MEETING STAR 2018

An overview of the best congress hotels in the region

Which hotel made it to the top of the Meetings Star
ranking and received the only regional certificate of
quality in the congress industry?

Universally true is that congress guests are demanding and have the greatest buying power at the same time. They usually spend more time in hotels, have more contact with the staff and use more hotel services than regular guests. In most cases, they also expect a higher level of service, which is why they deserve maximum attention. The Meeting Star is a system of quality evaluations, which paints a clear and simple picture about the services of individuals providers. The evaluation is based on the visits of hidden guests, a methodology, which meeting planners and congress guests have been trusting since 2007. A system of certifications completes the Meeting Star process, where hotels are divided into three categories, based on the number of evaluation points they have achieved.

The winners of the 2018 Meeting Star evaluation will receive their certificates at the annual gala award ceremony at Conventa Trade Show. The ceremony will be taking place on Tuesday, January 22, 2019, at 18:00, in the Kosovel Hall in Cankarjev Dom.

As we don’t want to keep you anxiously waiting until then, Kongres Magazine is exclusively revealing the winners of the Meeting Star award in individual categories. A total of 170 hotels have been put through the evaluation process, but only one can be the absolute winner.

Drum roll, please…

THE BEST HOTELS AND CONGRESS CENTRES

ABSOLUTE WINNERS

FOUR SEASONS HOTEL GRESHAM PALACE
Budapest, Hungary

Category A – City Congress Hotels

HOTEL REGENT PORTO MONTENEGRO
Tivat, Montenegro

Category B – Resort Congress Hotels

WELLNESS HOTEL SOTELIA
Podčetrtek, Slovenia

Category C – Spa congress hotels

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BOUTIQUE HOTEL ALHAMBRA
Mali Lošinj, Croatia

Category D – Boutique congress hotels

FERRY PORSCHE CONGRESS CENTER
Zell am See, Austria

Category E – Congress centres

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KEMPINSKI PALACE
Portorož, Slovenia

Category F – The best Slovenian congress hotel

Category A: CITY CONGRESS HOTELS

CITY HOTELS: GOLD MEETING STARScore
FOUR SEASONS HOTEL GRESHAM PALACE , Budapest, Hungary

RITZ CARLTON BUDAPEST, Budapest, Hungary

HOTEL CORINTHIA, Budapest, Hungary

HILTON BELGRADE, Belgrade, Serbia

HOTEL GRANDE BRETAGNE, Athens, Greece

HILTON IMPERIAL DUBROVNIK, Dubrovnik, Croatia

THE PLAZA TIRANA, Tirana, Albania

RADISSON COLLECTION HOTEL OLD MILL BELGRADE, Belgrade, Serbia

INTERCONTINENTAL LJUBLJANA, Ljubljana, Slovenia

ESPLANADE ZAGREB, Zagreb, Croatia

4,96

4,95

4,94

4,88

4,85

4,84

4,84

4,83

4,82

4,81

CITY HOTELS: SILVER MEETING STARScore
GRAND HOTEL UNION EXECUTIVE, Ljubljana, Slovenia

