Continental Hotel Budapest reopens
The hotel's staff standing in front of the establishment's entrance.
On July 15, 2021, as a result of the slowing down of the coronavirus epidemic, the Hungarian tourism quality award-winning Continental Hotel Budapest decided to reopen its doors to tourists, according to a press release sent to the Budapest Business Journal.
The operator noted that the hotel's reopening was made possible by the high occupancy rate of Prestige Hotel Budapest Superior, which was the only operating member of Mazen Al Ramahi’s Zeina Hotels chain prior to July 15. The occupancy and revenue forecasts also justified the reopening of the hotel.
Zoltán Géher, brand manager, highlighted in his speech at the staff party organized for the evening before the opening; none of their staff were laid off, and many persevered during the crisis. He also noted that most of the management is the already known, former professionals. The vacant positions were quickly filled with enthusiastic staff, hungry for the "hotel feeling”, which can be a guarantee of maintaining a high standard.
In the past one and a half years, the kitchen of the hotel's ARAZ Restaurant, the rooftop wellness & spa department and all the rooms have been completely renovated in three phases.
“In 2010, during the economic crisis, we opened this hotel, yet within a short time we became one of the leading hotels in Budapest. So be it now too,” Géher told his colleagues.
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