Every business is unique – and the same goes for your meetings. Our business hotels in Europe provide magnificent surroundings and services for events with that extra something. From Tuscan castles to Polish manors, each is as culturally diverse as the next. Find an inspiring venue in our soulful, handpicked selection…
1. Villa Medici Giulini: Italy
Conveniently close to Milan and Monza, Villa Medici Giulini is one of the most unique business hotels in Europe for exclusive work meetings that truly inspire. Based in Lombardy, it’s the perfect place to escape your usual settings for productive brainstorming or event organising. High-profile business needs are met with state-of-the-art technology, gala dinners and stunning surroundings.
2. Hotel Royal Palace: Slovakia
Business meetings at Hotel Royal Palace send jaws to the floor. You’re encapsulated in five-star luxury the moment you arrive – grand staircases lead to pampering spas (with ancient healing springs), gastro dining spaces and a choice of grand meeting spaces. Take your pick from the the Kursalón hall with its own podium, charming Art Deco furniture, high ceilings and top tech, or plump for the more intimate Elisabeth Salon, a spacious summer terrace.
3. Barberstown Castle: Ireland
If you’re looking to impress, Barberstown Castle is the venue to do it in. The unique castle is set in a striking location in Kildare, with country house decor and state-of-the-art technology (including high-speed broadband) throughout. The welcoming team make sure guests receive top-drawer service, beautiful food and the personal attention you’d expect from historic business hotels in Europe. Book in for intimate meetings of 10 or large conferences of 220 maximum.
4. Chateau Liblice: Czech Republic
Isn’t it great when everything runs smoothly? The team at Chateau Liblice are dedicated to making sure your conference, training, seminar, forum, workshop or meeting is professionally organised. Everything from complementary programmes to audiovisual recordings can be arranged to meet individual wishes and needs. Spaces are gorgeous – choose from the conference hall (up to 120 guests), marble hall (80 guests), academic lounge (40 guests) or princely lounge (24 guests).
5. Hotel Lisboa Plaza: Portugal
Hotel Lisboa Plaza is where entrepreneurs come to join heads in the capital. Nudging the exclusive Avenida da Liberdade, the location is ideal. For more informal pitch meetings, it’s a striking setting to impress – the laid-back atmosphere, exceptional hospitality and characterful furnishings keep you firmly in the flow.
6. Castello di Gargonza: Italy
If you’re looking for run-of-the-mill business hotels in Europe, Castello di Gargonza probably isn’t for you. This unique Tuscan castle dates back to the 13th century and – how’s this for an impressive fact – was once host to the Dante Alighieri. With its tranquil setting, striking function spaces and breathtaking restaurants, there’s inspiration at every corner.
7. Hotel Stefanie: Austria
As with any of our historic business hotels in Europe, Hotel Stefanie has a unique origin. It’s the oldest hotel in Vienna, welcoming guests with bucket-loads of Viennese “Schmäh” since the year 1600. It’s now become an exceptional stay with elegant decor, free WiFi and a stunning traditional menu. Make it your Austrian meeting venue: there are three function rooms available for seminars, holding 30 to 120 guests.
8. Hotel Cattaro: Montenegro
For a business hotel with a soulful story, Hotel Cattaro will delight. It’s made up of three buildings: Napoleon’s theatre, Prince’s palace and the city guard tower. The grand meeting room provides a unique environment for up to 80 people, while the in-house nightclub (one of the best in the region) provides the perfect place for your team to unwind and enjoy musicians from all over the world in the evening.
9. The Metropole Hotel Cork, Ireland
The Metropole Hotel Cork is just the place for inner city meetings, events and conferences. If you’re looking to scale things up, this is Victorian grandeur at its finest. Whether it’s an investor meeting for two or a 400-strong conference, you can take your pick from 10 beautiful meeting rooms and a magnificent ballroom. The latter has seen showcases, award ceremonies, conferences and fashion shows in a luxurious setting, with iconic views of the River Lee beyond. Guaranteed to impress.
10. Schloss Wartegg: Switzerland
Light breathes into the meeting spaces at Schloss Wartegg, a 16th-century venue on Lake Constance in Bodensee. Expect natural materials and low-radiation seminar equipment in the four meeting rooms, providing a relaxed and inspiring atmosphere to foster clear and creative ideas.
11. Schlosshotel Groß Plasten: Germany
When you think of meeting rooms or conference spaces, castles aren’t always the first places that spring to mind. Schlosshotel Groß Plasten gives you the opportunity to wow guests in a mesmerising setting, with three rooms accommodating 18 to 100 people. Stay for the luxury spa and candlelit dinner and you’ll forget it’s even a work trip.
12. Fernhill House: Ireland
With half a century of hosting exceptional get togethers, the O’Neill family know what they’re doing when it comes to business conferences. Events are held in an enchanting country house setting with multi-award-winning services – choose from small and large meeting rooms in the 19th-century Fernhill Country House or book the spectacular marquee for a delightful event in the garden.
13. Båsenberga Hotel: Sweden
Comprising of three buildings dating back to 1876, Båsenberga Hotel gives businesses the space to breathe and create. Its rich history has seen the building transform from a parish poorhouse to a home for the elderly and then a study centre in 1973. Following extensive renovation in 2005, it’s now one of the most inspiring business hotels in Europe.
14. Waldhaus Sils: Switzerland
Your guests will be thrilled to learn their next event is to be hosted in a legendary five-star hotel in Sils-Maria, where everyone from Einstein to Bowie have stayed. Winner of the Historic Hotels of Europe award for customer care in 2013, we believe Waldhaus Sils is one of the best business hotels in Europe for hospitality, professionalism and individualism. Whether its an incentive trip or a business meeting, ideas are definitely born in these valleys.
15. Sierakow Manor: Poland
With all the buzz and action you expect from Krakow, Sierakow Manor is one of the gentlest, idyllic business hotels in Europe to unwind outside the city. Its 19th-century interiors provide an atmosphere that harnesses focus and creativity, while the three elegant conference rooms come fully equipped with all the tech you expect. Each can be decorated to your wishes and you can take your pick from additional services – audiovisual equipment, break-time menus and a discrete service are all available.
16. Renvyle House Hotel: Ireland
Not many business hotels in Europe can boast about their own private lake, stretches of beach, woodlands, orchards and gardens. Renvyle House Hotel, straddling the shores of the Wild Atlantic Way, resolutely can. The award-winning property works closely with a local adventure centre to create one-of-a-kind corporate retreats, with a choice of three meeting rooms seating 30 to 200 people. There’s a great talking point to the building, too – Renvyle was once home to poet and author, who served as inspiration for Buck Milligan in James Joyce’s Ulysses.