HILTON PODGORICA, Podgorica, Montenegro

HOTEL PARK, Split, Croatia

METROPOL PALACE, Belgrade, Serbia

ROGNER HOTEL TIRANA, Tirana, Albania

HOTEL WIESLER, Graz, Austria

W ISTANBUL, Istanbul, Turkey

INTERCONTINENTAL BUCHAREST, Bucharest, Romania

CENTREVILLE PODGORICA, Podgorica, Montenegro

HILTON ATHENS, Athens, Greece

HOTEL EUROPE SARAJEVO, Sarajevo, Bosnia

HOTEL EXCELSIOR & SPA DUBROVNIK, Dubrovnik, Croatia

SENSE HOTEL, Sofia, Bulgaria

INTERCONTINENTAL SOFIA, Sofia, Bulgaria

HOTEL WESTIN, Zagreb, Croatia

HOTEL SAVOIA EXCELSIOR PALACE, Trieste, Italy

STEIGENBERGER HOTEL, Munich, Germany

25 HOURS VIENNA, Vienna, Austria

DOUBLETREE BY HILTON, Zagreb, Croatia

4,80

4,79

4,79

4,78

4,78

4,78

4,77

4,75

4,75

4,70

4,70

4,69

4,67

4,67

4,67

4,65

4,63

4,63

4,61

CITY HOTELS: BRONZE MEETING STARScore
LOFT HOTEL, Bratislava, Slovakia

HOTEL HILLS, Sarajevo, BiH

SEEPARK HOTEL, Klagenfurt, Austria

PERLA CASINO & HOTEL, Nova Gorica, Slovenia

ATHENAEUM INTERCONTINENTAL, Athens, Greece

SHERATON SOFIA HOTEL BALKAN, Sofia, Bulgaria

CROWNE PLAZA BELGRADE, Belgrade, Serbia

HOTEL CORNARO SPLIT, Split, Croatia

RADISSON BLU PLAZA, Ljubljana, Slovenia

BEST WESTERN PREMIER HOTEL SLON, Ljubljana, Slovenia

HILTON GARDEN INN TIRANA, Tirana, Albania

RADISSON BLU CARLTON, Bratislava, Slovakia

FALKENSTEINER HOTEL BELGRADE, Belgrade, Serbia

BEST WESTERN PREMIER HOTEL LOVEC, Bled, Slovenia

HYATT REGENCY, Belgrade, Serbia

HOTEL YASMIN, Kosice, Slovakia

HOTEL LEV, Ljubljana, Slovenia

HOTEL SHERATON, Zagreb, Croatia

4,58

4,56

4,56

4,55

4,52

4,51

4,50

4,49

4,48

4,48

4,47

4,47

4,47

4,45

4,44

4,44

4,43

4,41

Category B: RESORT CONGRESS HOTELS

RESORT HOTELS: GOLD CONGRESS STAROcena
HOTEL REGENT PORTO MONTENEGRO, Tivat, Montenegro

GRAND HOTEL KEMPINSKI, Strbske Pleso, Slovakia

KEMPINSKI PALACE, Portorož, Slovenia

FALKENSTEINER SCHLOSS HOTEL VELDEN, Velden, Austria

HOTEL MONTE MULINI, Rovinj, Croatia

HOTEL LONE, Rovinj, Croatia

FALKENSTEINER HOTEL & SPA IADERA, Zadar, Croatia

HOTEL BELLEVUE, Lošinj, Croatia

D-RESORT, Šibenik, Croatia

4,96

4,91

4,90

4,88

4,87

4,86

4,84

4,83

4,82

 

RESORT HOTELS: SILVER CONGRESS STAROcena
FALKENSTEINER HOTEL & SPA CARINZIA, Tropolach, Austria

LIFECLASS MIND HOTEL SLOVENIJA, Portorož, Slovenia

VALAMAR ISABELLA ISLAND RESORT, Poreč, Croatia

RIKLI BALANCE HOTEL, Bled, Slovenia

HOTEL JAMA, Postojnska jama, Slovenia

HOTEL LAV MERIDIEN, Split, Croatia

HOTEL SHERATON, Dubrovnik, Croatia

4,79

4,76

4,73

4,72

4,68

4,62

4,62

 

RESORT HOTELS: BRONZE CONGRESS STAROcena
HOTEL MELIA CORAL, Umag, Croatia

HOTEL ROYAL PRINCESS, Dubrovnik, Croatia

HOTEL TERMAG, Jahorina, Bosna in Hercegovina

GRAND HOTEL BERNARDIN, Portorož, Slovenia

HOTEL AMFORA  GRAND BEACH, Dubrovnik, Croatia

VALAMAR LACROMA, Dubrovnik, Croatia

HOTEL SPLENDID, Budva, Montenegro

MONA HOTEL ZLATIBOR, Zlatibor, Serbia

HOTEL PARK PLAZA HISTRIA, Pula, Croatia

HOTEL IVAN, Šibenik, Croatia

KEMPINSKI HOTEL ADRIATIC, Savudrija, Croatia

RADISSON BLU RESORT, Split, Croatia

HOTEL BRDO, Brdo, Slovenia

BOHINJ EKO PARK, Bohinj, Slovenia

GRAND HOTEL TOPLICE, Bled, Slovenia

REMISENS PREMIUM HOTEL AMBASADOR, Opatija, Croatia

REMISENS PREMIUM HOTEL METROPOL, Portorož, Slovenia

HOTEL OLYMPIA VODICE, Vodice, Croatia

HOTEL DUBROVNIK PALACE, Dubrovnik, Croatia

4,58

4,58

4,54

4,54

4,51

4,50

4,50

4,49

4,49

4,49

4,48

4,47

4,47

4,45

4,43

4,43

4,43

4,42

4,41

Category C: SPA CONGRESS HOTELS

SPA HOTELS: GOLD CONGRESS STAROcena
WELNESS HOTEL SOTELIA, Podčetrtek, Slovenia

X BIONIC HOTEL, Šamorin, Slovakia

4,84

4,82

 

SPA HOTELS: SILVER CONGRESS STAROcena
LOISIUM WINE & SPA RESORT, Langenlois, Austria

FALKENSTEINER HOTEL & SPA JESOLO, Jesolo, Italy

HOTEL BALNEA SUPERIOR, Dolenjske toplice, Slovenia

TERME VIVAT, Moravske toplice, Slovenia

4,75

4,72

4,67

4,62

 

SPA HOTELS: BRONZE CONGRESS STAROcena
HOTEL ATRIJ,  Zreče, Slovenia

SPIRIT HOTEL, Sarvar, Hungary

SUN GARDENS DUBROVNIK, Dubrovnik, Croatia

RIMSKE TERME, Rimske terme, Slovenia

GRAND HOTEL PRIMUS, Ptuj, Slovenia

THERMANA CONGRESS CENTRE, Laško, Slovenia

4,54

4,52

4,49

4,48

4,41

4,41

Category D: BOUTIQUE CONGRESS HOTELS

BOUTIQUE HOTELS: GOLD CONGRESS STAROcena
BOUTIQUE HOTEL ALHAMBRA, Mali Lošinj, Croatia

