As a leading hotel in the city, Kempinski Hotel Corvinus Budapest has, since its opening, maintained an active role in the local community. Our engagement has manifested itself in various ways, such as reaching out and helping those in need, assisting our partners in promoting their causes and starting and nurturing initiatives that enrich our community.
The Kempinski Hotel Corvinus Budapest and art have always been closely associated: the stern and bold modernity of the building itself represents a sophisticated work of architectural art. Conceived by a team of international designers, its interior spaces and facilities also provide inspiration and aesthetic pleasure. The now sizeable Corvinus Art Collection adorns the public spaces, suites and rooms, while the Promenade Gallery hosts three new exhibits every year, bringing world-class Hungarian artists to the Hotel’s guests and the art-loving local audiences. The Hotel’s art patronage is unique in Hungary.
Kempinski Corvinus has a solid track record of supporting local art and talents. The Living Room is delighted to host some of the most talented students of Franz Liszt Music Academy and offer them a stage "Concertini" every Saturday, at 5:00 pm, where they can show their skill to a small audience, to our discerning coffeehouse fans.
Kempinski Hotel Corvinus Budapest has, since its opening, supported charitable causes for the benefit of the local community. By providing financial aid and offering active engagement in outreach projects, the entire Kempinski Corvinus community has been personally involved in making local lives better by dedicating not just financial resources but time, labour and love.
The hotel supports the staff, providing long-term employment opportunities for trainees and course graduate employees in a programme called “Lobster”, specially designed for Kempinski Hotels.
Based on the results of the Randstad Employer Brand Research in 2022, Kempinski Hotel Corvinus Budapest became the most attractive employer of the year in the HORECA sector.
In order to motivate college students to pursue their dreams in the hospitality business, the staff often visits universities to give lectures, to motivate students in their field of interest and choices.
The hotel supports charities and donations in the local community, provides financial aid. It engages with different charity programmes, such as Breznó Street Children’s Home. Since 1992, the hotel has supported the children in many different ways, both in kind and also with financial donations. “If you give a man a fish, you feed him for a day. If you teach a man to fish, you feed him for a lifetime.” In this spirit, we donated raised garden beds (with soil, seedlings and seeds) to the children's home so that they can learn how to grow tomatoes, peppers, peas and herbs for their own kitchen.
Other examples for the hotel’s charity programmes:
Bátor Tábor Foundation: Since 2001, Bátor Tábor is dedicated to provide life-changing experiences to seriously ill children and their families, and also to those families who have suffered the loss of a child. The hotel co-organizes and hosts a yearly charity golf event with a fundraising gala dinner.
Világszép Foundation: Their summer camps, story-telling events, mentoring, and career programs, workshops all serve one goal: to build a long-term relationship with the children living in foster care. Kempinski Hotel Corvinus Budapest hosts and sponsors their charity fundraising gala event in 2023.
Hungarian Baptist Aid: The cooperation started with the annual Christmas Shoebox Action. Nowadays the hotel donates textiles, clothes etc. to their institutions.
Maltese Charity: Once a week, the hotel provides a hot meal for 120 people at the shelter of the Maltese Charity Service.
The hotel regularly donates vouchers for charity raffles.
Kempinski Hotel Corvinus is a founding member of HotelHero, a charity initiative started in Summer 2020 with the aim of showcasing the charitable work of businesses and individuals in the tourism and hospitality sector in order to raise awareness of the importance of social responsibility during COVID-19.