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Three Hungarian hotels operating in historic castles have been awarded by Heritage Hotels of Europe as an appreciation of the work done to “bring the historic buildings back to life”, the Association of Hungarian Historic Buildings and Castle Hotels said on Tuesday.

At the award ceremony in Vienna on Sunday, Castle Forgách in Mándok, northeast Hungary, was awarded Heritage and Design prize, the Szidónia Castle Hotel in Röjtökmuzsaj, northwest Hungary, was awarded in the Heritage and Hospitality category. The special prize in the Heritage and Experience category was given to the visitor centre of the Almássy mansion in Gyula, southeast Hungary.

Heritage Hotels of Europe is an organisation comprising 13 member states aiming to promote coordinated marketing and cooperation between the members.

In the featured photo illustration: the Almássy mansion in Gyula. Photo via Almássy mansion’s Facebook page