 150 million guests in 11 Member States of the European Union, including Austria, Germany and the Netherlands.
The Hotelstars system is a great benefit for the guests as it is a transparent and unified standard what provides the required quality. Advantageous for the hotel as well as it provides international standards what is facilitating efficient marketing activities. The Hotelstars Union hotel rating system is based on compliance with a total of 270 criteria including products and services. These have been worked out on - among others - the basis of opinion polls with guests, so that they correspond to the requirements of our modern age and also guest expectations. New criteria are focusing on high quality services offered by hotels, such as wellness or perfect sleep comfort.
As per the Corinthia Hotel Budapest qualification the checking list is not only affected by the type of hotel rooms (Presidential Suite, Ambassador Suite, Deluxe suite, Junior suite, Executive, Superior) but also extended to the 26 apartments of Royal Residences and other services and hotel areas.
The qualification of the Corinthia Hotel Budapest was taken in the mid-June 2011 as it met the 270 high level requirements. It became the first 5* Superior awarded hotel in Budapest.
Investors in People, 2011
Corinthia Hotel Budapest is awarded with Investors in People status first in 2008. It is revised in every 3 years and our hotel is awarded again in 2011.
Launched in 1991, Investors in People offers a business improvement tool designed to help all kinds of organizations develop performance through their people. It provides tailored assessments designed to support organizations in planning, implementing and evaluating effective strategies and is relevant for organizations of all sizes and sectors.
The Investors in People framework (consisting of The Standard and the wider framework) has three fundamental principles: Plan – developing strategies to improve the performance of the organization. Do – implementing these strategies . Review – evaluating and adjusting these strategies These three principles breakdown into 10 indicators; each indicator is subdivided into a number of evidence requirements. These detail the criteria organizations are required to meet in order to achieve the Standard. There are 39 evidence requirements in total.
The assessment process is undertaken by licensed Investors in People Centres. Organizations apply to be assessed and if the external assessors can find sufficient evidence of policy and practices in line with each indicator, the organization is awarded 'recognition' of its Investors in People status. Evidence is gathered via interviews with employees and is based on outcomes.
Recognized organizations are able to display the Investors in People plaque and use the logo on recruitment advertisements and stationery.
In 2009, Investors in People launched bronze, silver and gold status, which organizations can achieve by meeting additional evidence requirements from across the broader Investors in People framework.
Best of Budapest Award, 2010
Corinthia Hotel Budapest has awarded in 5 categories: Best Five-Star Hotel, Best SPA-wellness Facility, Best Suite Hotel, Best Conference Facility and Best Far-Eastern Restaurant.
Best of Budapest’ is an independent qualification system that was created by Budapest Week Publishing in 1993 for the purpose of maintaining quality. ‘Partners featured in our publications and the website are chosen by us from the best in Budapest. They have proven over the years that they are worthy of the recognition on the basis of their performance in the catering and service sectors. It is important for that the services provided by the partner we offer are of high standard, trustworthy and of lasting quality.’
The name ‘Best of Budapest’ is a guarantee that those using the services meet with the same quality whenever they return.
Former years’ titles:
- 2009 5 awards form Best of Budapest
- 2008 4 awards from Best of Budapest
- 2007 4 awards from Best of Budapest
- 2006 5 awards from Best of Budapest
- 2005 4 awards from Best of Budapest
- 2004 3 awards from Best of Budapest
Expedia Insiders’ Select hotel, 2010
Expedia Insiders' Select hotel, one of Expedia's top-ranked properties for 2010.
Expedia delivers consumers everything they need for researching, planning, and purchasing a whole trip. The company provides direct access to one of the broadest selections of travel products and services through its North American Web site, localized versions throughout Europe, and extensive partnerships in Asia.
