The glittering Old World Hungarian capital on the Danube was the site for Meeting Pro­fessionals Inter­national's annual European gathering in January.

Hosting the group was the 319-room Novotel Budapest Congress, a modern gem connected to the nearly 50,000-square-foot Budapest Congress Centre.

Group venues downtown include the Parliament Building, where one ornate chamber is available for rent along with the Hunters' Hall, which seats 300 for dinner.

Get delicious sweets for attendees from Gerbeaud Gasztronomia (a "café confectionery"), or hold an event in one of its many private rooms.