in this constantly changing world of tourism...
Mellow Mood Ltd. was founded by entrepreneurs Sameer Hamdan and Zuhair Awad, in 1997. Our company profile, originally focusing on the operation of youth hostels and hotels, has developed over the years into a complex network of different businesses. As Mellow Mood Group, it still achieves its main successes in tourism, although the range of enterprises has expandedwith the creation of property investment, web design and accounting divisions. Due to our experience and progress through these years, the units of our group play a leading role in Hungarian tourism, not only in marketing and sellingour own hotel beds but also in other channels of tourism. The following 5 brands indicate the sections of our tourism business: Luxury Hotels, Fashion Hotels, Congress Hotels, City Hotels and Top Hostels. The collection of hotels operating under the management of the group is constantly expanding and actually we are operating 12 hotels and hostels in Budapest.
Starting the operation of the 4-star Hotel Fortuna.
Opening of the first own real estate development, the 3-star Baross City Hotel.
Starting the operation of the Marco Polo Top Ho(s)tel.
Starting the operation of the 3-star Atlas City Hotel and Star City Hotel, later purchase of the properties. Operation of Mellow Mood Central Top Hostel till 2008.
Opening of the 3-star Délibáb City Hotel (and operation till 2008).
Operation of Domino Top Hostel (2006-2009) and Europa Hotels & Congress Center (2006-2010).
In March, 2007 the hotel group opened its first own developed 4-star property, the Atrium Fashion Hotel which was awarded by the Best of Budapest Award 2007.
During the summer of 2008 we opened two new hotels, the three-star superior Promenade City Hotel and the four-star superior Buda Castle Fashion Hotel. The standards of our 2 new hotels indicate also that in 2008 they qualified into the member of "Hotel Room of the Year"-s and were proud to receive the Best Of Budapest Award 2008 as well. Also completed in 2008 were the reconstruction and refurbishment of some of our existing properties.
Reconstruction and opening of the 4-star Expo Congress Hotel which became the „Hotel Room of the Year” winner in 4-star category. In 2009 Buda Castle Fashion Hotel and Promenade City Hotel received the Hungarian Tourism Quality Award and Best of Budapest Award was entitled to Atrium Fashion Hotel, Buda Castle Fashion Hotel, Expo Congress Hotel and Promenade City Hotel.
After renewal of Domino Top Hostel opening it as the 4-star Cosmo Fashion Hotel (currently 3-star Cosmo City Hotel). In 2010 the hotel group opened the 4-star Alta Moda Fashion Hotel, which operated till 2011 when the building was sold to the Central European University. This year was very successful for Mellow Mood Group, the two owners, Sameer Hamdan and Zuhair Awad were awarded as ’Tourism Investors of the Year’. More of our hotels were rewarded, Cosmo City Hotel won ’Hotel Room of the Year’ title, the Atrium Fashion Hotel, Buda Castle Fashion Hotel, Promenade City Hotel and Expo Congress Hotel received Best of Budapest Award and Expo Congress Hotel was awarded by the Hungarian Tourism Quality Award and its website got Turizmus Trend Award.
The 4-star La Prima Fashion Hotel Budapest was opened on the 1st March, 2011 some steps away from the famous Váci utca, whose website was awarded this year by Turizmus Trend magazine. The Expo Congress Hotel received Hotelstars Union 4-star Qualification and the Buda Castle Fashion Hotel was selected among the 500 best hotels in the world (from 130 000 hotels) by the Expedia Insiders’ Select List.
2012 was a unique year for Mellow Mood Group: along with the opening of the 4-star Estilo Fashion Hotel and Mirage Fashion Hotel in Budapest city center, the group opened its first 5-star property, Buddha-Bar Hotel Budapest Klotild Palace as well as its first property abroad, in the city center of Vienna, the 4-star La Prima Fashion Hotel Vienna.(2012-2016) The two owners, Sameer Hamdan and Zuhair Awad were given Hungarian Golden Cross of Merit. The Best of Budapest rewarded the Expo Congress Hotel and La Prima Fashion Hotel Budapest, the latter and Atrium Fashion Hotel received Hungarian Tourism Quality Award and the former Alta Moda Fashion Hotel was selected as the 14th most trendy hotel in the continent and as the 24th most trendy hotel in the world (TripAdvisor TRaveler’s Choice Award).
This year brought several awards for the hotel group:
Judit Blandl, general director of Mellow Mood Group was awarded as ’Hotelier of the Year’
Hotelbeds gave the ’Most Successful Hotel Chain – Budapest 2012’ Award to Mellow Mood Hotels
Best International Hotel Interior Award 2013-2014 for the Buddha-Bar Hotel Budapest Klotild Palace, which was also selected by Hotelbeds as the ’Most Successful New Hotel’
TripAdvisor – Certificate of Excellence 2013 Award for Atrium Fashion Hotel, Buda Castle Fashion Hotel, Promenade City Hotel and La Prima Fashion Hotel Budapest which also became the TripAdvisor Traveller’s Choice Winner in 2013
Dotcomhotel’s recognition for Buda Castle Fashion Hotel
Best of Budapest Award for the Buddha-Bar Budapest restaurant, Buddha-Bar Hotel Budapest Klotild Palace and Estilo Fashion Hotel
Mellow Mood Group won the management rights of Párizsi Udvar
Sameer Hamdan and Zuhair Awad were selected among the 25 most influential people the Hungarian tourism sector
Buda Castle Fashion Hotel won TripAdvisor Traveller’s Choice Award.
Our company is the owner of many domain names, providing multiple channels through which potential guests may reach our properties. We also pay attention to the optimization of our homepages on various search engines. We believe that good business results are based on mutually advantageous business relationships; for this reason we always welcome ideas or proposals in connection with our companies, properties or any future businesses. Yours sincerely, the Management of Mellow Mood Group
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