One of the most extraordinary announcements in the hotel industry this year was the opening of the White Raven, the rooftop bar of the Hilton Budapest Hotel in Buda after a long wait.
Commissioned by Danubius Hotels, the construction of the terrace was carried out by DVM group in two phases, with only five months between the post-pandemic launch and the handover. During this logistical and work organisation feat, the hotel was in continuous operation and welcomed guests. In the meantime, the hotel received a new slab structure for which the steel elements were lifted by a 130-tonne crane from the base of the Buda Castle, while the weather could not slow down the construction work due to the tight schedule. The end result speaks for itself: the panorama is breathtakingly special! The whole city is like a postcard, with the tempered and glued glass panels allowing a view of Matthias Church and Buda Castle to float on the edge of the terrace. The VIP flooring is a unique design concrete with a stone imprint, while the rest of the area is covered with 60×120 cm Italian ceramic tiles. The building has been reinforced with lightning protection and part of the glass structure has been rebuilt to provide a panoramic view. The interior and exterior elements of the service areas, toilets and building level, as well as the interior design, were designed by hotel design specialist Nathalie Rottenburg, who was born in Spain but grew up in Brazil and has been working with the Danubius hotel chain since 2015. The realisation and implementation of her vision was also entrusted to DVM group. The investment is worth around one billion forints.
The cocktail bar and restaurant has become a unique feature of Budapest, adding a new tourist attraction to the list of must-visit gastronomic sites.
Some interesting facts about the construction:
- the terrace is approximately 400 sqm
- capacity: 100 people
- 3 lifts to ensure the smooth operation of the facility
- 68 tonnes of steel and 58 m3 of concrete to consolidate the roof
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