Zoltan Geher, General Manager
Zoltan Geher, General Manager

The new four star Continental Hotel Zara in Budapest, located in a listed landmark building that housed a famous theatre in the 1950s after being transformed from an archetypical bathhouse, now offers upscale amenities in and out of the contemporary trends featuring a blend of Art Nouveau, Art Deco and modern styles. As General Manager Zoltan Geher puts it, “I am proud of the design of the hotel and the uniqueness we can offer. The Continental Hotel Zara’s design sells itself.”

The Continental Hotel Zara offers 272 guestrooms and suites in four categories, including 25 corporate rooms with larger desks and special lighting. For business travellers, the hotel has five state of the art conference rooms that can accommodate a total of 300 people. Other services include an underground private parking garage, one of Budapest’s finest wellness and fitness centres, massage rooms and a sauna, three spa treatment rooms, the Araz Restaurant with a terrace and a convivial bar, the Gallery Café, and a corporate lounge. WiFi Internet connections are free throughout the hotel.

Guests can enjoy the Zara’s very popular themed Sunday brunches and can relax in the hotel’s two courtyard gardens or in the rooftop garden, which has spectacular views of downtown Budapest to enjoy from the rooftop pool. In these spaces, the hotel becomes a green oasis in the heart of the bustling city. In every amenity and around every corner in this sprawling and historic edifice, you’ll encounter smiles and world class service and hospitality.

Alternative to standardised chain hotels

As an independent hotel property, the Continental Hotel Zara is an excellent choice for travellers seeking an alternative to standardised chain hotels. Zoltan Geher explains, “Our unique style, fresh design and personal touch are key reasons guests love our hotel. We welcome both leisure and business travellers, most of them from Europe. We put a lot of effort into attracting corporate clients and work closely with chambers of commerce in order to host events attended by top business leaders. We provide special services to all our guests, and we live up to our motto.”

‘Enjoy the hospitality’

The award winning Continental Hotel Zara is part of Worldhotels, a leading collection of independent four and five star hotels in more than 65 destinations worldwide.

The Zara aims to play a major role in positioning Budapest as a top choice for business and leisure tourism. Zoltan Geher concludes, “Budapest, with its beauty and rich cultural scene, has the potential to become an elegant luxury tourism destination that will attract high level visitors, and the Continental Hotel Zara is a unique place to sta in this exciting city.”