Modern architecture and classic detail characterise the Kempinski Hotel Corvinus Budapest, centrally situated by Erzsébet tér, right on Fashion Street. Since opening in 1991, when nearby competition was scarce at this rarefied end of the hotel sector, it has welcomed major stars from the world of stage, screen and sport, many whose signatures feature in a thick visitors' book you may ask to peruse. Michael Jackson takes pride of place – nearby, a tree marks the spot where fans waved to him from the street. Robert De Niro was another visitor, here to open the Budapest branch of his high-end global Japanese brand Nobu, which sits across from cocktail bar, the Blue Fox, at either end of the impressive lobby area. In between ÉS Deli serves prime steaks, its terrace overlooking Fashion Street. The 'Kempi' is otherwise known for its high-end spa and original art, which decorates the public areas.