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Gresham Palace, Budapest

Gresham Palace, Budapest (must see)

If you seek modern architecture in Budapest, Gresham Palace – reputedly the best piece of Art Nouveau architecture in the Hungarian capital, if not the whole of Central Europe – is definitely the one not to be missed. Set in a privileged location, this palatial building, steeped in history, is now tastefully renovated and accommodates one of the top luxury hotels in the city.

Back in 1906, it served as foreign headquarters for the Gresham Insurance company and, for many years, remained a “home away from home” for the wealthy Brits visiting Hungary. After World War II, for several years under the Soviet occupation, the palace was used as barracks for soldiers and later on fell into disrepair. In 2001, after the fall of communism, the property was acquired by the Four Seasons Hotel group which undertook its thorough restoration and brought it back to the original splendor.

A real treat for seasoned travelers, this newly-emerged hotel boasts service and amenities befitting world-class luxury status and complemented by lavishly decorated interior, gourmet dining facilities and meticulous attention to detail. The hotel rooms are a perfect blend of comfort and elegance, some of which also indulge their inhabitants with a view of the magnificent river Danube down below and the presiding over it Buda Castle – enough to forego an excursion in the city and just stay in the room sitting by the window, comfortably wrapped up in a plush robe.

And if you can't yet afford to live like the rich and famous, you may simply resort to some drinks in the lobby bar for a taste of glamour, Budapest-style... or just snoop around the place and admire its decorations, gorgeous glass and metal designs. They won’t mind your even taking a few photos...

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Sight Name: Gresham Palace
Sight Location: Budapest, Hungary
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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