Turkish Republic of North Cyprus celebrates

'International support needed' to solve impasse

The 36th anniversary of the establishment of the Turkish Republic of North Cyprus on November 15, 1983 has been celebrated with various ceremonies throughout the country, and in Budapest where…

18 November 2019 - 08:11 AM

Kempinski Hotel Corvinus Budapest's festive offering

Top of the tree

Kempinski Hotel Corvinus Budapest's current festive offering for Christmas and New Year's Eve 2019 features ÉS Bisztró and its seasonal special, the Winter Terrace's Yuletide menus and various…

09 December 2019 - 08:12 AM

Christmas and New Year at InterContinental Budapest

Magical month has arrived

The really, really bad thing about Christmas is that basically it is only one day out of 365 and you have to wait a whole 12 months for it to come around again. It was in 1936 that an animated short…

02 December 2019 - 08:12 AM

Párisi Udvar Hotel officially opens

Historic landmark transforms into luxury hotel

When Hungarian architecture firm Archikon was tasked with transforming a monumental but faded Belle Epoque beauty in Budapest into a luxury hotel, the ornate landmark needed far more than a face-lift.…

03 December 2019 - 07:12 AM

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