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From Castles to Ruin Bars, the Budapest Marriott Hotel Positions You to See the City's Many Sides

BUDAPEST, HUNGARY -- (Marketwired) -- Apr 27, 2016 -- The world may be getting smaller, but there are still discoveries to be made and Budapest is chief among them. Born out of the majestic Danube River, the city's two sides, Buda and Pest, are as scenic as they are dynamic. And the Budapest Marriott Hotel is the perfect place to discover it all.

Located on the banks of the river in the heart of the city, the Budapest Marriott Hotel welcomes visitors in search of everything from ancient ruins to the hottest nightlife. Some of the city's most notable attractions are just steps away, including the picturesque Chain Bridge linking the two sides of the city.

Other must-see sights are ones that define the city, including:

  • Buda Castle: An imposing structure that has weathered time and fortune to house several cultural institutions and museums today.
  • The Parliament: As the third largest parliament in the world, this iconic structure is one of Europe's oldest legislative buildings.
  • Gellért Hill: Overlooking the city, this landmark is crowned by the Freedom Monument.
  • St. Stephen's Basilica: The Classicist architecture is more than just a pretty face -- it houses Hungary's most sacred relic, the mummified right hand of St. Stephen (known as the Holy Right).

This stunning destination, however, is more than the sum of its historical attractions. Visitors also come for the shopping (which ranges from major shopping malls to local boutiques) and the Michelin-starred dining. Restaurants like Onyx at Vörösmarty Square and Borkonyha near the Basilica are just two of five in the city to have earned Michelin stars.

When the sun goes down, visitors and locals alike have plenty of options for nightlife, starting with ruin bars. Set within formerly dilapidated buildings and courtyards, the best of these bars welcome big crowds for music, dance and film.

Festivals more your thing? Budapest has plenty of them, along with concerts, exhibitions, fairs, sporting events and national celebrations. Chief among these is the Sziget Festival, which is considered one of Europe's top music and cultural events. Attracting nearly 400,000 visitors each August, the event occurs on Obudai-sziget, an island in the middle of the river, for an unforgettable experience.

Of course, no trip to Budapest is complete without a visit to one of its 118 thermal springs. Since Roman times, natives and visitors alike have taken the plunge. Today, options include the likes of Széchenyi Thermal Bath, one of the largest spa complexes in Europe, and Gellért Baths, which impress visitors with stunning Art Nouveau décor.

No matter what draws you to this exciting destination, one thing is for certain: There are many ways to love and #DiscoverBudapest.

About the Budapest Marriott Hotel
Welcoming visitors with an enchanting mix of elegance and convenience, the Budapest Marriott Hotel features well-appointed accommodations and an enviable, city-center location on the banks of the Danube. Guests will enjoy modern accommodations with plush bedding, renovated bathrooms and high-speed Internet access, as well as a state-of-the-art fitness center and available spa treatments. The hotel offers three different dining options ranging from the signature Peppers! Mediterranean Grill to AQVA Lounge Bar where visitors can enjoy a sophisticated atmosphere. The hotel is also ideally suited to meetings and weddings, with more than 15,500 sq. ft. of flexible event space and tech-friendly features that distinguish it within a city of unsurpassable beauty and charm.

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Budapest Marriott Hotel
Apaczai Csere Janos u.4.
Budapest, 1052 Hungary
36-1-486 5000 

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