Luxury interior designers Goddard Littlefair have completed the first phase of an extensive refurbishment of the Hilton Hotel, Budapest, encompassing the principal public areas – the reception, lounge, lobby bar and executive lounge, along with three sample bedroom treatments and linking corridor areas.

The hotel, which is part of the Danubius Hotels Group, is located on a stunning site at the centre of the Hungarian capital, directly alongside St Matthias Church. The new interior – representing the first full revamp of the hotel since 1977, when it was originally opened – brings a new light and elegant contemporaneity to the common parts via a palette of refined silvers and golds with accent colours, together with dark timber; brass inlays; black and white granite; a wide range of  bespoke furniture and fabrics – a hallmark of Goddard Littlefair schemes – as well as a number of stunning art installations, specially- commissioned for the project from local Hungarian artists and specialist maker studios.

‘Budapest is a stunning city and one I have been lucky enough to work in on several occasions’, commented Goddard Littlefair Director and Co-founder Martin Goddard. ‘Being able to work here once again has made this project a real pleasure. It was also very professionally satisfying; it’s rare to get a chance to help accomplish a design transformation on this scale of such a premier European hotel.’