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W Budapest

A rhythmic expression of light and color that interacts with the heritage.

The W Hotel Budapest, located in the historic Drechsler Palace, the former site of the Ballet Institute, blends history with modern luxury. Inside, it metaphorically resurrects the rhythms of classical ballet with a rhythmic dance of brilliance, light, and color. This complements the new interior design proposal based on contemporary arabesque geometries, creating contrasts between elegance and sharpness, the classic and the avant-garde.

The lighting design concept enhances the classical through the new intervention, respecting the place while adding freshness through state-of-the-art integrated LED lighting. Set like jewelry in precious metal, the lighting is not meant to dominate but subtly illuminates spaces with high-quality comfort levels, providing a duality of perception between the architectural legacy and the new proposal, establishing a bold and unique hotel identity.

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Every lighting detail, in the common areas, the rooms, and the spa, has been crafted to enhance the essence of the place, creating light scenes for each type of space and contributing vibrant atmospheres of light and warm glows, making guests feel part of a fascinating and sophisticated experience.

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The chandelier designed for the eye of one of the main staircases is inspired by a classic musical score, a fixture that illuminates the architectural heritage with a current and rhythmic expression of light.

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Project information
Architect
Bánáti and Hartvig Architects
Interior Design
Bowler James Brindley Ltd
Client
W Hotel Budapest
Photo
Marriot W Budapest
Location
Budapest, Hungary