Marriott International’s Luxury Collection Hotels & Resorts has announced the opening of Matild Palace, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Budapest. Owned by Özyer Group, this opening marks the collection’s debut in Hungary. Listed as a UNESCO world heritage site, Matild Palace has undergone a five-year transformation led by interior designer Maria Vafiadis, founder of MKV Design, and local architects Péter Dajka and Puhl Antal to become a 130-guestroom luxury hotel.
Steeped in history, Matild Palace was built 120 years ago during the Belle Époque era and was developed under the patronage of Her Imperial and Royal Highness Maria Klotild of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha to serve as the social hub of the city. Matild Palace was part of her vision to create two baroque palaces, acting as a gateway to those entering the ‘Pest’ side of the city from Elisabeth Bridge. Vafiadis ensured the next chapter of the building honored its Hungarian heritage through décor that reflects the hotel’s location in the heart of Budapest, just a stone’s throw from the Danube. The design celebrates the building’s famed past as a thriving social destination in the city, while creating a modern elegant ambience for discerning locals and global explorers alike.
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