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Memorial Tree in Honor of Michael Jackson across from Kempinski Hotel Corvinus Budapest

Memorial Tree in Honor of Michael Jackson across from Kempinski Hotel Corvinus Budapest

The hotel hosted him three times, with the king of pop staying in the same suite each time. In 1994, on his first visit, he was shooting a short feature on Heroes’ Square. In 1996, he visited twice: after a brief stay to examine the venue of his upcoming concert here, he gave a spectacular performance in what was then the People’s Stadium (now the Ferenc Puskás Stadium) on September 11. That was the second stop of his History World Tour, in Budapest.

Mr. Jackson would often stand by his window, looking out, waiving at and sending messages to his fans. They camped outside the Kempinski Corvinus day and night, chanting his name.

Following his death, his fans named the tree from where they spent so much time trying to catch a glimpse of their idol the Michael Jackson Memorial Tree. They gather by their memorial, place posters on it, plant flowers around it and light candles. Every year, on Michael Jackson’s birthday, on August 29, they also hold a flashmob on the streets of Budapest:


About Kempinski Hotel Corvinus Budapest:
The first Hungarian member of The Leading Hotels of the World, the Kempinski Hotel Corvinus Budapest established and continues to re-invent international luxury, in its outfitting as well as service. In its boldly contemporary, generously spacious building in the very heart of Budapest, it offers 326 splendid rooms and 33 chic suites. The Kempinski Corvinus’ restaurants, Restaurant Giardino and the Lobby Lounge & Bar serve delicacies of Hungarian and international cuisines. From April through October, the outdoors Kempinski Terrace, Fashion Lounge offer light bites and drinks, on Fashion Street. Central and Eastern Europe’s first Nobu restaurant opened in the Hotel in 2010. The Kempinski Corvinus also operates the Kempinski SPA, and the unique Kempinski Gallery, specialized in modern Hungarian art, of which the Hotel owns a collection.

About Kempinski Hotels:
Kempinski Hotels is the oldest and most established luxury hotel group in Europe. With more than 110 years of experience, the group offers its guests first class quality and exclusive, personalized service worldwide. For this, Kempinski has been awarded with the ‘Best Brands Award’ 2011 as best hospitality brand. Kempinski now comprises a portfolio of 71 five-star hotels in 30 countries and continues to add new properties in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia, proving its expansion strength. Historic landmark properties, award-winning urban lifestyle hotels, outstanding resorts, and prestigious residences form the impressive collection. Kempinski is a founding member of the Global Hotel Alliance (GHA), the world’s largest alliance of independent hotels.

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Ildikó Dudás • Marketing Manager
Erzsébet tér 7-8 • Budapest -1051 • Hungary
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