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									Press Release

PRAGUE, 1 April 2010

              Event highlights in the cultural metropolis of Budapest

From the National Gallop to the Sziget Festival - with Mamaison Hotels & Residences to
                        the major cultural festivals and events

Culture, sport, music, culinary delights or folklore – anyone embarking on a city break to
Budapest will be spoilt for choice by a unique range of events of all kinds in Hungary's 2010 Year
of Festivals.

The National Gallop

The Mamaison Hotels & Residences hotel group ( sponsors the National
Gallop, a public festival with parades and equestrian competitions. "Mamaison Hotels &
Residences maintain close contact to the world of art and culture; for that reason, we attach great
importance to our support of cultural events such as the National Gallop," explains Petra Deuter,
Head of Sales and Marketing at Mamaison Hotels & Residences. The impressive spectacle with a
historic theme takes place from 2 to 6 June 2010 and is very popular with locals as well as visitors
to Budapest. Entrance to the shows and races on Heroes' Square, Andrássy Avenue and „56
Square is free of charge. For further information, please visit

The Mamaison Hotel Andrassy Budapest (, built in 1937 by
Alfréd Hajós in the Bauhaus style, is located in Andrássy Avenue, within walking distance of the
locations of the National Gallop. The boutique hotel offers superior category individual
accommodation with a modern interior and first-class service. 24 hour room service as well as
free Internet and WIFI connection are offered as standard. Guests can enjoy top cuisine in the
hotel's own "Baraka" restaurant.

Equally close to the main action is the Mamaison Residence Izabella Budapest
( The original 19th century building with an enchanting interior
courtyard has recently been renovated. The upmarket hotel offers 38 spacious and well-equipped
suites and a warm and welcoming atmosphere right in the heart of Budapest.
The Year of Festivals in Budapest and surroundings

Highlights for lovers of classical music include the Jewish Summer Festival (30/08/-
07/09/2010) and the Budapest Autumn Festival (07 - 18/10/2010). Rock rules supreme at the
internationally renowned Sziget Festival (11 - 16/08/2010) on Old Buda Island. Tradition and
folklore are on offer at a number of events outside of Budapest, for example the Hortobágy
Bridge Fair, the Magic of Baroque in Győr (both in August) or the International Palace Games in
Visegrád (09-11/07/2010). Sport, too, is celebrated in Budapest: Lovers of air shows will have a
good time at the large air race above the roof tops of the city (19/20 August 2010). Running will
dominate the city on three events in autumn: the 25th Budapest Half Marathon (05/09/2010),
the 25th Budapest Marathon (26/09/2010) and the 15th Budapest Women's Run (17/10/2010).

Pécs - European Capital of Culture

Particular attention is paid this year to events in and around Pécs, the 2010 European Capital of
Culture. Highlights include the Pécs Dance Marathon and International Youth Convention and
Folk Workshop from 26 April to 1 May ( The university town in Southern
Hungary is blessed with unique cultural treasures from its 2000-year history: centre pieces are the
UNESCO World Heritage Sites of the Early Christian Necropolis, dating from the 4th century,
and the Turkish Mosques from the 16th/17th century. However, other impressive monuments to
the city's past include the historic cathedral, the magnificent synagogue and the world-famous
Zsolnay pottery and ceramics manufactory. Top class is the "Museum Mile" which gives centre
stage to unusual artists such as Victor Vasarely, the father of Op-Art, or Tivadar Csontváry
Kosztka, the visionary self-taught painter.

Free nights at Mamaison

3 nights for the price of 2 are available, it you book a stay at the Mamaison Hotel Andrassy
Budapest. This offer applies to visits up to 30 June 2010.

4 nights for the price of 3: book a stay at the Mamaison Residence Izabella Budapest before 13
April and get 4 nights for the price of 3. This offer also applies to the Mamaison Hotel Andrassy
Budapest for visits in July and August.

Free nights offers ( also apply to
the Mamaison Hotels and Residences in Bratislava, Ostrava, Prague and Warsaw.
About Mamaison Hotels & Residences:
Mamaison Hotels & Residences are an independent hotel chain in Central and Eastern Europe. The
company has 10 years of experience in the hotel industry. Mamaison Hotels & Residences offer their
guests a portfolio of ten selected hotels from midscale to upscale deluxe category, classified as three hotel
types - “Mamaison Boutique Hotels”, “Mamaison Business & Conference Hotels” and “Mamaison All-
Suites Residence Hotels”. The hotels are located in the heart of the attractive cities of Budapest,
Bratislava, Moscow, Ostrava, Prague and Warsaw. This unique hotel concept is distinguished by its design,
buildings true to their original surroundings, personal style and first-class service and is a winner with both
business and leisure travellers.
The company employs 480 people. The Orco Property Group ( is the holding
company of Mamaison Hotels & Residences.
More information can be found at

Press contact:
Mamaison Hotels & Residences
Petra A. Deuter
Sales and marketing director
Přemyslovská 2845/43, 130 00 Prague 3, Czech Republic
Phone: +420 226 502 575 Fax: +420 234 376 456

PR agency:

F&H Public Relations
Anette Siehl
Brabanter Strasse 4, 80805 München
Phone: +49 89 12175-320

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