Today Kongres Magazine has evaluated 33 of the best Resort Meeting Hotels. Here are the top ten:
1. HOTEL REGENT PORTO MONTENEGRO Tivat, Montenegro
The hotel sets new regional hoteliers’ standards and sets Montenegro among the most luxurious tourist destinations. It is not surprising that it was nominated for World Luxury Awards for 2015. Ratings of its individual criteria speak for themselves; the hotel offers comfort, a range of top quality materials, luxurious elegance and a high quality offer of its spa centre for which a visit is a special experience and why many famous and rich people have already visited Regent Porto Montenegro. You too can book your corner among the VIPs in one of its 51 rooms.
2. HOTEL BELLEVUE Lošinj, Croatia
Through renovation an elegant and extremely elaborate, in fact almost timeless hotel has been created. This is also reflected in its exceptional and truly top-class logo. With the richness and diversity of content it functions as a mini-city into which the convention centre is also nicely and reasonably well positioned. A team of Croatian architects, led by the legendary Andrija Ruslan, has done excellent work and created a space that the youthful team is filling with kindness, positive energy and a superior service. A hotel that in many respects stands out from the offer on the Adriatic and deserves
3. D-RESORT Šibenik, Croatia
Until recently Šibenik would have been considered somewhat off the beaten MICE track, but in recent years it has been rapidly developing in the right direction. Where a former navy military barracks once stood, today a luxury resort owned by the Turkish Dogus Group company stands as part of the new Marina Mandalina. Architecturally the hotel is highly impressive, yet at the same time remains completely personalised. The decision to reveal the natural concrete skeleton of the building is exceptional and throws up new architectural surprises. The youthful and inspired personnel and this amazing city with its urban culture and very special joyfulness really stand out.
4. KEMPINSKI PALACE Portorož, Slovenia
The Kempinski Hotel is the only five-star superior hotel in Slovenia. This means that the rooms are spacious and well-equipped, as befits a top hotel. The interior colour is subdued, of modern design and appears prestigious, whilst offering a lot of style and freshness. The technical equipment showcases the hotel’s technological sophistication. The modern convention centre is prestigious and well-equipped. Six conference rooms have natural daylight and the largest hall can accommodate up to 220 participants. The heart of the convention offer is Crystal Hall, which post-renovation shines in full splendour and which in addition to the Union Hall in Ljubljana is the most prestigious conference and banquet hall in Slovenia. It opens onto a century-old park, which is an attractive venue for outdoor events.
5. HOTEL MONTE MULINI Rovinj, Croatia
This is the hotel to enjoy, for which the entire business philosophy is covered. There are only a few hotels that delight and thrill as fully as Monte Mulini does. The hotel looks good, is superbly equipped and offers a number of extras. The longer we hung out in the hotel, the better was the feeling that it is an extraordinary gastronomic oasis.
A real 5 star hotel in an excellent location. Suitable for the most demanding and exclusive conference events.
6. FALKENSTEINER SCHLOSS HOTEL VELDEN Velden, Austria
The legendary hotel is no doubt one of the best hotels in the region. Managed with German precision and Austrian charm, it is the ideal of excellence in all areas. Unfortunately, the town Velden is not following the hotel standards and also the rest of the tourist offer is only average. After the takeover by the Falkensteiner hotel chain the hotel was slightly refreshed and is probably one of the best incentive hotels for the most demanding guests. The Hotel was established as the best hotel for elite guests in Carinthia. We consider that the goal is close, however still a little mastery of details will be needed by the Falkensteiner Team. You know what happens when a large hotel chain buys a boutique hotel: in the great zeal to rationalise, it is often forgotten that some things simply cannot be squeezed into a boutique hotel.
7. HOTEL LONE Rovinj, Croatia
We understand design hotels as an experience that includes reflection and very personal contact with culture, nature and the culinary art of the destination. The creators of the first Croatian design Hotel Lone were probably thinking similarly. We like it. Lovers of hotel glamour and kitsch will not like it, but we think that the luxury is in the small details, like the enormous room service menu and the hotel guide in broadsheet newspaper format, or in the selected fabric for curtains and the numerous other details. The hotel is ideal for “DINKS” and young professionals and is a monument of Croatian creativity and the zeitgeist of the new generation.
