The Hotel is located on the site of the former Dubrovnik Sun Gardens in the town of Orašac, about 12 kilometres from the centre of Dubrovnik. The Hotel complex gives the feeling of a small town, because as a resort it was conceived before the thorough renovation. Regarding its size, the information that itextends on some 15 hectares of land says a lot. The quiet location with beautiful views of the Elaphite islands is very suitable for closed company congresses and incentive programmes, especially since the Hotel is open throughout the year, which is not the practice of all hotels in Dubrovnik.
Despite the considerable distance from the centre of Dubrovnik, access to the hotel is easy with the hotel’s shuttle or boat. It is even easier if you have your own car. For the Hotel, which is 25 km away from the airport, similar as for the other hotels it is true that they are pronounced air destinations. Flight availability is improving from year to year in the low tourist season as well as in the high congress season.
COLD APPETISER – Architecture and aesthetics
Minimalist design, lush Mediterranean greenery, elegant villas and rustic details are Radisson’s recipe for success. Therefore the first impression is very good, excellent. When designing the interior, Radisson did not run out of ideas. First of all, the amount of space surprises you. Various combinations of selected natural materials and design pieces are used to improve the well-being of congress guests at the Hotel. Stylish design could also be understood as an elegant ruggedness. Everything is very well and carefully maintained. Thus, as it is fitting for hotels in this chain.
WARM APPETISER – Personnel and culinary offer
All Radisson hotels share a similar business philosophy and are adapted to the needs of conference guests. Especially likeable is the congress culinary offer, which was named “Brain food”, with only locally grown food and friendly to the health of congress participants. The breakfast is solid and offers a wide selection, only the space is slightly too small for larger groups. The very rich and diverse choice of summer restaurants and bars in the high season is reduced to the Hotel and convention complex. When the weather permits it, the Hotel has some of the finest locations for entertainment and socializing by pools. The staff mostly tries hard but one can also come across some negative surprises, as the number of employees in full-season increases to 500. They have to take care for over 1100 guests, which means that some smaller mistakes can also happen. Their business philosophy “Yes I can” is likable, through which employees are encouraged to meet all desires and wishes of the most demanding guests.
MAIN COURSE – Congress and hotel offer
Hotel rooms’ equipment is of high quality and even prestigious in individual details.Spaciousness and luxurious amenities are their main trump cards. Radisson Blue prides itself in being at the top of this class with a superior quality convention approach, which was recently named “Experience Meetings”. In the chef’s jargon it is composed of the key ingredients for a successful congress: congress halls, superb cuisine and technical equipment and the concept of sustainability. Such an approach offers the same level of quality and comfort in all the hotels of the chain. The main component of the offer is the Convention Centre on 1800 m2, which can accommodate up to 900 guests in nine halls. It is commendable that the entrance to the Congress Centre is separate from the Hotel reception, which, together with a spacious and functional lobby, is very useful.
DESSERT – Additional offer
Spa Occo is for lovers of minimalism, natural cosmetics and a holistic approach.
OVERALL IMPRESSIONS AND CREDIBILITY
The Hotel does not have any serious weaknesses and convinces with comfort and quality as it befits hotels in the colours of the Radisson chain. If we used the automotive jargon, it is a premium hotel. If you wonder what we see under the term premium in this hotel, then this would be its rich and luxurious equipment, small details and above all the image of the brand. If you have ever organised a meeting in a hotel belonging to the Radisson Blu chain, then you can expect a similar experience in Dubrovnik. The Hotel is very suitable for incentive events, which seem to be taking place as if they were lined up on the conveyor belt at the Hotel’s Convention Centre.