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tonybowles Contributing Editor
over 2 years New York City, NY, United States Story
Aria Hotel Budapest Awarded #1 Hotel In The World; Brand Sweeps TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice with 18 Awards

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.

In addition, to being named #1 Hotel in the World, the hotel also ranked as the #1 Luxury Hotel in Europe as well as in 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.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 into the Music Garden Courtyard with a tile floor in a majestic piano key design sheltered by an innovative transparent glass ceiling. The drama continues above with breathtaking views all the highlights of Budapest from High Note SkyBar, the cities only year-round, rooftop garden venue. 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 adjacent to St. Stephen’s Basilica. Aria Hotel Budapest offers travelers the utmost in luxury with an onsite Musical Director, Kornel Magyar who serves to connect travelers with local musical and cultural experiences tailored to the preferences of each guest.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 with 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, Best Romance Hotels in Czech Republic, and Best Hotels and Best Service in USA.

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