Aria Hotel Budapest By Library Hotel Collection Named #1 Hotel In The World In 2017 Tripadvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards

January 30, 2017

New York – January 24, 2017 –Aria Hotel Budapest, which opened less than two years ago as the latest offering from the New York based Library Hotel Collection, has swept the TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards winning the prestigious award of #1 Hotel in the World. The music inspired hotel, located beside St. Stephen’s Basilica in the historic city center of Budapest, is the vision of veteran New York hotelier Henry Kallan, President and owner of the Library Hotel Collection, who created a unique property that is a reflection of a city with musical traditions that span centuries.

According to Kallan, personalized guest service is also a big part of the win. “We are both honored and humbled that our Aria Hotel Budapest has been recognized by TripAdvisor as #1 in the World in the Travelers’ Choice Awards. We made the decision many years ago to use TripAdvisor as a tool to connect with our guests in a very real way, and to guide us as we focused our efforts on 100% guest satisfaction. The TripAdvisor reviews of the Aria Hotel Budapest are direct proof that we invested our time, energy and resources wisely and we are especially proud of this award because it reflects what our actual guests are experiencing when they stay with us.”

In addition, to being named #1 Hotel in the World, the hotel also ranked as the #1 Luxury Hotel in Europe and Hungary, the #3 Luxury Hotel in the World, and the #1 Hotel For Romance and Best Service in Hungary. Winners are chosen from reviews written by millions of visitors to the TripAdvisor site, who contribute in an uncensored, open forum manner.

According to Barbara Messing, chief marketing officer for TripAdvisor, “TripAdvisor relies on the experiences and opinions of our travel community to determine the winners of the Travelers’ Choice Awards for hotels. Travelers planning 2017 trips can find inspiration for some of the best places to book around the world from this diverse group of outstanding accommodations.”

Aria Hotel Budapest by Library Hotel Collection is a luxury hotel and architectural masterpiece designed by Zoltan Varro featuring four distinctly designed wings of musically inspired guestrooms and suites. Each room and suite celebrates a musical legend in the genres of opera, classical, contemporary and jazz with four distinct décor styles. The whimsical musical design invites guests in to the Music Garden Courtyard with a majestic piano tile floor and a clear glass ceiling. The drama continues above with breathtaking views of the highlights of Budapest from High Note SkyBar, the city's only year-round, rooftop garden. The SkyBar not only offers stellar cocktail and dining experiences, but also Harmony Rooftop Yoga, a favorite for local Harmony Spa patrons as well as hotel guests. Centrally located in the historic city center, the property is a short walk to the Chain Bridge and beside St. Stephen’s Basilica. Aria Hotel Budapest offers travelers the utmost in luxury with an onsite Music Director, Kornel Magyar who service to connect travelers with local musical and cultural experiences tailored to each guest's personal taste.

In addition to receiving the TripAdvisor Traveler’s Choice Award, Aria Hotel Budapest has also been awarded the Conde Nast Traveler 2016 Readers’ Choice Award and ranked top 10 in Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best for 2016. The Library Hotel Collection was recognized for an astonishing 96.1% guest satisfaction rating, the highest in the world in ReviewPro’s 2016 Top Luxury Hotel & Brand Report.

The Library Hotel Collection was awarded with a windfall of 18 Travelers Choice Awards not only for Aria Hotel Budapest, but also Aria Hotel Prague, the Hotel Giraffe and Casablanca Hotel by Library Hotel Collection.

The placements were in the categories of Best Hotels, Best Luxury Hotels, and Best Romance Hotels in Czech Republic, and Best Hotels and Best Service in USA.


About Library Hotel Collection

Hotelier Henry Kallan’s Library Hotel Collection features seven luxury hotels which as a collection have earned the highest guest satisfaction ranking (96.1%) of any luxury brand in the world in 2016 and 2015 by the Luxury Brand Report published by ReviewPro. Members of the Library Hotel Collection include Aria Hotel Budapest and the 403-room lakefront urban resort, Hotel X Toronto set to open in 2017. Each of its individually-themed hotels has its own distinctive personality and charm. What they share is a commitment to providing unique beauty, kind, unpretentious service, exceptional value and an outstanding travel experience for every guest. Kallan, who was recently honored as Hotelier of the Year by the Boutique Hotel and Lodging Association, created the book lovers paradise, the Library Hotel, the country French style Hotel Elysée, home of the renowned Monkey Bar, the jewel-like Moroccan motif Casablanca Hotel, the chic retro glamorous Hotel Giraffe, the musically inspired Aria Hotel Budapest and Aria Hotel Prague and the soon to open sports and entertainment complex Hotel X Toronto. The four New York City hotels have achieved the distinction of maintaining top 10 placements among over 463 hotels in New York City on TripAdvisor for more than ten years, at one time having all four New York hotels ranked as the #1, #2, #3, and #4 hotels in New York City.

Travel + Leisure named Hotel Elysée on of the World's Best Hotels and Aria Hotel Budapest was named one of the top 10 City Hotels in Europe. Aria Hotel Prague has been previously recognized multiple times by the TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards as the #1 hotel in the Czech Republic.

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