Kempinski Hotel Corvinus Budapest introduces its new Ten Rooms concept

Kempinski Hotel Corvinus Budapest introduces its new Ten Rooms concept

Kempinski Hotel Corvinus Budapest introduces its new Ten Rooms concept
April 18
15:13 2017

Kempinski Hotel Corvinus has refurbished the entire first-floor meeting and events area, making its MICE offering the most innovative and unique by introducing the latest technology and design in the local market. Not only has available space grown, but also creative opportunities!

The objective was to bring the same quality of contemporary glamour as the recent transformation of the hotel’s public areas. The project has been managed in two phases. The first phase, taking place in summer 2016, saw the ballroom and associated areas benefit from a gentle redesign; phase two, which is on site as of April 2017, involves significant internal reconfiguration of the function rooms as well as new design schemes. Together, the works optimised the potential of this floor and created the level of experience commensurate with the Kempinski brand. Throughout, the design narrative by MKV Design followed the principles and aesthetics of the ground-floor public areas.

New high quality events furniture such as chairs, tables and desks of various sizes have been sourced from Brunner Germany, known for its smart products and top functionality. At the same time, the chefs have more opportunities for an updated gastronomic presentation, adding even more creative and healthy inspiration to the banquet menus. The Hotel’s contemporary art collection has acquired new pieces, to decorate the new events floor.


The Grand Room (Rooms One, Two, Three)

In order to create an imposing and elegant entrance to the ballroom, the designers have introduced a new portal, which sweeps around the two existing entrance doors. Inspired by the vertical mirror and metal elements used on the Ground Floor in The Promenade, they have made the portal an impressive statement of grandeur, anticipating the glamorous occasions taking place within the Grand Room while echoing the design of the public areas below.

Stylistically, the ballroom continues the design story that begins with the portal, while the operational requirements of a large function room are also ingeniously integrated within the design. Alacantara wall cladding and timber wall panels are attractive new features, which also serve to reduce noise levels, while service doors and room dividers are cleverly concealed within the timber panelling.

Ambience and mood settings have been made even more flexible by a colour spectrum app that is capable of mixing any shade, easily managed on iPads. Optimal lighting is guaranteed by 300+ spots, complemented by unique purpose-designed Hungarian wall fixtures as well as spectacular crystal chandeliers, while the lighting behind the wall panels can be controlled too.

The Kitchen in the foyer on the events level of the hotel is a part of the hotel’s Meetings & Incentives programme. Complete with a fully operational stove and countertop, as well as interactive engagement with Kempinski Corvinus’ master chefs, The Kitchen offers exclusive and dedicated space to create and experience a 21st-century gastronomic lifestyle in a functionally refurbished and tastefully decorated dining and lounge area. It is conveniently located next to the Grand Room, benefitting from the natural light that the glass rooftop affords. It is ideal for culinary-themed events and interactive coffee breaks.

The corridor leading to the Grand Room has been redecorated and enhanced with new collections of furniture, increasing the options for break-out areas. For even more flexibility, a mobile registration desk is available.

Also as part of phase one, two boardrooms have been created. The proximity of the Business Centre allows for immediate secretarial services, while organisers can also set up their conference operational office there.


Room Four

The spaces of this boardroom combine an area for informal meetings, where seating is relaxed, with a formal meeting table arrangement, thus providing options to suit different needs. The wall panelling, bespoke furniture and decorations, complete with a unique round window, which overlooks the Hotel’s hall, facilitate creative thinking during negotiations.


Room Five

A spacious, bright and upscale executive room with elegant Italian furniture. Its windows look over Erzsébet square, providing a specially quiet nook on the floor, ideal for meetings that require privacy.


Room Six

In contrast with the other rooms, the floor is covered with wood rather than carpeting, and the wallpaper was specifically commissioned for this room. It also offers ambient lighting, while the ceiling is adorned with several small spotlights to evoke a start-lit sky. This room can also accommodate bespoke technology.


Infinity Room (Rooms Seven, Eight, Nine, Ten)

The function rooms were reconfigured to maximise capacity and flexibility. Key to the designers’ thinking was the desirability of rationalising spaces to enhance their appeal and provide new amenities. By opening up a corridor along an outside wall to four windowless function rooms, these rooms have not only been significantly enlarged but enjoy the huge advantage of natural daylight.

The colour palette across the function rooms is warm and natural, including tones of green, beige, yellow, rich reds and soft browns. Materials are tactile and fabrics textured. As in the Grand Room area, bronze, timber and mirror have been combined to create a constantly alternating envelope of reflection and density. The spectacular glazed-over Crystalux, used in the Lobby, returns in the Infinity Room as ceiling lights. The conference labels (logos and signs) have been built in magic mirror.



Pre-Function Area


The communal area serving the function rooms has been relocated as a result of the reconstruction. The former service corridor has been converted into an attractive pre-function area, designed as a natural extension to the circulation areas downstairs. This is a modern space, catering equally well to social functions and business gatherings. Its versatile features allow for multiple functions such as coffee break, catering, brainstorming, reception. It comes complete with two hospitality desks, with a projection screen in the background, for delegates’ registration and information points during the events.


“Our objective was to release operational potential for the hotel by creating spaces that are glamorous, flexible and have a human quality. Importantly, the renewed areas will be equally appealing for both business and social occasions,” said Maria Vafiadis, Founder and Managing Director, MKV Design.


“The opening of the new conference level is not a design refresh but an overhaul of our events facilities concept to pioneer the servicing of MICE requirements, delivering innovative solutions to planners and organisers as well as delegates. It is also an important and integral part of a longer-term project, which saw the reconstruction of the ground level, creating an exciting gastronomic hub, Gastronomic Quarter Downtown Budapest, and will culminate in the refurbishment of the guestrooms as of 2018,” said General Manager Stephan Interthal.


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