Budapest, known as the Pearl of the Danube, is made up of two historically distinct cities, Buda and Pest. Straddling the river Danube, this cosmopolitan city is well-known for its eclectic architecture, coffee house culture, thermal baths, incredible night life and stunning natural views.
BOSCOLO 5 STAR LUXURY HOTELyour venue for the training
The 5 Star luxury Boscolo Budapest Hotel is situated in the center of Budapest, just a stone’s throw from the Blaha Lujza underground stop. It is approximately 15 minutes away from the Nyugati and Keleti train stations on foot and 5 minutes by public transport. It is also walking distance from the a lot of the main sights of downtown Budapest, including the night-life area of the city. It’s about 20km away from Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport and the hotel can be reached by taxi in about 30 minutes.
HISTORY OF THE HOTEL
The Boscolo Budapest is housed in an eclectic building, built between 1892 and 1894 by architects Alajos Hauszmann, Flòris Korb and Kàlmàn Giergl, for the Hungarian offices of New York Life Insurance Company, where historical Greek, Latin, Renaissance and baroque styles are blended in a typically Art Nouveau creative structure.
After a period of decline during the two wars, its doors opened again halfway through 1900, but it is only thanks to the scrupulous restoration by Boscolo Hotels that the building has been returned to its ancient splendour. An operation that lasted 5 years (2001-2006) with the collaboration of the National Centre for the Restoration and Reconstruction of Monuments, signed off by architects Maurizio Papiri, Adam D. Tihany, Massimo Iosa Ghini and Simone Micheli, an architect of renowned international fame.
This architectural masterwork of high artistic esteem and great social interest – so much so that it is currently protected by the Belle Arti (Fine Arts) – was therefore returned not only to the city, but to the entire world.
On the ground floor we find the famous New York Café, opened in 1894 by the Hungarian coffee industrialist Sandor Steuer, a privileged meeting place for the city’s artistic and cultural life.
Budapest, Erzsébet krt. 9, 1073