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Hotel Inspiration video – Cooperation between MOME and the Continental Hotel Budapest


In spring 2014, the Continental Hotel Budapest ****superior and Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design (MOME) started a special cooperation programme in order to support the work and studies of young talents. In the framework of the programme, students had the opportunity to visit the hotel to get inspiration from its interior decoration so as to design souvenirs for the hotel’s guests and partners.

Regarding its appearance, the hotel located in Dohány street, which was rebuilt from the ruins of the former Hungária Spa in 2010, successfully combines the elements of Secession, Art Deco and modern design. Due to the restoration (and partly to amendments), it has regained all of its former ornaments, including reliefs, lamps and friezes, thus inspiring the young artists.

It was not only the hotel as an inspiring location that led to successful cooperation. The Continental Hotel Budapest****superior wanted to find a partner that played an important role in the field of culture and creativity in Hungary. The prestigious more than 130-year-old Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design is primarily an intellectual hub alloying its own character and traditions with the latest trends in its approach. As for the range of majors on offer and the composition of its fellowship, the university has significant international potential. The institution, which was awarded the title ’University of Excellence’ in 2013, has been listed among the 100 best art universities of Europe by the international press.

Similarly to MOME, the Continental Hotel Budapest****superior aims to create opportunities for young Hungarian designers and artists, as the world-class hotel, which has already been awarded the FIABCI Prix d’Excellence (an international property development award), has hosted several art and cultural events since its opening.



On the occasion of the hotel’s fourth birthday, in order to close the successful cooperation, a short film entitled ’Hotel Inspiration’ has been produced about the joint work, featuring MOME’s students Lili Almássy, Veronika Fazekas, Zsófi Sárvári and Abigél Zeller, who were involved in the design processes, as well as the employees of the hotel and restaurant ARAZ, including Chef de Cuisine Áron Barka.

Following the same trend, another co-production has been made recently.  This time, a talented young stylist produced her exam film at the hotel. It is a pleasure for us that Cheikh Asaad Synthia, a student from Werk Academy, also chose our hotel as the setting of her similarly fantastic fashion video.

You can find the Hotel Inspiration video at:

…and Synthia fashion’s video is available via the following link:



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