Corinthia Hotels International has announced that its five-star Corinthia Hotel Budapest (Grand Hotel Royal) has been voted as the top luxury hotel in Budapest 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.