The five-star, award-winning Corinthia Hotel Budapest hosted the Virginia-based Automotive Parts Remanufacturers Association (APRA), which held an exhibition and symposium from April 26-27, 2010. The two-day event was attended by 500 delegates and had 48 exhibitors.
APRA senior vice president, Jeanie Magathan, credited the Corinthia Hotel Budapest for “an outstanding event.” She said: “APRA president, Mr. William Gager, raved about the hotel, and Katalin Horvath, the Events at Corinthia staff person assigned to assist us prior to and throughout the APRA Conference. We, and all our exhibitors and attendees, were pleased with the excellent Corinthia trade show, conference, and banquet facilities. Most important, we were impressed with the first-class service, attention to detail, and warm hospitality of the Corinthia team. APRA certainly looks forward to the possibility of coming back to the Corinthia Hotel Budapest or perhaps to a Corinthia Hotel in another city.”
The Corinthia Hotel Budapest is well known for its state-of-the-art conference facilities, one of the largest for a five-star hotel in the city, and its special [email protected] program. With it’s “Stress Free and Successful” event philosophy, every group organizer and meeting planner is provided a dedicated 24/7 experienced [email protected] staff person to assist with all the needs and requirements of the group. Corinthia Hotels have become a top choice for the Meetings, Incentives, Conference, and Events (MICE) market, as well as for the corporate travel sector and has achieved peak performance through marketing and the specialized “[email protected]” program. Another Corinthia exclusive is the Travelling Assistant Program, which is available for every organizer of groups with 300 or more room nights. The planner can have the same dedicated [email protected] staff person who assisted them for their meeting in the first Corinthia Hotel, travel to a second (or more) Corinthia location prior to their next meeting, where they brief the new Corinthia team on the special needs and requirements of that particular group.
The Corinthia team is always looking for new ways to facilitate the meeting planners work and offer the ultimate in resources. With this objective in mind, Corinthia has launched the [email protected] website www.corinthiaevents.com , designed as a one-stop shop website for meeting planners, making it easy to search by hotel, destination, or date, and check for promotions and special offers available at all Corinthia Hotels.
The Corinthia Hotel Budapest, also known affectionately by its historic name, the “Grand Hotel Royal,” is a city landmark and a member of the newly-repositioned upper luxury Corinthia Hotels brand. Its neo-classical façade, adorned with statues, columns, and cupolas, has graced Budapest’s fashionable thoroughfare, Erzsébet Avenue, for well over a century. It was reopened in 2002, having been faithfully restored to its former glory as Budapest’s leading luxury hotel, featuring a magnificent ballroom and the most extensive conference facilities in the city. With its lavish lobby, superb accommodation, a renovated 19th century spa, and various fine-dining options, it once more takes center stage, not only in this elegant imperial yet thoroughly modern city, but also among hotels throughout Europe. Since its re-opening, The Corinthia Hotel Budapest has received numerous awards and accolades for its architecture, cuisine, and world-class service. The hotel is owned by Malta-based International Hotel Investments (IHI) and operated by CHI Hotels & Resorts, a joint venture between IHI and the Wyndham Hotel Group.
ABOUT CORINTHIA HOTELS
Corinthia Hotels is an internationally-acclaimed brand of luxury hotels in the Czech Republic, Hungary, Libya, Malta, Portugal, and Russia. Founded by the Pisani family of Malta in the 1960s, the Corinthia brand stands in that proud tradition of Mediterranean hospitality and its signature services communicate the “Warm smiles, Inspired Flavors, and Pleasant Surprises” of its Maltese heritage. All Corinthia hotels feature state-of-the art conference areas, extensive leisure and business traveler facilities, and are each renowned for their uniqueness of character. Corinthia Hotels’ portfolio includes two award-winning properties: The Corinthia Hotel Budapest, Hungary – winner of Europe’s “Best Hotel Architecture Award” and member of “The Most Famous Hotels in the World” and The Corinthia Hotel Prague in the Czech Republic – the first hotel ever to win Best Gastronomy Concept in the Czech Republic and a recipient of the “5 stars and 6 stripes” designation from renowned US reviewer Seven Stars and Stripes. The Corinthia Hotels portfolio also features the elegant Corinthia Palace Hotel and Spa and the splendid Corinthia Hotel St. Georges Bay in Malta; the superior five-star Corinthia Hotel Tripoli, Libya; the modern Corinthia Hotel Lisbon in Portugal; and the renowned Corinthia Hotel St. Petersburg, Russia. The latest addition to the Corinthia Hotels portfolio is the Corinthia Hotel, Whitehall Place, London – due to open at the end of 2010.
ABOUT CHI HOTELS & RESORTS
Based in Malta, CHI Hotels & Resorts (CHI) is a leading hands-on hotel management company that provides the full range of technical assistance and management services to hotel owners worldwide. CHI is the exclusive operator and developer for the luxury Corinthia Hotels brand, as well as the Wyndham and Ramada Plaza brands in Europe, Africa, and The Middle East. CHI draws on a heritage of over 45 years in delivering high-quality services to hotel guests and an optimum rate of return to owners and investors in diverse business environments. Our experience across our three brands extends to management of luxury and upscale properties in city and resort locations and products ranging from boutique to conference and spa hotels.