Archive for the ‘2013 October’ Category
5-star master of care and attention – on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the reopening of Corinthia Hotel Budapest the hotel presented its designer staff uniforms ornamented with Hungarian motifs
Following the total renovation of the old Grand Hotel Royal, inaugurated in 1896 to coincide with the Budapest World Exhibition, Corinthia Hotel Budapest (launched: 2003) is actually the capital’s oldest and one of its largest 5-star hotels. It is a member of the Corinthia Hotel Group, which currently has houses in eight countries around the globe. As part of the series of events marking the anniversary of the reopening of the hotel in 2003, unique staff uniforms created by fashion designer Tünde Hrivnák were presented. Hostess for the fashion show was celebrity TV presenter Éva Novodomszky.
The evening started with a press briefing attended by Tünde Hrivnák, fashion designer, Éva Novodomszky, presenter, Thomas M Fischer, GM of the hotel, and Gábor Döry, communications director.
“Corinthia Hotel Budapest is operating with a full house in October as well. While our guests are mainly foreigners, domestic guests are primarily attracted by our cultural programmes and events. Our unique ballroom and state-of-the-art function rooms, restaurants, the Royal Spa – special even in 5-star hotel terms – and our Melodies and Dinner programme showcasing famous artists are also extremely popular. The last mentioned event is an evidence for our efforts to make our hotel available to the public. For instance the formerly held ‘Open Day’ and the ‘Behind the scenes’ tour serves this purpose as well. This year we are commemorating the 10th year anniversary of our hotel’s reopening and the new uniform fashion show will be a highlight of this celebration season,” Mr Fischer added.
“The message of the new staff uniforms introduced now in connection with the 10th anniversary celebrations is about the entwining of the values of old and new eras. They authentically reflect the philosophy of Corinthia Hotel Budapest combining tradition with innovation – planning the future as an innovator while retaining traditional values. The new uniforms displaying our traditions in an innovative manner are the creations of fashion designer Tünde Hrivnák, who is known for her elegant outfits ornamented with original, hand-embroidered Hungarian motifs, thus preserving the complex traditions and values of handicraft manufacture. The patterns featured on the one-off designed uniforms of Corinthia Hotel Budapest are unique symbols of our national culture – through them foreign guests staying in the hotel come into direct contact with our traditions,” emphasized Éva Novodomszky.
“When the hotel management contacted me and commissioned me to design the first one-off, hand-embroidered uniforms, my first thought concerning the ornamentation of the clothing was the old Kalocsa motifs. The oldest patterns of our culture are characterized by single-colour embroideries. As concerns their display on the uniforms, I considered elegance to be the most important aspect. When meeting in person, our outfit is very important in creating a first impression and it relays a critical message. The Corinthia uniform collection I have created is characterized by restrained elegance and style, which harmonizes with the elegant interior of the hotel itself. The uniforms are made from high quality wool fabric and natural cotton material. The hand-embroidered, detailed piping ornamentation makes these uniforms with classical lines truly unique,” said fashion designer Tünde Hrivnák.
In the Spotlight – Acting in Gastronomy
János Kulka: The fall flew into Paris, and the kitchen
János Kulka, the popular Hungarian actor is well known for his love of the French culture whether its gastronomy or a chanson. We offer You a menu inspired by the French cuisine accompanied by stories of Kulka’s childhood and youth in Szeged. The actor shares his own tips and tricks for cooking as well. These sophisticated dishes and wines capture the same elegance that János Kulka represents in his work and private life.
Price 24,990 HUF/person
Date: 24 October 2013, 7pm
Place: Atrium Restaurant
From autumn, the theatre season gets going again, performances are launched and stage life comes back into focus. The wave of summer festivals in Budapest has peaked and the spotlight shifts from open-air programmes to gastronomy and culinary events. This is no different in our hotel, and we are gearing up for a series of remarkable programmes in October. Cuisine is an important part of all our lives: either because we enjoy cooking or because we enjoy eating. Everyone has stories about the favourite tastes and aromas of childhood, and about what mother or grandmother cooked in the kitchen. The same is equally true of top actors and actresses of our day. We have the opportunity of finding out about the favourite meals of popular artists, and their adventures in the world of gastronomy, during the Melodies and Dinner programme series in the Brasserie and Átrium Restaurant. But what makes this programme truly unique is that the artists also entertain guests with quality programmes and musical shows, and during the evening they share their personal reminiscences with regard to individual dishes, they are open to chatting with the guests and answering their questions, thus turning these events into really special occasions. Naturally, we continue the highly popular themed Sunday Brunches; two particular highlights in this regard are the upcoming Mexican and Treasure Hunt Brunches.
Furthermore, this month’s edition includes an interview with Máté, manager of the Rickshaw Restaurant, and we can find out exactly what the Royal Spa recommends for this time of the year in order to ‘fine tune’ both health and beauty.
Finally, we introduce our charming small guests who were filled with joy when we made their dreams come true as part of our year-long cooperation with the charity Csodalámpa Wish Fulfilling Foundation.
In addition to the many and varied programs that Budapest has to offer we would like to draw your attention to our exhibition (lower lobby) that covers the more than 100 years of history of our hotel.
I trust that you find our journal interesting and you find our programs to meet your demands and interests.