Explore Christmas Markets in Budapest
The Christmas season in Budapest is truly the most beautiful and a delightful sensory experience of the year: full of colours, festive sounds, and enticing smells. From mid-November through December, the city comes to life as outdoor holiday markets pop-up throughout the town selling arts and crafts, unique locally-produced souvenirs, clothing and so much more. Even if you don’t plan to do much shopping, the atmosphere is fun and many markets offer fantastic seasonal foods and warm drinks. Here is our
The Best Ice Cream in Budapest
Summer is all about kicking back and relaxing! For some that may involve sipping on a refreshing cocktail with the sun shining on your hair but for others, summer is also about savoring some delicious ice cream, or “fagylalt” in Hungarian. The city of Budapest is lucky enough to have numerous artisan ice cream parlors where you can taste some of the most mouthwatering gelatos or cool off with a delightful sorbet made from all fresh ingredients. Here’s our guide to the best ice
Reasons We Love The Library Hotel Collection
Now that voting is open for the 2016 Condé Nast Traveler Reader’s Choice Awards, we want to reflect on some of the reasons we love the Library Hotel Collection. And we must say that when we think about why we love our hotels, a lot of reasons come to mind. But for now, here are our favorites:
Library Hotel Collection Tops the Lists on Trip Advisor’s 2016 Travellers’ Choice Awards
We are ecstatic to have five of our six Library Hotel Collection properties ranked by TripAdvisor, (the world’s largest travel site), on their list of Travellers’ Choice Awards, where millions of guests reviews from around the work aid in finding “the very best of travel.” Congratulations and thank you to our hardworking associates at Aria Hotel Budapest (ranked in three categories), Casablanca Hotel NYC (ranked in two categories), Library Hotel NYC, Aria Hotel Prague and Hotel Giraffe NYC. It is an honor
Where to Dine in Budapest
This past summer my colleague and I had the pleasure of staying in the wonderful city of Budapest for over a month to assist the team at the Aria Hotel. Our trip consisted mainly of long days in the hotel followed by delicious dinners, usually paired with a great glass of Hungarian wine. We both consider ourselves foodies and we quickly fell in love with the restaurants and service of the local dining scene. Below is a list of our top picks for dining on your
Meet Kornél Magyar, Musical Director of the Aria Hotel Budapest
A very special and unique position demands a very special person to fill the role. For guests at the Aria Hotel, our Musical Director, Kornél Magyar, is an ambassador of music and culture, and all things Hungarian. A perfect fit for the position, even Kornél’s last name means “Hungarian.” As a performing artist and music critic from Hungary, Kornél studies mainly traditional and classical music of India and Indonesia. Since 2001, he has been performing and teaching ethnic music genres, but
Library Hotel and Aria Hotel Budapest Co-Sponsor 2015 Haiku Challenge!
It is our favorite time of the year again…National Poetry Month! With our 3rd Annual Haiku Challenge under way, we have already received a number of fantastic entries. If you haven’t already, you absolutely must check out the competition! We’re truly hoping that if this year is anything like our challenge in 2013 and 2014, there are many more beautiful, creative, and insightful haiku to come!