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New York Palace

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New York Palace

The most opulent and famous of Budapest hotels, the five-star offspring of the Italian Boscolo chain, set in the very heart of the city, takes you aback as soon as you set foot inside the lobby. The façade of the 1894 building still retains its original features, a blend of the Italian Neo-Renaissance and Art Nouveau. During the darkest hours of the night, the Budapest 'palace' is beautifully lit up, creating an impression of a royal residence - which only makes sense as dozens of millions of Euros were spent for the magnificent renovation. As you enter the hotel, your eyes are instantly drawn upward, your mouth somewhat agape: high gilded ceiling arches, marble columns and velvet upholstery. The resplendent decor, designed by the architect Maurizio Papiri, is literally drowning in abundance of luxurious materials. Despite that, the first impression of over-the-top opulence is strictly temporary. A successful attempt to walk the line separating from superfluous pomposity, the interior of New York Palace also features quite a few modern elements; each of the 107 rooms and suites is fully equipped with all the latest technologies. The decor is dominated by the chocolate, beige, cream and golden colours, and yet there is no shortage of unexpectedly vivid details, including the vibrant blue and red chandeliers. Classic marble bathrooms live side by side with contemporary lighting fixtures; the courtyard terrace is covered with a vast glass roof.
At the city's most famous cafe, housed in the hotel building, the Old World splendour rubs shoulders with 21st-century rhythms. The New York Cafe, sometimes referred to as the world's most beautiful cafe, used to be the meeting place of the Hungarian art and cultural elite. The cream of literary, cinematic and theatrical circles - writers, poets, directors, actors and journalists - used to gather here. Today it is still possible to enjoy a cup of steaming coffee, a couple of fresh cakes and a slice of the 19th - 20th-century charm as you sit amidst the Gusztav Mannheimer ceiling frescos, marble columns and Venetian crystal chandeliers.


Erzsébet krt. 9-11.
1073 Budapest
Phone +36 1 8866 111
Fax +36 1 8866 199
E-mail reservation@newyork.boscolo.com
www.boscolohotels.com

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