What You Need To Know About The Foxwoods Hotel in Budapest
BAGHDAD (AP) — Hungary’s capital has become the latest European city to become home to a privately owned hotel.
Foxwoods hotel is a two-story, 20,000-square-foot building located in the Hungarian capital’s Buda district.
Its owners say they will soon be opening it to the public.
Foxwood Hotel owner Aron Molnar said in a statement that he hopes the hotel will become a tourist destination in Budapest and in other cities across Europe.
Fox Woods Hotel owner Molnars family is the chairman of the Budapest-based Molnarov Group, which owns several other hotels in Europe.
Molnar’s company is a joint venture of the family of former Hungarian prime minister and former president Viktor Orban.
The Molnari’s own family has been a major donor to the Orban government, according to their philanthropic work, which includes a number of projects.
Molten steel from the Chernobyl nuclear power plant exploded on Aug. 29, 1986, killing more than 16,000 people in a single day.
Orban has called the disaster an act of genocide.
He has sought to build a more authoritarian state under his leadership, including the imposition of a new state religion, the Orthodox Church, which denies any links to communism.
He also has overseen a crackdown on human rights, including on journalists and dissidents.
Molanar has said his company will donate 50 percent of profits from the hotel’s sale to aid the victims of the Chernium disaster.