Mazen Al Ramahi, a Jordanian businessman who lives in Budapest, founded his hotel chain in Budapest in 2005. His long-term goal is to create a hotel chain of four or five unique style high-class hotels, satisfying both the business and leisure segments, located specifically in the heart of the Hungarian capital.
Boutique Hotel Budapest opened its doors in August 2006, at the meeting point of the bustling Váci street and Só street, close to the Great Market Hall, the Gellért Bath and other tourist attractions, only a few steps away from the Danube. All 72 rooms represent the popular modern yet elegant style of international boutique hotels. The indoor atrium -created from the inner courtyard of the Boutique Hotel Budapest- is the perfect place for smaller events and business meetings. The hotel's Café & Bar provides a great place for relaxation for leisure and business travelers visiting Budapest. In the spring of 2011, all rooms were renovated.
In 2008, Mazen Al Ramahi bought the buildings of the Hungária Bath and Continental Hotel in Budapest's bohemian quarter, Dohány Street, which were once considered the iconic buildings of the city's Jewish quarter, with this launching an investment in a second hotel. Reborn from the ashes of the bath and the hotel, the Continental Hotel Budapest****Superior – on the corner of Nyár and Dohány streets – opened in June 2010, combining traditional hospitality with the expectations of the modern 21st century with its 272 rooms and 5 function rooms. Made up of the elements of Art Nouveau, Art Deco and modern interior design, the building emits a completely unique but distinctive style typical of the company’s hotels. The hotel's 120-seat ARAZ Restaurant combines the 21st century’s modern kitchen technology with the elements of traditional Hungarian cuisine. The hotel lobby was renovated in 2017, then 100 rooms in 2018, another 83 in 2019, and 89 this year.
Only a few meters away from the Danube, in Vigyázó Ferenc Street in the 5th district, the Prestige Hotel Budapest****Superior has been offering high-quality, 21st-century services in a bourgeois milieu since April 2015. The 19th-century building was built based on the plans of József Hild. Its design has retained the typical monarchical character of the building, so the rooms open from a 6-storied internal corridor, offering an imposing view of the special interior. The hotel offers 85 vintage-style rooms in four categories, furnished with quality furniture, emitting harmony and fine elegance to satisfy every need. A relaxation area, two conference rooms, and the hotel’s Michelin-starred Costes Downtown restaurant with its state-of-the-art gastronomy are all for our guests to have the best experience.
The operation of Zeina Hotels is supervised by its brand manager, Mr. Zoltán Géher, who is also the hotel manager of the Continental Hotel Budapest **** Superior. The success story of the hotel chain is proof of his outstanding professional experience and hard work.
As a businessman, Mazen Al Ramahi has several other projects in addition to his hotel businesses. He operates the Hunyai Office and Department Store along the busy Üllői út in the 19th district, an entry-related travel agency, and is also present in the real estate market. In 2011 he established a 3-storied luxury condominium in the 2nd district on the Törökvész slope.