Four Seasons Hotel, Gresham Palace

    Few hotels offer a more magnificent prospect than that of Gresham Palace, Four Seasons’ Art Nouveau landmark on the banks of the Danube in Budapest, Hungary. The grand sweep of the Chain Bridge leads your eye from the Pest side of the city toward the hills of Buda, where the Royal Palace, spires of the 13th-century Matthias Church, and towers of a medieval village anchor your panorama of Hungary’s capital. Inside the Gresham, dramatic architectural elements—a soaring indoor winter garden, a glass-domed lobby, regal staircases that link the sitting areas and bedrooms in tower suites—abound. The lounge’s purple velvet sofas provide a fine setting for a glass of Tokaji before dinner at the adjacent restaurant, Páva (the Hungarian word for peacock). The wide avenues and luxury shopping districts of Pest are just outside the hotel, while Buda, with its historic buildings and spas on every street corner, is a short walk across the bridge. Accommodations All 17 suites and several of the 162 guest rooms enjoy views of the Danube and of the hills and historic buildings of Buda across the river. Facilities In a city famous for its spas and bathhouses, the Gresham’s top-floor spa stands out for its infinity pool and full range of services. The hotel offers five rooms for meetings and events. Dining Páva features contemporary Italian cuisine, though dishes with foie gras, a Hungarian Specialty, add local flavor to the menu. The hotel’s riverfront café, once the meeting place of the Gresham Circle artists’ group, serves coffee and Hungarian cakes. Concierge Recommends Cross the Chain Bridge to Buda and explore the Memorial House of Hungarian composer Béla Bartók, whose works are performed at the memorial’s 80-seat concert hall. Rates Superior rooms begin at $450, the Royal Suite at $6,825.

    From Around the Web...
    $13.9 million jet trip
    The most expensive around-the-world private-jet trip offers much more than sightseeing…
    Robb Report celebrates Presidents’ Day with a look at the world’s most extraordinary presidential...
    1 Hotel South Beach in Miami
    It’s VIP all the way for guests of 1 Hotel South Beach’s exclusive new Retreat Collection…
    35th America's Cup at Rosewood Tucker’s Point
    Resort guests will watch races aboard the Mariner III yacht, a 122-foot pleasure cruiser built in...
    From FDR to JFK, these POTUS-approved hotels are perfect for a President’s Day weekend getaway…
    Photo by Marina Mathews
    Outdoor enthusiasts can heli-ski and mountain bike while preserving native species and sustainable...
    L’Hôtel Marrakech brings modern edge to the traditional Moroccan riad…
    London’s newest hotel experiences will give you a serious case of spring fever…
    The cruise line is on mission to push the boundaries of luxury travel…
    Photograph by Paul E. Richardson
    During the 10-day celebration of the arts, performers will range from Joshua Bell to Bill Murray…