Hungary - Budapest

Visited by Danielle on Wednesday, 11 November 2015

We had the pleasure of staying at the Kempinski Hotel Corvinus Budapest, which is an exceptional event property within very close walking distance of the heart of the city. The hotel has been recently renovated.

Our DMC, AIM Group International  can help with your event from arranging a nostalgic train, champagne tram ride along the Danube,  a Trebant rally for up to 200 pax, or put on an exhibition at the pPlace; to name but a few services they can offer.

In the city, the Market Hall is an excellent place to host an event; it fits 1000 pax (privatised) in the summer and AIM Group International  can arrange for the shops to be kept open.  Groups could do this as part of tour or even a cooking experience where they can then taste Hungarian specialties in the upstairs restaurant that seats 20-40.

Are you looking for a private dinner venue with a party atmosphere?  Have you considered being right on the Danube? ‘Spoons’ is a floating restaurant that has varying capacities throughout its rooms and event spaces; and its own private dock for the added glamour!

For large meetings or conferences, the Whale building would be perfect. It’s actually shaped like a whale and fits 450 pax in its main room, plus there is another level and small terrace.  Did you know that the film ‘The Martian’ used this as a film set? This all adds to its quirkiness!

Hotels-wise, if you want incredible views across the Danube your best choice would be the Sofitel and Intercontinental (very near each other)

Other hotels to consider for your events are as follows: Boscolo and Corinthia both opposite each other and ideal for large groups that have to be split up. Or, if it’s a 4 star you require the Novotel or the Continental 4 star superior (with 200 rooms) could be ideal.  Additionally, the Prestige 4 star hotel by Interconti is very boutique and small and therefore could be ideal for smaller groups; and the Buddha Bar hotel rooftop sky bar is not to be missed.

Spas are plentiful throughout Budapest and these are known as Rudas.  Spa parties (also know as sparties) can be organised; and Rudas can be privatised for special groups.

Latest developements in Budapest include the new Ritz Carlton and Viago Concert Hall which has been finally refurbished making it a great event space.

Budapest offers great value for money and is very popular for the UK market,  airlines flying to Budapest include Bristish Airways, Easyjet, Norwegian, Ryanair and Wizzair.

This visit was brought to you by our Hungarian DMC, AIM Group International