Christmas and New Year at the Hotel Old CONTINENT is a charming time, a period of holidays that carry the spirit of eternal values and family traditions. Each year in early December, honouring the customs of most countries of the world and creating our own, we solemnly begin the season of winter holidays with the New Year’s tree lighting ceremony. This year a charming event was held with the support of a large-scale lighting installation that impressed with special effects. Guests warmed themselves up not only with warm emotions, but also with fragrant mulled wine. Especially for children, confectioners of the Restaurant prepared Christmas sweets. The period of winter holidays is officially opened at the Hotel Old CONTINENT!
Every year on the third Thursday of November, wine connoisseurs celebrate the traditional Le Beaujolais Nouveau feast. This tradition originated in France and has spread throughout the world, adapting to different countries and cultures. The tasters characterize Beaujolais as being light, live, with a vivid character, highlighting savours of currants, cherries and raspberries, and emphasizing the clear red colour of the drink.
On November 15-19, the Restaurant Old CONTINENT held the tasting of the young French wine of the first gathering of 2018.
On October 31, the Halloween Party for the whole family was held at the Restaurant Old CONTINENT. The fans of humorous horror tasted thematic dishes and cocktails, complemented the images with Halloween face-art and had a memorable photo with mystical characters taken.
One feels like spending the last summer days in the fresh air as much as possible. It was due to this reason why on August 25 the Restaurant Old CONTINENT gathered friends at August Music Eve on the Three Graces summer terrace. A cozy and yet sublime atmosphere, dishes cooked over the open fire, a glass of favourite drink and velvet vocals from Diana Fernega will undoubtedly add warm memories to the passing summer.
On August 2, a delegation from Lviv with Mayor Andriy Sadovyi and representatives of the Lviv City Hall paid a visit to Uzhgorod. Within the framework of this visit there was held a friendly dialogue "Urban Talks Lviv & Uzhgorod". It was about useful experience and successful urban development practices. In particular, they considered issues of city ecosystems, bicycle infrastructure, tourism, protection of architectural monuments, involvement in the elaboration of projects by leading experts in Europe, etc. One of the meetings of Mr. Sadovyi and his team with the Uzhgorodians took place at the Hotel Old CONTINENT.
The meeting with Mr. Radek Matula, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Czech Republic in Ukraine, which was held in the "Tea with the Ambassador" format, took place at the Hotel Old CONTINENT. The event was timed to mark the 100th anniversary of the creation of Czechoslovakia and was organized by the Honorary Consulate of the Czech Republic in Uzhgorod and the National Institute for Strategic Studies. Diplomats, honorary consuls, representatives of state authorities and local self-governments, academics, experts and business circles, journalists were invited to the conversation.
On June 8, in the framework of the celebration of the 15th anniversary of cross-border cooperation Poland-Belarus-Ukraine, the international conference "Cross-border cooperation on the territory of the Carpathians" was held in the regional centre of Transcarpathia. It was about reaching cross-border cooperation programmes in Poland, Belarus and Ukraine. In particular, it was noted that the cohesive work of bodies of state power, local self-government, institutions, non-governmental organizations, citizens within the limits of their powers gives a positive result. A joint presentation of the neighbouring regions deepens the existing ties as well as promotes the establishment of new ones between the territorial communities. The solemn gala dinner on the occasion of the International Conference took place in the Restaurant Old CONTINENT.
On June 1, at the atrium of the Transcarpathian Regional State Administration building there was held the third annual charity ball dedicated to the International Children's Day. Guests were presented with a rich cultural and artistic programme: vocal, choreographic performances, a fashion show and a display of creative works. The culmination of the ball was a charity auction, during which they sold art products made by their own pupils of the Vilshan Orphanage. As in previous years, the proceeds will be directed to the needs of the institution, which now houses about two hundred children with special needs. The Restaurant Old Continent was honoured to join in organizing this event by providing catering services.
On May 11, Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman paid a visit to Transcarpathia. The Prime Minister visited Uzhgorod school №10 with the Hungarian language of instruction named after Doiko Gabor, walked about Uzhgorod, and inspected a number of government organizations. The Hotel Old CONTINENT was honoured to welcome Mr. Groysman during his working visit to Uzhgorod. In the photo: Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman and chairman of Uzhgorod City Council Bohdan Andriyiv.
On March 29-30, 2018, during the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the restoration of the Lithuanian State, Mr. Marius Janukonis, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Lithuania to Ukraine paid a working visit to Transcarpathia. The Hotel Old CONTINENT hosted a business meeting of the Ambassador of Lithuania with officials and responsible persons of the region, representatives of religious denominations, state and public institutions. In particular, they discussed the common historical sources, the challenges of today and the prospects for the development of Ukrainian-Lithuanian cooperation at both interstate and cross-border and municipal levels.