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NEW YORK, NY – The award-winning Corinthia Hotel Budapest has collected more than 26 lbs.

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NEW YORK, NY – The award-winning Corinthia Hotel Budapest has collected more than 26 lbs. in coins for “Beyond the Moon,” an organization which helps sick children’s dreams come true and enables them to go on vacation with their families.

According to the Hotel’s general managerm Adrian Ellis, “Thanks to the compassion of our employees and hotel guests, we have been able to fulfill the dream of a Hungarian child suffering from illness.”

A few years ago, the five-star Corinthia Hotel Budapest partnered with the “Change for Children” intiative coordinated by the “Beyond The Moon” organization. This international non-profit organization offers children suffering from a life-threatening disease, and their families, the opportunity to spend valuable quality time together and to enjoy a memorable, cost-free vacation, far away from hospitals and daily treatments. These family vacations provide children with beautiful and joyful experiences that reach “beyond the moon.” All funds donated to the association are entirely (100 percent) dedicated to achieve this objective.


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. 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. 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 a 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.


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 the award-winning Corinthia Hotel Budapest in Hungary, the Corinthia Hotel Prague in the Czech Republic, the Corinthia Hotel St. Petersburg in Russia, and the Corinthia Palace Hotel & Spa in Malta. The portfolio also features the splendid Corinthia Hotel St. George’s Bay in Malta; the superior five-star Corinthia Hotel in Tripoli, Libya; and the modern Corinthia Hotel Lisbon in Portugal. The latest addition to the Corinthia Hotels portfolio is the Corinthia Hotel, Whitehall Place, London – due to open in early 2011.

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PHOTO: Adrian Ellis, General Manager, Corinthia Hotel Budapest, collecting bags of coins for the “Change For Children” initiative.

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