Difficult trade talks remain for Britain, EU

Brexit is half-way here

Finally, after 47 years of membership and 1317 days – three and a half years – of confusion, rancour and endless votes in Parliament, it was time for Brexit. Teary members of the European Parliament…

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A one-off exclusive at Corvin Cinema, Budapest

Tribute to Doors pioneer Ray Manzarek

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Added value at Hilton Garden Inn Budapest City Centre

Restaurant gets down to business

Hilton Garden Inn Budapest City Centre has that sparkling newness and cleanliness that come from still being only seven months old. The stylish ambience makes guests confident about sleeping there and…

10 February 2020 - 07:02 a.m.

Role to provide a genuinely personalised and intuitive guest experience

Decade of Kempinski Ladies rolling out the red carpet

No gentleman – as all the world well knows – would ever ask a lady her age. Should a fellow lacking in the finer graces be so indiscreet as to pose the question to any of the more than 150 Ladies in…

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