The City of Spas
Budapest is known for many things: as the birthplace of Zsa Zsa Gabor, where world-famous pianist Franz Liszt took residence, and as home to more thermal-water sites than anywhere in the world. From the time Emperor Marcus Aurelius built the first thermal baths and the Ottoman Pashas of Buda added the hammams that are still used today, Hungarians and travellers from all over the world have been flocking to the “International Spa City” to reap the healing benefits of its mineral-rich waters.
Emerging from this abundant spa culture is the renowned skincare line Omorovicza, which uses the Hungarian water as the basis for its anti-ageing serums and lotions. With the help of a Nobel prize-winning lab, American Margaret Dickerson and her husband Stephen de Heinrich de Omorovicza harnessed the skin-perfecting properties of the mineral-rich mud and healing waters, then combined them with the latest advances in mineral cosmetology. The result is a world-renowned skincare line that encourages collagen and elastic production that delivers astonishing anti-ageing results.
To discover the health benefits of Budapest’s thermal waters, visitors and tourists alike can visit the outdoor Gellert and Széchenyi bathhouses, or get a full Omorovicza treatment at the Spa at Four Seasons Gresham Palace Budapest. Treatments involve lying on a heated water pillow for a sensation of floating and a feeling of deep relaxation, all while trained therapists cleanse, scrub and massage guests to a state of Omorovicza wellness.