In 1960 the GR – Ljubljana Exhibition and Convention Centre hosted a car Exhibition and for the occasion decided to expand their facilities by building a new pavilion, designed by the Slovenian architect Mako Šlajmer. Amongst locals the pavilion quickly adopted a special, cute nickname – “Jurček” (deriving from the Slovenian expression for mushroom, jurček – Boletus edulis) – due to its specific architecture with a circular floor plan and mushroom-like construction, with central pillar-shaped gutter. The pavilion is fully enclosed by glass with the use of aluminium profile and the installation of the facility truly looks like a grand showcase that harmoniously coexists with its lively surroundings. Furthermore, it is marked out by a notable tower that is set amidst the trees in its direct vicinity. This circular space is extremely suitable for events and exhibitions of all kinds and has gained a special place in the hearts and minds of event organisers.
The hotel capacity in Ljubljana is very healthy and the offer is suitable for all tastes and needs. GR – Ljubljana Exhibition and Convention Centre is just a stone’s throw from the city centre, which has in recent years, in addition to the major traditional hotels, also been marked by the opening of boutique type hotels. In addition to the legendary Union Hotel the offer of the Union Hotels Group it is now highly diversified and consists of various price range hotels. Nearest to the GR- Ljubljana Exhibition and Convention Centre is Hotel Lev, which is very popular with congress and business guests. Ljubljana will also soon be further enriched by the Intercontinental hotel, which will open its doors in summer 2017.
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The ground floor of the Jurček pavilion is multifunctional and operates on a daily basis as a coffee shop, reception area for events and event space. The multifunctional shape and organisation of space is precisely what makes it attractive for events that do not want a classic arrangement, for example Pecha Kucha evenings and other similar events of a more open format. In the basement area of the former wine cellar there is a ballroom that can accommodate up to 100 guests and connects with a restaurant area. The space is ideal for special events and parties, and during major holidays you will definitely need to book early enough to secure it.