A new luxury hotel awaits guests in the capital on the morning of November 20: the Dorothea Hotel with 216 rooms and suites is part of the Marriott Bonvoy Autograph Collection chain, according to the investor’s press release. The new hotel was built in the V. district of the capital, in a block of three buildings built in different ages and styles, and was named after the Archduchess Mária Dorottya of Württemberg, an influential public figure of the 1800s, who, together with her husband, Palatine József Habsburg, was a significant cultural and economic brought development to the capital.
As we wrote before, in the block bounded by Vörösmarty tér–Vigadó utca–Apáczai Csere János utca–Dorottya utca, the BDPST Group and the Cretum Group owned by Dorottya Investment Zrt. commissioned by Vörösmarty tér to be enriched with a building complex consisting of a hotel, exclusive apartments and service units.
The architectural concept and the interior design Italian star architect studio, Lissoni & Partners noted. The domestic general designer, a TSPC Kft. also coordinating his work, a Market Construction Ltd. undertook the complex implementation, in addition to the Hungarian regulations regarding the hotel part, the strict regulations of the nearly 1,000-page Marriott Autograph Collection Product Quality Standard were also observed.
The building complex evokes Hungarian art history in three separate ways
The three buildings that make up the block that also houses the new hotel were created in different eras: a Weber house (1873), it was the former headquarters of the Pest National Savings Bank with neo-Renaissance style features; the Mahart headquarters (1913), built as the former art nouveau headquarters of the Magyar Floyam- és Tengerhajzázis Estvénytársaság; while the House of Munich (1937) building combining modernist and art deco elements initially served as the headquarters of Futura Rt. During the development, in cooperation with local heritage protection specialists, the historical elements of each building were preserved and renovated, including the remarkable historic staircase.
“We are very pleased that with the opening of the Dorothea Hotel, Budapest, Autograph Collection hotel, we can expand our unique Autograph Collection hotel portfolio with a unit in Hungary” – he said in connection with the event Sandra Schulze-Potgieter, Executive Vice President, Premium and Select Brands, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Marriott International. “Each hotel tells a unique story, and the Dorothea Hotel is a shining example of this, evoking the city’s rich history in a sophisticated and modern approach.”
Column hall and Zsolnay tile wall
Upon entering the hotel, visitors are greeted by a colonnade. At the reception in the spacious inner courtyard, there is a long drop-shaped glass chandelier, and if you turn right, you can already see the fully restored historic staircase behind a blue Zsolnay tile wall. The 216 guest rooms and suites of the Dorothea Hotel can be divided into two different design categories, Contemporary and Heritage.
An inner courtyard in the center of the hotel houses the Pavilon Restaurant & Bar, where guests can see, among other things, a rampant wall of herbs and spices. In addition, a 650-square-meter wellness center equipped with a swimming pool, sauna, steam bath and fitness room was also created in the Dorothea Hotel.
What is being built?Market Construction Ltd.BDPST Zrt.TSPC Kft.hotel investmentBelváros-Lipotvárosmonument restoration