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The 208 room Radisson SAS Birdland Resort & Spa
in Bad Bük, Hungary Opens
Brussels, April 2004… The Radisson SAS Birdland Resort & Spa in Bad Bük, Hungary, has opened.  As the first Radisson SAS Resort Hotel in Hungary, the property sets new standards in the booming thermal-springs country of Hungary, offering over 208 rooms, an 18-hole, 72-par championship golf course and a spacious 11,500 square-foot spa offering wellness and beauty treatments as well as leisure and sporting facilities.

Conveniently situated just 90 minutes south of Vienna, Bad Bük is already known to many as an established thermal springs resort.  With the "Birdland Resort & Spa," Radisson SAS intends to not only add to this reputation but also to offer far more than thermal treatments. The focus of the innovative resort is on lifestyle management, featuring tailor-made sport and nutritional programs.  The aim is to become Hungary’s leading golf and wellness resort.

Top Design and Amenities

The hotel is situated amongst the lush landscape of the Birdland Golf & Country Club and offers more than 208 spacious rooms and suites furnished in three different room styles (“classic,” “retro” and “chilli”).  All rooms are equipped with direct-dial telephone, satellite television with pay channels, radio, coffee and tea-maker, trouser press, safe and hair dryer. The hotel’s modern 900 square foot conference area offers one sub-dividable room and four smaller conference rooms.  All rooms are air-conditioned and equipped with the latest technology.

The resort was designed by London-based Wimberley Allison Tong & Goo (WATG) and a team of specialists with Hungarian architects Gábor Schinagl (KÖZTI Ltd.). The designers placed great emphasis on integrating the surrounding natural environs. This is exemplified by large panoramic windows featuring picturesque views.  The wellness area features Asian accents with glass mosaics.

Culinary Attractions

The Radisson SAS Birdland Resort & Spa also sets a high standard with its culinary offerings. Two restaurants and four bars satisfy the most discerning travelers. "Seasons," the main restaurant, has an inviting terrace offering scenic views of the golf course and serves a daily themed buffet.  Guests enjoy many choices with special spa and wellness menus, featuring seasonal salads and traditional dishes. "Laguna" restaurant features a Mediterranean motif, serving first-class Italian cuisine with fresh pastas and a large selection of fine wines.

Wellness Oasis

Six indoor pools (including a 65-foot-long sports pool), an open-air pool with a Caribbean pool bar, a glass-walled steam bath with views of the golf course, a variety of saunas and infrared cabins, tepidarium, frigidarium and an array of aromatherapy and cosmetic salons provide an inviting oasis of rest and relaxation. An aerobics room, fitness studio, tennis courts (opening summer 2004) and an almost endless choice of jogging and cycling options caters to the most active guest.

Golfing Unlimited

The Birdland Golf & Country Club offers a challenging 18-hole, 72-par golf course and is currently being expanded to include a 9-hole facility, an 18-hole putting green and a Golf & Tennis Academy.  First established in 1991, the golf course today enjoys global recognition as the Hungarian Championship course.  It is open to players with a handicap of 36.

Heimo Leitgeb, general manager of the Radisson SAS Palais Hotel in Vienna and regional director for the southern part of Eastern Europe, says: "I am delighted that this unique wellness and golf resort now complements our portfolio. We can offer our guests an additional attraction and one that is ideal for conferences not far from Vienna and Bratislava.”

Radisson SAS Hotels & Resorts, part of Rezidor SAS Hospitality, currently operates 130 hotels in 37 countries in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, with another 30 projects under development. 

Rezidor SAS Hospitality, one of the fastest growing hospitality companies in the world, has a portfolio of five brands. Rezidor SAS is the sole franchisor in Europe, the Middle East and Africa for the Carlson brands: Radisson, Park Inn, Country Inn and Regent.

Rezidor SAS

Also See: Hungaria Golf Ltd. Building a 200-room Radisson SAS Resort in Buk, Hungary / March 2002
Investment Opportunity into Central and Eastern Europe’s Largest Golf, Wellness and Leisure Resort / Jan 2003

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