8. FALKENSTEINER HOTEL & SPA IADERA Zadar, Croatia
The overall impression of the new resort is an extremely good one. The hotel follows the known standards of the Falkensteiner group and is an excellent choice for incentive and product launches, as well as smaller conferences. It is important to avoid the high tourist season, go for less frequented dates and carefully plan the arrivals logistics. From what we saw and experienced we can only give it a firm nod of approval.
9. HOTEL LAV MERIDIEN Split, Croatia
It is in a class of its own on the current hotel and convention scene in Split. Operators of Starwood have done their homework excellently and are winners in the most sensitive area – friendliness and professionalism of the staff. This has in the past earned them a place among the best in its class. However, there are also some shortcomings, particularly in the field of catering and hospitality, where one would expect a little more from a top hotel. However, this is a balanced congress hotel, which is elegant and charming and the perfect choice for the most demanding congress clients.
10. HOTEL ROYAL PRINCESS Dubrovnik, Croatia
Everything in the hotel is geared to the comfort of its congress guests. Each apartment and room seems to be tailor-made, which further enhances the feeling of luxury. Due to the large glass surfaces, it seems that the hotel blends seamlessly with the surrounding nature. The hotel operates throughout the year, which is a great advantage.
Importanne resort is not just a new superior hotel, but also a synonym for superior service standards, which has almost no competition in its class. The hotel would be the perfect choice for the most demanding congress guest and it would certainly not leave congress guests feeling cold.
10. HOTEL MELIA CORAL, Umag, Croatia
Hotel Meliá Coral convinces with the quality of the offer, comfort and spaciousness. The final grade is that this is a good hotel for good money. Prices are in fact reasonable in relation to the nearby Istrian and Slovenian competition. There are numerous options for organising receptions and outdoor activities. Without much bragging Istratourist together with the hotel chain Melia managed to make a great hotel and convention product. Umag is now becoming a serious and respected European incentive destination.
TOP 10 RESORT MEETING HOTELS 2015 - LUXURY
1. HOTEL REGENT PORTO MONTENEGRO Tivat Montenegro 4,90
2. HOTEL BELLEVUE Lošinj Croatia 4,83
3. D-RESORT Šibenik Croatia 4,82
4. KEMPINSKI PALACE Portorož Slovenia 4,77
5. HOTEL MONTE MULINI Rovinj Croatia 4,76
6. FALKENSTEINER SCHLOSS HOTEL Velden Austria 4,73
7. HOTEL LONE Rovinj Croatia 4,72
8. FALKENSTEINER HOTEL & SPA IADERA Zadar Croatia 4,71
9. HOTEL LAV MERIDIEN Split Croatia 4,62
10. HOTEL ROYAL PRINCESS Dubrovnik Croatia 4,58
10. HOTEL MELIA CORAL Umag Croatia 4,58
TOP 10 RESORT MEETING HOTELS 2015 - PREMIUM
1. VALAMAR LACROMA Dubrovnik Croatia 4,50
1. HOTEL SPLENDID Budva Montenegro 4,50
2. HOTEL PARK PLAZA HISTRIA Pula Croatia 4,49
3. KEMPINSKI HOTEL ADRIATIC Savudrija Croatia 4,48
4. RADISSON BLU RESORT Split Croatia 4,47
5. REMISENS PREMIUM HOTEL AMBASADOR Opatija Croatia 4,43
5. REMISENS PREMIUM HOTEL METROPOL Portorose Slovenia 4,43
6. HOTEL DUBROVNIK PALACE Dubrovnik Croatia 4,41
7. GRAND HOTEL 4 OPATIJSKA CVIJETA Opatija Croatia 4,38
8. GRAND HOTEL TOPLICE Bled Slovenia 4,35
9. AVALA RESORT & VILLAS Budva Montenegro 4,34
10. BOHINJ EKO PARK Bohinj Slovenia 4,31