What’s New in Hungary?
Párisi Udvar – New Luxury Hotel in Budapest
The beautifully renovated Párisi Udvar Palace has become the new home of the Párisi Udvar Hotel Budapest-The Unbound Collection by Hyatt. The Párisi Udvar revives the Art Nouveau shopping arcade into a palatial hotel where you will experience the spectacle of an architectural gem. Ideally located in the core of the city, the hotel offers 102 rooms and is an interesting alternative for clients who like to explore historical sights of cities such as Budapest.
Kiscelli Museum – One of a Kind
Experience the unique atmosphere of Kiscelli. The former baroque monastery and church, located on the hillside of Óbuda (Old-Buda), now houses the Kiscelli Museum, which satisfies the curiosity of visitors interested in the Modern Age history and fine art of Budapest. Besides exhibitions, the Kiscelli is a perfect place for private events such as banquets, gala dinners or even stunning light shows. The Church Square, the Hall of Statues and the Inner Court offer three very different event spaces with various capacities, the biggest accommodating up to 300 guests for a seated dinner.
Make Your Own Wine
Located just 30 minutes from Budapest, is Etyek – the center of the Etyek-Buda wine region, Hungary’s youngest and fastest growing wine region. Here you can not only taste, but also make your own wine. Senator offers programs that deliver a genuine countryside experience, based on three valuable assets: quality wines, traditional vineyards and wine cellars.
Hungarian State Opera House to Reopen
The opera house in Budapest, built in 1884, stands as one of the most beautiful Neo-Renaissance buildings in Europe, and after years of reconstruction, will reopen in 2020. The Budapest Opera House is considered one of the best opera houses in the world in terms of its acoustics (3rd best acoustics in Europe after La Scala in Milan and the Paris Opera House) and has an auditorium that seats 1,200 people. Senator can organize a dinner on stage for up to 400 people.
Oscar of Aviation for Budapest Airport
Budapest Airport was named a winner at the Skytrax World Airport Awards 2019, becoming only the second airport in the history of the awards to win the same title for six consecutive years. The 20th Skytrax awards publicly honored the winning airports from around the world. The unique awards, often known as the “Oscars of Aviation”, are voted for by over 13 million airport passengers from 160 countries.
Did You Know?
Senator Meetings & Incentives Celebrates 15 Years!
Senator Meetings & Incentives is pleased to announce that June 2019 marked 15 wonderful years of Senator Meetings & Incentives! The story of Senator, since the founding in 2004, is a tale of continual growth, long-term business relations, a never-ending search for unique and new experiences, and many loyal customers. For its 15th birthday, Senator embarked on a total re-branding of the company, including a new website.
The Hungarian Parliament building in Budapest is the world’s third largest parliament building and is the tallest building in the city. This impressive structure is also one of the oldest legislative buildings in Europe.
Budapest has the oldest metro in continental Europe. Beginning operations in 1896, it is also the second oldest electrically operated underground railway in the world, predated only by the London Underground.
There are over 1,300 spas in Hungary and over 123 of them are in Budapest. The spas are well-known for their curative and relaxing properties, as well as stunning architecture with Greek, Roman, and Turkish influences.
Hungary is home of the world’s first official wine region. There has been an extensive production of wine in Hungary since the 5th century A.D. King Karoly made the Tokaj wine region into a national wine area, making it the first world’s official wine region. France’s Bordeaux region followed suit after nearly 120 years.