Four Seasons Hotel, Budapest

A unique art nouveau landmark, the Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace Budapest is located at the end of the renowned Chain Bridge, with panoramic vistas of the Danube and the hills of Buda.

John Rowan and Partners were appointed to reconfigure the hotel while maintaining its historical elegance with ultra-modern comforts. The works included the reconfiguration of ground floor areas to provide a new restaurant with a bar area, new restrooms and kitchen, together with renovation of the existing space to provide a new function area.

Pre-contract our role involved preparation of feasibility estimates, cost planning, and the management of the tender process through to appointment of the main contractor. Post contract we administered the contract and managed the programme and budget to deliver the award winning design for the grand opening date, while hitting ROI targets. We worked with a Budapest based architect to ensure the local heritage board were satisfied with changes to the external façade and the external terraces, and with a California based interior designer to embrace the Four Seasons brand standards.

Key to success of the project was minimising disruption and revenue displacement to the busy hotel, while delivering a first class product.


2016 European Hotel Design Awards 2016 – Best Restaurant Design (EDG Design)

2015 Hungarian Gastro Design Awards – Brasserie & Bar, 1st prize for both Interior

2015 Hungarian Gastro Design Awards – Brasserie & Bar, 1st prize Menu Design