TORONTO — The Aria Hotel Budapest, sister hotel of the upcoming Hotel X Toronto, has been named #1 Hotel in the World in TripAdvisor’s 2017 Travelers’ Choice Awards, it was announced Jan. 25.
Part of the Library Hotel Collection, the musically themed Aria Hotel Budapest was also named #1 Luxury Hotel in Europe and Hungary. Winners are chosen from reviews written by millions of visitors to the TripAdvisor site, who contribute in an uncensored, open forum.
According to owner, developer and president Henry Kallan, the same approach to service provided at Aria will be offered at Hotel X Toronto when it opens this summer.
“We are honoured and humbled that our Aria Hotel Budapest has been recognized by TripAdvisor as #1 in the World in the Travelers’ Choice Awards,” said Kallan. “We made the decision many years ago to use TripAdvisor as a tool to connect with our guests in a very real way, and to guide us as we focused our efforts on 100 per cent guest satisfaction. The TripAdvisor reviews of the Aria Hotel Budapest are proof that we chose the right path and we are especially proud of this award because it reflects what our actual guests are experiencing when they stay with us.”
The Library Hotel Collection won 18 Travelers’ Choice Awards not only for Aria Hotel Budapest, but also Aria Hotel Prague, the Hotel Giraffe and Casablanca Hotel. The placements were in the categories of Best Hotels, Best Luxury Hotels, and Best Romance Hotels in Czech Republic, and Best Hotels and Best Service in USA.