Gergely Hnatyszyn, General Manager, Monastery Boutique Hotel Budapest

  • 14 Aug 2023 5:34 PM
Gergely Hnatyszyn, General Manager, Monastery Boutique Hotel Budapest
Gergely is a motivated leader with nearly 25 years of experience in the hospitality industry in Hungary. He has a strong strategic thinking, focusing to reach continuous profitability and guest satisfaction.

He is credited with combining my competencies, skills, experience and education to offer a high quality guest service in the highly competitive hotel market. Gergely always tries to force his team to put out extra effort that shows they really care for their guests. It is all about creating an experience that the customers will take home and remember.

In the past 3 years he has been working for the Accent Hotels, which is one of the most colorful and dynamically developing hotel chains in Hungary.


1. Where did you grow up?

During my early childhood, I lived in Algeria with my family. Later, I grew up in Budapest.

2. If you could be an expat anywhere in the world, which country would you choose?

Outside Hungary, I can imagine life with my wife and my son in Switzerland or in Mediterranean countries, where winters are nice and warm too.

3. What would you miss most if you moved away from Hungary?

Definitely my family and my close friends.

4. Friends are in Budapest for the weekend – what must they absolutely see and do?

The streets of Castle Hill, which is Budapest’s charming medieval Old Town, would amaze anybody. From the Fisherman’s Bastion, you can have the best view of the Parliament building and of the Pest side. For the afternoon I would choose to go to one of our beautiful baths, to the Széchenyi Bath to relax for a while. Finally, I would have a walk around St. Stephen’s Basilica and have a nice drink in one of the best rooftop bars. 

5. What is your favourite food?

My taste is always changing. Actually, I would pick ‘Chicken Paprikash’.

6. What is your favourite sport / form of exercise?

I used to be a basketball player until I was 17 years old. I like playing some other ball games as well in my free time and I also run, swim on a regular basis.

7. What is your favourite place in Hungary?

Beside Budapest Pécs holds a special place in my heart as the city is one of the most interesting places to visit in Hungary, with numerous attractions including the UNESCO-listed ancient necropolis. The city has a long and turbulent history, dating back to the 2nd century, and you can see it reflected in the impressive monuments.

8. What career other than yours would you love to pursue?

I would really enjoy being a basketball coach as a former professional player.

9. What's a job you would definitely never want?

 I really believe in teamwork, so I never wish to have a job isolated from other people.

10. Where did you spend your last holiday?

In Lausanne.

11. Where do you hope to spend your next one?

In Amsterdam.

12. What was your favourite band and film, or hobby as a teen?

Regarding music, Guns N’ Roses, my favourite movie was ‘The Big Blue’ and as a hobby basketball.

13. Apart from temptation, what can't you resist?

I really have a sweet tooth, so I can never have too much chocolate and cakes.

14. Red or white wine?

Definitely red.

15. Book or movie?

I really love both. The only thing that matters is quality.

16. Morning person or night person?

I used to be a night person when I was younger, but a few years ago, I turned into a morning person and I love it.

17. Which social issue do you feel most strongly about?

Everything related to children: healthcare, education.

18. Buda or Pest side?

For living, the Buda side; for having fun, the Pest side.

19. Which achievement in your life are you most pleased about?

 I am most proud of my family, my wife and my three-year-old son.

20. What would you say is your personal motto? 

I tend to overthink some things in my life. Therefore, the following quote always helps me: “Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.” – Confucius

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