Former years’ titles:
- 2008 Best hotel in Hungary
Travel Republic Top 10 hotel, 2010
Listed in the top 10 favorite hotel on Travel Republic website (between 100,000 hotels worldwide)
With over one million holidaymakers booking annually through our websites in the UK, Ireland and Spain, Travel Republic is one of the largest and most well-established online travel agents in Europe. It has been successfully helping people book their hotels, flights and other travel arrangements for over 20 years. They were the first UK travel agent to offer carbon balanced flights and in addition they make significant charitable donations every month to the World Land Trust to protect the rainforest and other wildlife habitats. Its website features over 100,000 hotels and 250,000 customer reviews, as well flights with over 100 airlines to more than 650 destinations.
Former years’ titles:
- 2009 No.1 hotel in Budapest
Day Holiday Best Five-star Wellness Hotel in Budapest, 2010
Corinthia Hotel Budapest has been awarded as the Best Five-star Wellness Hotel in Budapest by Day Holiday
The Golden Sun Prize is founded by Day Holiday Ltd. in 2005 with the aim to evaluate the best conference hotels in Hungary.
The Wellness Prize in founded by Day Holiday Ltd and Hungary's leading tourism magazine the Turizmus Trend. This prize is given in every year for the Best wellness hotel in Hungary.
Former year’ titles:
- 2008 Best 5 star Conference Hotel in Budapest
Forbes Magazine within top 10 hotel in Europe, 2009
Forbes is an American publishing and media company.
Its flagship publication, the Forbes magazine, is published biweekly. The magazine is well-known for its lists including travel (e.g. Deluxe Designer Hotels, Hidden Treasures of the Middle East, Travel Etiquette in the World’s Most Visited Countries, Wallet-Friendly Last-Minute Getaways, World’s 10 Best Airports etc.)
World Travel Awards Hungary’s Leading Hotel, 2008
Corinthia Hotel Budapest is also nominated for the 2011 Hungary’s Leading Hotel Award.
Since World Travel Awards ‘burst’ on to the international travel and tourism scene 18 years ago, the organization has been making a steady and significant, long term impact. It has taken a global lead on one of the most important aspects of travel and tourism – the quality customer experience.
World Travel Awards' aim has been to encourage world-class competition, stimulate innovation and creativity as well as ensure that travelers receive exceptional value. Winning a World Travel Award has become much sought after. Companies who are presented with one of these awards are coming to regard this considerable achievement as its most influencial, helping to reassure travelers and effectively assist sales and marketing performance.
Former years’ titles:
- 2008 Hungary’s Leading hotel
- 2007 Hungary’s Leading hotel
- 2006 Hungary’s Leading hotel
- 2005 Hungary’s Leading hotel
Nominated in 2004, 2009,2010 and also 2011.
For the 2011 award you can still vote for us on the following link: http://www.worldtravelawards.com/award-hungarys-leading-hotel-2011
Prix Villegiature Awards 2007
Corinthia Hotel Budapest has been awarded with the ‘Best Hotel Architecture in Europe’ title.
The Villegiature Awards created in 2003 gather a voting Jury composed of 21 major journalists from very famous medias covering all over the world. They reward the best of the best hotels in Europe, in exotic islands and in Africa.
Former years’ title:
Five Star Diamond Award, 2007
Our hotel has won the International Five Star Diamond Award by the American Academy of Hospitality Services in 2007.
The American Academy of Hospitality Sciences is the world's premiere organization for awarding excellence in travel, cuisine, luxury products and services. Each year, the Academy bestows its coveted International Star Diamond Award — a recognition that many strive for but few achieve — on superlative establishments that are deemed to be of pinnacle quality.
Hospitality Assured Meetings - Hungary’s leading Hotel, 2006
The Institute of Hospitality is the professional body for individual managers and aspiring managers working and studying in the hospitality, leisure and tourism (HLT) industry. The Institute has been in existence since the 1930s when it began in the UK.
Hospitality Assured The standard for service and business excellence. Hospitality Assured is the quality standard created by the Institute of Hospitality specifically for customer facing businesses. The Hospitality Assured process encourages businesses to look at their own operation for the customer’s perspective and to see where improvements should be made to benefit the business. This is done by looking at how businesses score against the criteria in the 10 step standard.
Former years’ titles:
- 2005 Hospitality Assured Meetings