This is the 30th time that Condé Nast Traveler has compiled its annual Gold List of the best accommodations around the world. This prestigious compilation is the result of rigorous research and it is no surprise that Budapest’s luxury hotel has once again been named to his esteemed 2024 list.
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Condé Nast Traveler has released its 2024 annual Gold List. Our editors have spent hundreds of hours finding the best hotels around the world. This year’s list includes an impressive 75 luxury resorts and hotels, from exotic Marrakech and Morocco to Indonesia’s Bawa Reserve and London’s Claridge’s. What unites these luxurious retreats is not just luxury, but unique identity. It’s no surprise that the vibrant list includes Budapest’s stunning Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace.
Hungarian hotels on the list
Világgazdaság said the 2024 Gold List includes iconic buildings like Ireland’s Palace of Cashel, a converted 18th-century castle where celebrities such as Jackie Kennedy, Princess Diana and Elizabeth Taylor once spent the night. He says this is an impressive accomplishment considering the location involved. But the Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace in Budapest holds a special place in our hearts. First featured on the Condé Nast Traveler list in 2020, this Budapest gem has earned numerous accolades over the years and graced the pages of various travel guides. In 2024, he was listed in the Forbes Travel Guide, receiving his 5-star rating for the seventh time.
Forbes Travel Guide
This year’s Forbes Travel Guide list features several award-winning Hungarian properties.
- Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace
- Anantara New York Palace Budapest Hotel
- Kempinski Hotel
- The Ritz Carlton
The latter two received a four-star rating from Forbes Travel Guide, while the others received a prestigious five-star rating. In the spring issue of Forbes Travel Guide, Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace was featured as the only Hungarian winner in the spa category. The hotel’s general manager, Thibaud Delage, believes this award is a testament to the staff’s dedication to providing an unforgettable experience and impeccable service.
Luxury hotels in Budapest
Budapest is currently home to many luxury hotels. Booking.com, the world’s largest booking portal, has a total of 20 5-star options for those looking for accommodation in the Hungarian capital. On the Buda side, there are only two of his hotels, the Hilton Budapest and Hotel Clark, and the majority are in his 5th and his 6th arrondissements. More and more luxury hotels are emerging, each vying for prestigious awards and coveted spots on influential lists. In addition to the ambience, the hotel’s staff also features heavily in reviews, and rightly so, as the quality of service and friendliness of the staff are key elements in creating an exceptional guest experience.