Corinthia Hotel Budapest is offering a new package to showcase the best the city has to offer on the back of the launch of four immersive experiences of the Hungarian capital in virtual reality.
Cutting-edge New York digital agency VGNC has created four films in 360-degree video format entitled ‘Portraits of Budapest - A city in 360’. Each film showcases the Budapest of four life-long city dwellers: the Budapest known best to Lili, a ballet dancer; Gaspar an architect; Hubert a restaurateur and Andrea a singer.
Corinthia Hotel Budapest guests will be able to experience the Budapest best known to Lili, Gaspar, Hubert and Andrea when booking the new Portraits of Budapest package.
A three -hour walking tour, included in the package, takes guests to some of most scenic spots seen in the films, including Fisherman’s Bastian, Hero’s Square, Rudas Baths, Castle District, Buda Castle and more, while also stopping for a taste of Hungary’s finest wines. The day will end with their very own 360-degree portrait photograph before winding down in the hotel’s Art Deco-style Royal Spa.
The Portraits of Budapest package also includes accommodation for two with a buffet breakfast, welcome drink on arrival, access to the Royal Spa and free wifi throughout the hotel and, naturally, a private viewing of the Portraits of Budapest videos in 360-degree virtual reality. The Portraits of Budapest package costs from Euro 254 per room per night.
VGNC worked with different set-ups to create the videos, from a basic Kodak double fisheye camera to 14 GoPro monstrosities. “Eventually, we ended up designing and 3D printing a few special rigs to make underwater and aerial shots possible,” explains Misha Koroteev, Creative Director at VGNC.