Hard Rock Hotel Budapest Appoints Kornel Toth-Harsanyi as General Manager
Ahead of its 2019 opening, Hard Rock Hotel Budapest announces the appointment of Kornel Toth-Harsanyi as General Manager. The 133-room hotel will be a modern and energetic city getaway managed by Hard Rock International. Upon its completion, the property will represent the fifth European hotel for the brand, which embarked on an ambitious expansion this year.
Toth-Harsanyi has two decades of experience working in all aspects of hotel operations, and has significantly contributed to the success of renowned international companies such as Royal Caribbean International. In 2016, Toth-Haranyi joined Hard Rock's All Inclusive resorts, revitalizing over a dozen restaurants, bars and entertainment venues across properties in Mexico and the Caribbean. Last year he undertook the role of Corporate Food and Beverage Director for Hard Rock Hotels globally, working across the portfolio on F&B concepts, Toth-Haranyi has developed menus and provided strategic and operations leadership for Hard Rock Hotel projects in Daytona Beach, Shenzhen, and Desaru Coast as well as upcoming locations in New York and New Orleans.
On his appointment, Toth-Harsanyi said; “I am excited to be returning to my home country and to play a part in ensuring the success of Hard Rock Hotel Budapest. We want to ensure that our property pays homage to the area's musical history through exciting live music performances, engaging experiences and our unique locally-inspired design elements. Working within the vibrant city of Budapest, we have daily inspiration for how we can best entertain our guests and showcase our Hard Rock hospitality.”
Dale Hipsh, Senior Vice President of Hard Rock International adds; “We are very pleased to appoint Kornel Toth-Harsanyi to the position of General Manager at one of our exciting new European openings. Kornel has shown dedication to Hard Rock Hotels in all aspects of his three-year career with us, and we can rest assured that Hard Rock Hotel Budapest is in his safe and capable hands.”
Recognised as one of the top three best cities in the world by both CNN and Huffington Post, Budapest entices millions of visitors each year with its picturesque scenery, rich history, thriving nightlife and cultural scenes. Budapest is also notably the backdrop to one of Europe's biggest and best rock music festivals - the Sziget Festival.