News Article gellért Hotel Hungary renovation
by Property Forum | Hotel

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has announced a new luxury hotel opening, following the renovation and rebranding of the former Gellért Hotel in Budapest. The renamed Mandarin Oriental Gellert Budapest is expected to open in 2027 with a focus on wellness.

The property, which is owned by BDPST Group, first opened in 1918 as one of the Hungarian capital’s most iconic purpose-built grand hotels, located on the Buda side of the city and just a short walk to the Liberty Bridge.

London-based interior design studio, Alexander Waterworth, will oversee the transformation of the 143 guestrooms and suites, wellness areas and public spaces. The hotel will offer a Fitness and Movement Studio as well as an indoor pool on the top floor, positioned under a retractable glass ceiling with a vitality tub, sauna, cold plunge pool and outdoor relaxation area. It adjoins a rooftop bar with panoramic views of the Pest side of the city and the Danube River. 

A patisserie and café will serve as a gathering spot for both locals and visitors, while a restored Art Nouveau ballroom will become a venue for events.