FEEL THE HOCKEY REPUBLIC
In Slovakia, it is often said that it is “a hockey republic”. In this realm, Slovakia is considered one of the seven world powers and their ice hockey players are equal to a large number of those in other hockey nations. In 2011 the country hosted the 75th World Championships and for this special occasion constructed a top-level central venue complemented by what is one of the best congress hotels in Bratislava.
The hotel is directly connected to the arena by a corridor and in 2011 was the main hotel for the championship. At the time of that event it passed its initial test with flying colours and as a legacy it is today considered as a great business hotel located in the wider city centre that has come to life with the newly built venue and because of it has improved in its new architectural appearance and functional abilities.
IN THE COMPANY OF SLOVAK HOCKEY LEGENDS
The ‘Winter Stadium of Ondreja Nepelu‘ can accommodate 9,246 spectators and was created on the site of the former artificial ice rink built there in 1940. The hall was named after Ondrej Nepali (1951-1989), a figure skater who won the gold medal in Sapporo in 1972. In the older hall, Nepali bid farewell to his career with a third consecutive world champion title in 1973. The entire complex serves the increased needs and demands of professional athletes and big events, design combinations that are relatively rare and represent a very competitive advantage of the hotel.
The hotel was built in the spirit of modern functional architecture and connects itself nicely with the prominent architecture of the sports hall. It is connected by glass facade elements that complement the geometrically versatile central tower.
The impressive hotel lobby makes an impression with its spaciousness, while the area is dominated by a mighty reception dominated by a large sign of the chain on a red background. It has to be said that space is both prestigious and very user-friendly. Other public spaces and the congress centre are designed more classically and in line with the hotel’s philosophy as part of the Hilton chain.
DESIGN: MODERN AND PRACTICAL
The rooms are tailor made for business guests and their needs. The furniture in dark cherry shades is functional and thoughtful and the fast internet connection is especially helpful. The hotel desk is large enough to enable business people to enjoy a pleasant and efficient work space.
The bathroom is standard, with a bath but without separate shower cubicle. The applied pastel colours of bedding and wall decoration are more for a class higher than that of the category of the hotel. With its large glass surfaces, the room is also spacious and airy. Hilton has even taken care of the ironing board in the rooms.
THE LARGEST HOTEL CONGRESS CENTRE IN BRATISLAVA
The convention centre is among the largest in Bratislava and is located on the first floor of the hotel. The Hilton Ballroom can accommodate up to 800 participants (cocktail) and 650 in a classic theatre setting. The large hall is complemented by 8 smaller sizes, from 45 to 200 participants. Extremely spacious rooms are also provided for the convenience of arranging accompanying exhibitions. The excellent catering service that perfectly rounds off the entire offer is highly praiseworthy. The free parking is also especially appreciated by hotel guests.
HEALTHY MIND IN A HEALTHY BODY
The hotel has a 12-metre swimming pool, which is very nice for guests after a heavy day’s racing or business meetings. The pool is an integral part of the spa with a sauna and massage services. As is expected for a sports hotel, it also has a fitness centre and the possibility of using nearby sports facilities.
Also healthy and diverse is the cuisine, especially the hotel breakfast and the restoration of Tuscany with some exceptional Italian cuisine and the concept of cooking in front of guests.
BUSINESS MEETINGS WITH A HINT OF SPORTS
The hotel can be adapted to business guests, which is the dominant clientele and there is nothing better than staying in a hotel that understands the needs of business guests. The hotel may not be in the centre of the city, but with its diverse offer and quality the hotel really rewards you.
Although the architecture and design of the hotel is pleasant and harmonious, its essence lies in the kindness and professionalism of the staff who raise the hotel to the top of the city’s congress offering. It is also, nevertheless, very affordable and competitive.
HOTEL: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Bratislava
OPENED SINCE: 2011
STANDARD: Congress Hotel
NUMBER OF ROOMS: 120 hotel rooms and 12 suits
The hotel is located in the rapidly developing part of the city of Ružimov, next to the main city road. It is only 15 minutes away from the historic city centre and the airport. It is perfectly connected to the city.
- 2 restaurants (Italian & International cuisine), open kitchen concept
- Health Club with indoor heated swimming pool & saunas featuring a fully equipped fitness centre
- 2 fully renovated ballrooms can be subdivided if required. Built-in audio-visual equipment available
- Wi-Fi in all guest rooms, meeting rooms and public areas
A varied sporting offer.