AMAN SVETI STEFAN, Sveti Stefan, Montenegro

FALISIA, Portopiccolo, Italy

HOTEL ADRIATIC, Rovinj, Croatia

HOTEL PLESNIK, Logarska Valley, Slovenia

VILA MENEGHETTI, Bale, Croatia

HOTEL CUBO, Ljubljana, Slovenia

HOTEL TOWNHOUSE 27, Belgrade, Serbia

4,93

4,92

4,88

4,87

4,86

4,85

4,82

4,81

 

BOUTIQUE HOTELS: SILVER CONGRESS STAROcena
HOTEL PUČIĆ PALACE, Dubrovnik, Croatia

SQUARE NINE HOTEL, Belgrade, Serbia

HOTEL BEVANDA, Opatija, Croatia

HOTEL NAVIS, Opatija, Croatia

HOTEL VANDER, Ljubljana, Slovenia

HOTEL SAN ROCCO, Brtonigla, Croatia

HOTEL TRIGLAV, Bled, Slovenia

KENDA MANOR, Idrija, Slovenia

HOTEL DUCHI D’AOSTA, Trieste, Italy

HOTEL 9, Zagreb, Croatia

VILLAVERDE RESORT, Udine, Italy

HOTEL RIVIERA MAXIMILIAN, Trieste, Italy

HOTEL HEMERA, Podgorica, Montenegro

4,79

4,79

4,77

4,77

4,76

4,74

4,69

4,69

4,69

4,68

4,65

4,65

4,61

 

BOUTIQUE HOTELS: BRONZE CONGRESS STAROcena
HOTEL BOŠKINAC, Pag, Croatia

HOTEL SAN MARTIN, Goriška Brda, Slovenia

4,49

4,42

Category E: CONGRESS CENTRES

CONVENTION CENTRES: GOLD CONGRESS STAROcena
FERRY PORSCHE CONGRESS CENTER, Zell am See, Austria

AUSTRIA CENTER VIENNA, Vienna, Austria

ICE KRAKOW CONGRESS CENTRE, Krakow, Poland

SALZBURG CONGRESS, Salzburg, Austria

ICC KATOWICE, Katowice, Poland

CANKARJEV DOM, Cultural and Congress Centre, Ljubljana, Slovenia

BRDO CONGRESS CENTRE, Brdo pri Kranju, Slovenia

ŠIBENIK CONVENTION CENTRE, Šibenik, Croatia

HALIC CONGRESS CENTRE, Istanbul, Turkey

MEGARON, Athens, Greece

LJUBLJANA EXHIBITION AND CONVENTION CENTRE, Ljubljana, Slovenia

4.92

4,91

4,90

4,89

4,88

4,87

4,84

4,84

4,83
4,83

4,81

 

CONVENTION CENTRES: SILVER CONGRESS STAROcena
CONGRESS SCHLADMING, Schladming, Austria

CONGRESS CENTER VILLACH, Villach, Austria

MESSE CONGRESS GRAZ, Graz, Austria

4,69

4,69

4,65

 

CONVENTION CENTRES: BRONZE CONGRESS STAROcena
CONGRESS SAALFELDEN, Saalfelden, Austria

CONGRESS UND MESSE INNSBRUCK, Innsbruck, Austria

BLED CONGRESS CENTRE, Bled, Slovenia

4,58

4,55

4,53

Category F: THE BEST CONGRESS HOTELS IN SLOVENIA

SLOVENIJA: BEST SLOVENIAN CONGRESS HOTELSOcena
1. KEMPINSKI PALACE, Portorož, Slovenia

2. HOTEL PLESNIK, Logarska Valley, Slovenia

3. WELNESS HOTEL SOTELIA, Podčetrtek, Slovenia

4. HOTEL CUBO, Ljubljana, Slovenia

4. INTERCONTINENTAL LJUBLJANA, Ljubljana, Slovenia

5. GRAND HOTEL UNION EXECUTIVE, Ljubljana, Slovenia

6. LIFECLASS MIND HOTEL SLOVENIJA, Portorož, Slovenia

6. HOTEL VANDER, Ljubljana, Slovenia

7. RIKLI BALANCE HOTEL, Bled, Slovenia

8. HOTEL TRIGLAV, Bled, Slovenia

8. KENDA MANOR, Idrija, Slovenia

9. HOTEL JAMA, Postojnska jama, Slovenia

10. HOTEL BALNEA SUPERIOR, Dolenjske toplice, Slovenia

4,90

4,86

4,84

4,82

4.82

4,80

4,76

4,76

4,72

4,69

4,69

4,68

4.67

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