Kimpton BEM Budapest – the new urban cool kid on the Budapest block

Designed by the visionary Marcel Wanders and idyllically situated on the Buda banks of the picturesque Danube, Kimpton BEM Budapest is slated to make its opening statement July 2024…

circular central bar under glass domed roof in Kimpton Budapest

Nestled in the centre of Budapest’s culture scene, Kimpton BEM Budapest sits mere moments away from the renowned Castle District, a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site characterised by Art Nouveau architecture and lined with the city’s most sought-after history museums and attractions. Budapest’s legendary Turkish baths, a testament to centuries of well-being and the art of leisure, are nearby and no trip to the city is complete without a soak in one of these historic marvels.

central bar and seating in Kimpton BEM Budapest

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Designed by Marcel Wanders, the property was transformed from a historic 19th-century mansion to a striking and sophisticated 127-room enclave, providing guests with a front-row seat to the city’s vibrant lifestyle. A destination in and of itself, the hotel will provide exceptional epicurean experiences through inspired international cuisine infused with authentic Hungarian flavours. This includes an all-day lobby-level bar and restaurant, a signature chef-driven Mediterranean restaurant, and an exclusive, ‘secret’ rooftop oasis featuring a verdant sky-high garden where patrons can enjoy bespoke cocktails and bites.

double volume dining space in Kimpton BEM Budapest

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“We are delighted to announce the opening of Kimpton BEM Budapest, a first-of-its-kind luxury lifestyle hotel for Hungary’s capital city,” said Attila AE Domby, General Manager. “We are excited to invite travellers to explore the cultural marvel that is Budapest through a new, local and design-led lens, and introduce them to the wonders and legends that await across this still yet-to-be-discovered European destination.”

The hotel additionally features a dedicated wellness area complete with a 24/7 fitness centre, hot tub and steam room. Event space highlights include a grand, expansive ballroom fit to host large gatherings, alongside three more intimate venues for smaller, private meetings. In true Kimpton form, guests will also enjoy Kimpton Social, a hosted evening social hour as well as complimentary morning coffee and tea service and exclusive amenities for families and pets.

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