Matild Palace a Luxury Collection Hotel, Budapest
As a Marriott approved photographer I was honoured to be a part of the historical reopening of Matild Palace, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Budapest.
Matild Palace boasts a distinctive ambience representative of its Hungarian heritage, which runs beautifully through its core and is unmistakable from the moment guests step in through the front doors.
Built during the Belle Epoque era, in 1902, Matild Palace was developed under the patronage of Her Imperial and Royal Highness Maria Klotild of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha to serve as the social hub of the city. She dreamed of the twin palaces to greet those who enter the bridge as a graceful lady. Renowned architects Korb and Giergl, named after projects like Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music, envisioned of neo-baroque palaces that would serve as the gateway to the Elisabeth bridge. The palace is listed as a UNESCO world heritage site and is under monumental protection. Today, the hotel is committed to inspiring guests with its rich history, culture and epicurean excellence. Combining luxurious surroundings with authentic experiences, it serves as the most spectacular gateway to exploring the magic of Budapest.
The ground floor restaurant Spago is a Beverly Hills to Budapest transport from Wolfgang Puck. The slick dining room is at street level, spilling onto the patio outside in warmer months, and perfect for people gawping. Rooftop bar The Duchess is dark and sexy, although it’s worth noting that the outside areas with the best views aren’t open in winter. Most excitingly, as of spring 2022, the building’s original café will reopen as the reimagined Matild Cafe and Cabaret. It’s a gorgeous two-level, panelled space with live performances on the original stage – unearthed when a local gentleman alerted workers to its existence beneath the concrete during construction.
Design by MKV Design - Maria Vafiadis
Architectural photography, Hotel photography, Hotel photographer
photography © GEORGE FAKAROS