Danubius Thermal Hotel Margitsziget - refurbishment of the rooms

The 8 storey hotel - built in 1979 on Margaret Island - has been renovated in several stages. Renovation of the rooms and corridors has been followed since 2015 by the renovation of the lobby, event and conference rooms, and the Spa&Healthcare foyer. Surrounded by the greenery of Margaret Island, this spa and wellness hotel enjoys a special location in the heart of the city, yet in a peaceful natural setting. The modernist building with its large glass surfaces and terraces allows the view of nature into the interiors. The facade reflects the environment using natural and noble materials.

During the renovation - keeping the original golden anodized color of the profiles – the windows were replaced with thermal insulated tall windows, which greatly improve the energy efficiency of the building and increase the transparency of the building, emphasizing its relationship with the environment. 

The refurbishment was begun with the rooms and corridors on the 4th and 5th floor, followed by the other levels (floors 1-7.). We prepared general construction plans based on the interior design plans of Sütő Interior Architects. Basically 4 room types were designed. Reflecting on the green park environment of Margaret Island, the floor mat of the aisle was made with a unique printed leaf pattern. Despite the relatively narrow room sizes, the full-width panoramic loggia and the bath, separated from the rooms by the printed plant-patterned glass, also increase the space. The compact furnishing ensures a lot of storing place and harmonizes with the color and pattern of the textiles, the wall coverings, and the custom-printed wallpapers. On the aisles, the same patterns and colors add subtle variety and elegance to the mid-corridor space.

Location:: Budapest, XIII. district
Function: retail, office, heritage
Phase: built
Type: invited competition
Client: Danubius Hotels Zrt.
Architecture: TIBA Architects Studio, Sütő Interior Architects
Project architects: Melinda Matúz, Zsófia Buzder-Lantos
Architects: Zoltán Bozsik, Viktória Honti, Anita Mester, Lóránt Perényi, Bimprove
Design: 2014-2018
Execution: 2015-2018
Refurbished rooms: 273