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Discovering Budapest

This exotic Old-World capital features world-class dining, fine wines and luxury hotels
Bruce Schoenfeld
Issue: May 31, 2005

The view of Castle Hill from Budapest's new Four Seasons Gresham Palace is stirring, but it's the view of the hotel from across the Danube that matters. Situated at the foot of the iconic Chain Bridge, this 1906 Art Nouveau masterwork—reopened in June of last year following a thorough renovation of what had been faded, state-run apartments—anchors the city's skyline with a blaze of light, looking more like a president's residence than a hostelry.

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