Hyatt has entered into a franchise agreement with Párizs Property Kft for the project, which will see Brudern House in downtown Budapest converted into an upper-upscale 110-room hotel. The Párisi Udvar Hotel is expected to open in 2018 and will be managed by Mellow Mood Hotels, a leading Hungarian hotel operator.
The 20th century building is known for its eclectic design that offers a rich history and sense of place that will fit the brand's promise of creating story-worthy and shareable experiences for the modern traveler. The building was completed in 1931 and remained relatively undamaged during the second World War after which the upper floors were converted into apartments. It has so far escaped major renovations, making it a unique treasure from the past. The future hotel incorporates elements from Moorish, Art Deco and Neo Gothic styles, representing the best of Hungary's architecture. It has been home to shops, apartments and offices, as well as the Jégbufe ice-cream parlor fondly remembered by many local residents.
The building is located on Ferenciek Square on the Pest side of the city, within a stone's throw from the famous pedestrian area of Váci Street, bustling with cafés, theatres and shops.
The hotel will feature 110 guest rooms and suites, 300 square meters of indoor meeting space, a spa and fitness center, restaurant, bar and café. The food and beverage outlets will be situated within the Párisi Udvar arcade, under the splendour of the building's colored glass ceiling and hexagonal cupolas, offering guests a truly unique place to socialize and relax.
The Unbound Collection by Hyatt launched in March 2016 and has since grown to five properties currently in operation, with additional properties in development for the brand. Whether it is a fascinating past – as with Párisi Udvar Hotel – an exclusive location, famous architecture and design or an award-winning dining experience, each property maintains a distinct character and the freedom to be unique, while still providing guests with Hyatt's customer loyalty program, robust operational and marketing resources and trusted, quality brand.
"We are delighted to collaborate with Párizs Property Kft and Mellow Mood Hotels to convert this iconic building into the second hotel for the brand in the region. The Unbound Collection by Hyatt is an ideal fit for the hotel, which boasts an incredible storied history and some of Hungary's most impressive architecture," said Peter Norman, Senior Vice President, Acquisition & Development Europe, Africa, Middle East and Southwest Asia at Hyatt. "We look forward to continuing to grow this brand globally in a strategic and meaningful way."
"Párizs Property Kft and Mellow Mood Hotels are extremely proud to have the opportunity to give back this renowned landmark building to Budapest, and it is a great honor to collaborate with Hyatt on this prestigious project. Our expansion in Budapest is a strong statement of our confidence in the local market and an opportunity to contribute to the growth of the tourism industry in Hungary", said Zuhair Awad and Sameer Hamdan, both Managing Directors at Mellow Mood Hotels.
Other properties in the collection currently in operation include The Confidante in Miami Beach, Florida; The Royal Palms in Phoenix, Arizona; The Driskill Hotel in Austin, Texas; the Hôtel du Louvre in Paris, France; and the Carmelo Resort & Spa in Carmelo, Uruguay.
A Mellow Mood Hotels szállodalánc tagja, az Atrium Fashion Hotel 2017. május 10-én születésnapi koktélpartyval
ünnepelte 10. születésnapját a meghívott partnerek, szakmai szervezetek képviselői körében.
Az estet a szálloda igazgatónője, Gólya Edina nyitotta meg, őt követte Kovács István, az MSZÉSZ főtitkárának ünnepi
beszéde, majd az Atrium Fashion Hotelt 10 évvel ezelőtt megnyitó igazgatónő, Schwindt-Kiss Andrea számolt be az
egybegyűlteknek az akkori nyitásról, illetve a szálloda és a Mellow Mood Hotels elmúlt évtizedéről és a cégcsoport jelenéről.
Az est folyamán stand-up fellépőt és látványos fényshow-t láthatott a közönség, majd a szálloda születésnapi tortája
és tombola várta a vendégeket.
Az Atrium Fashion Hotel 10 évvel ezelőtt, 2007. március 17-én nyitotta meg kapuit az Mellow Mood Hotels első 4 csillagos
szállodájaként. Az új szálloda egyúttal egy új brand születését is jelentette. A Fashion Hotels brand specifikusan Mellow Mood Hotels
koncepció és olyan trendi, kozmopolita belsőépítészeti design elemekkel, magas minőségű felszereltséggel, a legmagasabb
technikai színvonalon kivitelezett szállodákat fémjelez, amelyek nagyon kedvező fogadtatásra találtak a vendégek és a szakmai
Olyan egyedi, merész és különleges látványelemekkel bír a most 10 éves szálloda, mint az egykori tűzfalon működő hatalmas
óramutatók és a soha meg nem álló inga, amelyek ma is ámulatra késztetik a szálloda átriumába belépőket. A falon látható
hatalmas, bordázott, síkból kiemelkedő „A” betű pedig ma már a szálloda szimbólumává vált.
