29May

The Grand Story 2.

The Grand Story
of Corinthia Hotel Budapest
by Tibor Meskal, Sr. Manager on Duty
Chapter 2

1896_02The Grand Hotel Royal was originally opened for visitors to the highly successful Millennium
Exhibition in 1896. A joint-stock company, established by the most important hotel owners, including
the chairman Frigyes Glück and the planner architect Rezsô Ray, had succeeded in purchasing
the largest piece of real estate on the newly developed Grand boulevard. By this time the Grand
boulevard had become the main artery of the capital city and the hotel rooms enjoyed superb
views of this most attractive part of Budapest. The official opening ceremony was May 1, 1896. The
hotel comprised 232 guest rooms, 20 individual apartments in the adjacent building and attic rooms
for the staff. The architectural style was French renaissance and the latest technology of the era was
used throughout.
To be continued…

More about our hotel’s history:
Andreas Augustin: The Most Famous Hotels in the World. – Grand Hotel Royal Budapest
http://www.famoushotels.org/article/631

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