Budapest, June 25 (MTI) – Budapest’s Hotel Gellert has named a suite after American-Hungarian cinematographer Vilmos Zsigmond, daily Magyar Hirlap reported on Thursday.

During the spa hotel’s 97-year history, this was the first time that the person whose name was given to a suite could personally attend the ceremony, the paper sad. Other suites in Hotel Gellert are named after Otto Habsburg, Richard Nixon, Yehudi Menuhin, Andrew-Lloyd Webber and Maximilian Schell.

Suite number 304 has been named after Zsigmond on the occasion that the Academy Awards-winning cinematographer, who has been a regular guest at Gellert, celebrated his 85th birthday. His past credits include such classics as Close Encounters of the Third Kind and The Deer Hunter.


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