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Exclusive report: Corinthia Budapest Royal Spa celebrates partnership with Omorovicza

By Sarah Camilleri


By Sarah Camilleri

01 May 2024

The iconic Corinthia Budapest has announced a new partnership with luxury Hungarian spa brand Omorovicza.

Bringing a new level of unique and luxurious treatment expertise to the hotel’s Royal Spa, the new partnership celebrates the power of Hungary’s medicinal waters with Omorovicza’s new Golden Experience ritual.

Dating back to the art deco era, the 1,000sqm Royal Spa – led today by spa manager Nikoett Menyhardt – was lovingly restored by the Corinthia team to reflect Budapest’s rich bathing culture.

Inside, the two-storey spa’s central wet spa area offers a 15-metre central pool surrounded by saunas, steam rooms, Jacuzzis, relaxation spaces and an attractive gallery. Upstairs, the spa has six treatment rooms and an extensive menu of ESPA face and body treatments.

A woman in black dress standing with a man on the interior balcony of the Corinthia Budapest hotel
Omorovicza’s co-founder Margaret de Heinrich with Eric Pere, general manager, Corinthia Budapest

A milestone for Corinthia Budapest

Corinthia Budapest was carefully restored in 2003 to offer 438 luxurious rooms, including 31 suites and 26 apartments. The hotel is part of the independent Maltese company Corinthia Hotels’ growing portfolio, which features six hotels in flagship European cities, with an ambitious development pipeline of eight new hotel properties scheduled for 2024/5. 

Speaking of the new partnership with Omorovicza, Eric Pere, general manager Corinthia Budapest, told European Spa: “The opportunity to partner with exclusive brand Omorovicza is another milestone for our Royal Spa to continue to be the best spa in Budapest.

“This partnership is a celebration of our shared heritage. Together, we aim to elevate the spa experience, honouring Hungary’s rich spa heritage while delivering unparalleled luxury and results-driven skincare solutions to our guests.”

From left: Kerry Turpin of Corinthia Hotels, Omorovicza founder Margaret de Heinrich, Vanessa Axente of Essa World, Nikoett Menyhardt of Corinthia Budapest Royal Spa and Corinthia Budapest's Eric Pere at the media launch for the new partnership between Corinthia Budapest and Omorovizca

Adding to the spa culture of Budapest

Corinthia’s global head of spa and wellness, Kerry Turpin, added: “In all our Corinthia spas we really want to create a sense of place so our guests feel the location. Here at the Royal Spa Corinthia Budapest we have a unique opportunity with Omorovicza to allow our spa guests to really feel and appreciate the spa culture of Budapest and the rich history the city has to offer.

“We are very excited to see how this partnership develops and how the story Omorovicza and Corinthia will unfold in the future.”

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Corinthia expands global reach

Founded over six decades ago in Malta by executive chairman and entrepreneur Alfred Pisani, Corinthia Hotels Ltd, owned by International Hotel Investments plc has grown into a globally recognised luxury hotel brand.

The company’s mission is to bring iconic properties to life with inventive hospitality. Wellness travellers are top of mind when it comes to new investment as the company expands its team, portfolio and global reach.

"Our award-winning spa at Corinthia London, together with the Royal Spa in Budapest and our spa in Corinthia Lisbon, will be joined by eight new spas – four of which – Corinthia New York, Corinthia Rome, Corinthia Brussels and Corinthia Bucharest – are scheduled for 2024 opening."

Kerry Turpin

Global head of spa and wellness, Corinthia Hotels

According to Turpin, who joined Corinthia Hotels to drive the brand’s ambitious wellness plans, the brand’s future investment into world-class spa experiences will be significant.

In addition to new Corinthia Hotels in New York, Brussels, Rome and Bucharest, future openings will also take place in Qatar, Riyadh, the Maldives and Malta.

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Putting the customer first

Commenting on the new partnership, Omorovicza’s co-founder Margaret de Heinrich, who served as a US diplomat before co-founding the brand in 2006 with her Hungarian husband Stephen, said: “It is such a fabulous opportunity for us to work with Corinthia Hotels, who put the customer experience at the forefront of everything they do.

“This vision completely aligns with Omorovicza. Everything is a journey and we are proud to start this new journey with Corinthia – sharing the heritage of Budapest’s bathing culture as a compass for everything we deliver.”

The Omorovicza Golden Experience

The luxurious new Omorovicza Golden Experience signature ritual delivers a specialist Hungarian facial massage to lift and hydrate, and features special Hungarian muds to cleanse the skin together with a vigorous full-body exfoliation and massage enriched with gold particles.

A woman in a spa treatment room having an Omorovicza Golden Experience signature ritual
The Omorovicza Golden Experience signature ritual includes a specialist Hungarian facial massage to lift and hydrate

“We are thrilled to be working with the team at Royal Spa, Corinthia Budapest,” said Omorovicza’s UK country manager Harrison Gregory.

“The new Omorovicza Golden Experience has been developed exclusively for Royal Spa and harnesses the power of our Gold Face and Body Collection. It is decadent, results-driven and showcases the proven anti-inflammatory properties of gold.”

About Omorovicza

Launched in 2006, Omorovicza is a brand to watch with global growth plans and notable Hungarian healing heritage. The Omorovicza family created the Racz Fürdő thermal bath in Budapest, which is currently being refurbished. In 2023 they opened the brand’s new Mayfair Institute in London to present another significant flagship in the UK together with the Budapest Institute on the city’s renowned Andrássy Avenue.

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