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The Boscolo opened in 2006 after an exhaustive renovation of an eclectic Italian Renaissance–style building, which was built in 1894 to house the New York Life Insurance Company. It has always been best known for the opulent New York Café, which has fresco-covered ceilings, marble columns, and a blinding amount of gold gilt—breakfast is definitely a perk to staying here. The lobby is a cavernous and elegant colonnaded space, and the rooms offer all the conveniences and amenities that you could wish for in a luxury five-star, including opulent chandeliers. The hotel recently added a wing with 138 one- to three-bedroom suites, which have fully equipped kitchens and a 24-hour concierge. These apartments are connected with the main hotel by a passageway.  Another plus is the fabulous spa and wellness center, which has waterfalls and Swarovski crystal prisms, a sauna and a steam bath, and a small indoor swimming pool. The hotel has a convenient location on the busy ring road (the körút ) that surrounds the center of the city. It lies on the border between a residential neighborhood that's seen better days, and the city's old Jewish quarter.