Wesselényi Castle rehabilitation

Wesselényi Castle stands proudly in the picturesque city of Jibou in North Western Transylvania, close to the renowned ‘valley of the dragons’. This historic settlement is steeped in tradition and boasts a rich history. The Wesselényi family began developing the castle in 1581 when Wesselényi Ferenc acquired the title for Jibou and Hodod, along with 26 other settlements from Báthory István. Over the centuries, they created one of Transylvania’s most beautiful castles, featuring an eclectic mix of classical and baroque elements, with its final form being completed in 1810 during the time of Wesselényi Miklós.

Apart from the castle, the estate was also renowned for its stud farm and champagne production. After nationalization, the castle’s elegance gradually faded, serving various functions from school to museum, until it eventually became vacant. However, the property’s English garden remained a popular tourist attraction in the region. Our client acquired the property with the aim of restoring and preserving the castle and its surroundings, creating a 4-star superior Champagne Castle Hotel with 49 rooms and a wide range of amenities. Visitors can indulge in the serene ambiance of the castle and its classical courtyard or unwind in the luxurious wellness area. The castle is also an ideal venue for various events, from corporate gatherings to personal celebrations, with gastronomic experiences such as champagne tasting adding to the charm of the stay.


  • Zsibo, Romania


  • Private


  • 2021 - 2022


  • Concept Design

Project Architect

  • Dénes Barabás,


  • Ágnes Szörcsey, Csenge Lánszki