publication . Article . 2010

Hospitality, Culture and Regeneration: Urban decay, entrepreneurship and the "ruin" bars of Budapest

Lugosi, Peter; Bell, David; Lugosi, Krisztina;
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  • Published: 01 Dec 2010
Abstract
This paper considers the relationships between hospitality, culture and urban regeneration through an examination of rom (ruin) venues, which operate in dilapidated buildings in Budapest, Hungary. The paper reviews previous work on culture and urban regeneration in order to locate the role of hospitality within emerging debates. It subsequently interrogates the evolution of the rom phenomenon and demonstrates how, in this context, hospitality thrives because of social and physical decay in urban locations, how operators and entrepreneurs exploit conflicts among various actors involved in regeneration, and how hospitality may be mobilised purposefully in the rege...
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free text keywords: bmm, ges, soc, ccms, tou

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