The Marriott Hotel in Budapest wanted to wow guests as soon as they enter the establishment.
Budapest is a historic city with a unique culture, and some of the world’s most refined and exquisite architecture; it overflows with powerful visual statements, inspiring awe wherever one looks. In such an eclectic destination, globally renowned hotel group Marriott knew it would have to pull out all the stops to create a space which would wow guests and visitors as soon as they entered.
Working with Twenty2Degrees, the operator was keen to incorporate materials into the design which could perform as well as they looked. Further, the group has a robust sustainability strategy, so anything specified has to have low carbon credentials, embodying its aim to achieve Net Zero 2050.
Recently, two of Sintered Stone brand Neolith’s most popular surfaces, Calacatta Polished and Iron Frost, were specified in the newly refurbished Marriott Hotel, Budapest.
Marriott Budapest’s Morning Room certainly lifts the spirit and senses. Central to this space is an expansive breakfast bar topped with cool, crisp and gleaming Neolith Calacatta Polished, which is also used to partially clad the base. In a room dedicated to dining, cleanliness and hygiene are a crucial factor.
Creating the perfect environment for doing business is a delicate balancing act. First, you need to establish a formal setting in which to work, yet also make the setting comfortable, welcoming and conducive to collaboration.
The overall interior design should not be too busy and make plenty of provision for natural daylight to maintain attention and motivation. In keeping with the rest of the hotel, Marriott decided less is definitely more for its main meeting room.
Dark wood paneling and muted gray walls are punctuated by two statement shelving units in Calacatta Polished, helping to create an all-business look. Central to this communal area is a white-tiled bar, which stands out against a varnished parquet floor. However, the most striking feature is a countertop specified in one of Neolith’s most interesting surfaces, Iron Frost, which combines shiny, metallic details on a sheer white background.