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With the event organisers seeking a developed meetings industry city that would give attendees the intimate touch, Ljubljana was the only sensible choice, and so the event was hosted in Slovenia’s capital and largest city. A series of networking activities and dinners provided a great opportunity for independent properties and small collections to build great business relationships. The opening night was hosted at Modna Hiša (“Fashion House”), which was once a thriving shopping hall and recently became the venue for unique events with a fashion-inspired setting. The networking and activity opportunities were held in the renovated Union Hall, which can host up to 850 attendees. The exclusive location of the Grand Hotel Union, located in the heart of the city centre and overlooking Prešeren Square and the Triple Bridge, gave its guests the perfect base to explore Ljubljana and its surroundings during their free time.
From 18 to 21 October 2016, Ljubljana with Ljubljana Castle, Grand Hotel Union and Ljubljana Exhibition and Convention Centre, hosted communication and advertising professionals from around the globe. The 23rd Golden Drum, International festival of creativity, welcomed more than 700 participants, 1215 creative entries from 26 different countries competed for the Golden Drum awards, while more than 40 different guest speakers took the stage. In 2016, Golden Drum indeed turned a new chapter by switching from a long-time seaside location to a lively city center of Ljubljana. With a new main location at Ljubljana Castle offering several micro programme locations, the festival turned to Union Hotels in search of a congress hall with a suitable capacity. The Grand Union Hall was chosen as the venue for keynote lectures, while Union Hotels were also the main accommodation provider of the festival, accommodating VIP guests in Grand Hotel Union, Grand Hotel Union Business and Hotel Lev.
Hotel Lev – always ready to pamper its guests
In Hotel Lev there always is a good time for the refurbishment! The lobby bar, breakfast room, gym and hairdresser located in the mezzanine of the hotel and last, but not the least, even their conference hall got a new look. With 7 conference halls and 173 hotel rooms and suites the staff at the Hotel Lev always seems to reach out to the next level, day by day and year by year offering more comfort to their guests.
Hotel Lev’s public areas were ready to get a new style and setting. Not only the lobby bar and the breakfast room, but they even created a new Wine Corner to offer their guests wines from all around the globe to comply with their desires. After a rich and delicious breakfast served in the renovated breakfast room with a little urban herb garden, one would feel ready to start the day – but first, the healthy spirit needs to take care of a healthy body! Every day, 24/7, Hotel Lev is welcoming you in the mezzanine of the hotel in their new gym! They have it all – from exercise bikes, rowing machine, weight lifting, running track, to the device for strengthening the abdominal muscles and more! Their gym offers also the devices for cardio training as well as devices to keep the strength intended for the various body muscles. Keep in shape even when traveling!