Business events don’t have to be dull. They don’t even have to be local. Splash out and take your colleagues and partners to one of our historic hotels situated across Europe, where you can talk shop while experiencing some of the finest hospitality the continent has to offer… in some of the finest locations, too. Options below and here.
1. Antiq Palace: Ljubljana, Slovenia
Working is made wonderful at Antiq Palace. This historic building is the former residence of several noble families, and still overflows with the opulence of that time: festooned with frescoes and classic style furnishing throughout its rooms, suites and apartments, which together can accommodate up to 60 delegates. Its meeting facilities are brilliant as well, and include three conference rooms equipped with the best in tech.
What’s more, the whole of Ljubljana is at your door! Mix up your focus sessions with outings to nearby landmarks and the city’s best cafes and restaurants. Work and play: achieved.
2. Manowce Palace: Western Pomerania, Poland
Now this hotel is truly special. Here, you don’t just book a meeting room… you book an entire palace. This eclectic building offers a ton of different spaces to elevate your business events, from a beautiful conference room to gasp-worthy Great Hall: where attendees can sit auditorium-style to watch presentations, speeches and more. There are also plenty of cosy lounge areas for smaller groups to chat in, so you can continue talks in the ultimate comfort.
To top it all off, the area around Manowce Palace is glorious. It’s surrounded by sprawling forestry, parkland and a lagoon (to name but a few) and the hoteliers are on hand to help you engage with them all. Ever wanted to try horse riding? No problem. Kayaking? They’ve got you. The choices are seemingly endless.
3. Hotel Bouclier d´Or: Strasbourg, France
Business events can be stressful. Fortunately, Hotel Bouclier d’Or comes equipped with its own beautiful spa! Characterised by a stunning vaulted ceiling and eye-grabbing sandstone pillar, this one of a kind space is filled with ways to soothe your mind, body and spirit. Some of the things you can enjoy include a hydro massage shower, sauna and a wide range of face and body massages. It’s the ideal place in which to fill your non-working hours.
For your seminars and meetings, make the most of the Strasbourg-based hotel’s spacious private room and atmospheric lounge bar. The latter comes complete with easy access to the hotel’s fine wines and champagnes, coffee and tea and beautiful homemade pastries, cakes and savoury canapés. (Because business dealings can be delicious.)
4. Golden Tulip Hotel Central: Hertogenbosch, Netherlands
Did you know that ‘Hertogen’s Bosch’ literally translates to ‘the Duke’s forest’? This charming city was named as such because, hundreds of years ago, local dukes realised they needed a political centre to control parts of their duchy. Thus, you could argue that this Netherlandic location has actually been at the heart of many important business gatherings for centuries… making it the perfect location for business events!
Head to the Golden Tulip Hotel Central for your next work-related soirée: a loved locale that has been awarded very highly in the past for its ability to accommodate meetings. It’s not surprising - they have a grand total of fourteen meeting rooms under their roof, each of which is adjustable to suit your workshops, product launches, congresses and more. There’s even a fitness centre on the top floor, for those who want an energy kick in-between talks.
5. No.1 Pery Square: Limerick, Ireland
This luxurious boutique townhouse - built in 1830 - doesn’t disappoint. It’s one of Limerick’s staple hotels, particular perks of which include an award-winning restaurant that’s been featured in the Michelin Guide.
Better yet, business folk are especially catered to within its pastel walls. With a boardroom, theatre, classroom and more onsite, you have plenty of options for where to conduct your business events. What’s more, the hoteliers treat their working guests to a range of benefits: complimentary car parking, fresh fruit and access to a terraced garden area, to name but a few. Smaller meetings can also be accommodated in the hotel’s Townhouse Suite, where you can chat on a balcony while enjoying panoramic views of the city. Get yourself booked in.
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