Az Atrium Fashion Hotel 2007 óta több, mint 100.000 vendéget fogadott, akik 285.000 vendégéjszakát töltöttek ott. A szálloda
az elmúlt években egyre javuló mutatószámokkal rendelkezik, a 2016-os évet kiemelkedően magas foglaltsággal zárta.
Az Atrium Fashion Hotel mellett a Mellow Mood Hotels is jubileumot ünnepel ebben az évben, a cégcsoport 20 éve van jelen a
budapesti szállodapiacon és jelenleg 12 szálláshellyel rendelkezik, amelyek között hostel, 3 és 4 csillagos szállodák - köztük
az Év Szállodája 2016 cím birtokosa, a Buda Castle Fashion Hotel - és az 5 csillagos Buddha-Bar Budapest Klotild Palace található.
Több új projekt is folyamatban van, ezek közül a következő szállodanyitás a Parisi Udvar felújítása után az épületben megnyíló
új 5 csillagos szállodáé lesz, amelyet már most hatalmas érdeklődés övez mind a szakma, mind a nagyközönség részéről.
Az eseményről készült videó az alábbi linken érhető el:
Coming from Nagyhalász (Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg county), they participated in this programme between 07-09 March and visited the famous sights of Budapest.
The elementary school students (10-14-year-old) and their teachers stayed at the Marco Polo Top Ho(s)tel, where we offered half board catering. Atlas City Hotel and Expo Congress Hotel also took part by providing the equipment and dishes for the dinner. The children had the opportunity to go on sightseeing by boat and bus as well, thanks to our excellent partner City Sightseeing - Mr. Nilsz Ltd.
As the children came from families living in difficult conditions, we wanted to support them with material donation in addition to the nice experiences. The kids got sport bags including sport equipment, stationeries and sweets; for the families we prepared food packages containing preservable food. The fundraising organized amongst our colleagues, was also very successful and we collected many useful things which were also delivered to Nagyhalász.
We are happy to announce that the Hungarian Hotel and Restaurant Association has awarded our high-quality 4-star hotel, the Buda Castle Fashion Hotel with the „Hotel of The Year 2016” title in the four-star Budapest hotels category. The award has announced for the fourth time. The jury appreciated the quality of services and the team work with high importance under the competition when the prize called as the Oscar Award of Hospitality were allocated to the winner hotels. Properties had to prepare professional application credentials, which were followed up by Mystery Shoppers during a sudden visit.
The Buddha-Bar Hotel Budapest Klotild Palace won the prize of the „Themed Hotel of The Year 2016”.
Media: Turizmus Online
On 1st February, 2017. at the 25th Season Opening Tourism Gala and Award Ceremony,
Tourism Ltd. presented its well-known publication, in which the jury of their team and 20 members of professional organisations voted again for the most influential persons in the domestic tourism sector, based on their professional work. During the selection process, not only the size and revenues of the companies were taken into consideration, but also their influence on the tourism sector and their foreign and domestic reputation.
Jury of the head persons of the major professional tourist organizations, fourth time in a row - since the release of the list every year – considered that the owners of Mellow Mood Group take place between the most influential persons in the hospitality industry.
More than 20 years ago, owners and CEOs of the most dynamically developing hotel group of the last decade, Mr. Sameer Hamdan and Mr. Zuhair Awad arrived to Hungary as students. For their achievements, today they are known as prominent members and among the most influential persons in the department.
The jury took the following aspects into consideration:
The past years for Mellow Mood Group were not only about the growth and stabilization, but also about the planning and preparation for the upcoming new development.
After the centralization of the organization and the number of workflows support the software development, group is ready to invest for up to 4-5 hotel expansion.
The hotel group’s current major project is restoring an emblematic building to its original beauty and open it for the capital: the reconstruction of the Parisi Udvar have started and it will received in 2018 with getting a worthy function as a luxury hotel with conference facilities, an elegant, lavish penthouse suit, a bar on the top floor with breath-taking view to the Buda side.
On the ground floor and first floor with cafés, restaurants and shops, in an authentical interior design.
The owners and CEOs of Mellow Mood Group believe that their success lies in their employees and their young dynamic, besides the strong leadership.
”A company’s success depends on how their employees can become a good team, a family.”
The english version below based on the original hungarian issue.
The latest issue of the Forbes magazine in January published an interview with the owners of Mellow Mood Hotels, Sameer Hamdan and Zuhair Awad. The article is about the story from the beginnings of the company, the first hostels, through the successes and challenges of previous years to the new projects of the future, such as the development of Paris Court and about the amount of work behind the achievements, the company’s future and how the owners of the Mellow Mood Hotels see it.
The english version below based on the original hungarian issue.