STAY IN BLU STYLE
Given its prominent outlook, even in the stages of construction the hotel had already become famous to the residents of eastern Ljubljana. Its façade that comes to life at night is also a recognisable icon of BTC City, as well as of Ljubljana, as it is the first hotel built in the business and shopping centre. The new, generic city is today a commercial and business hub of the city, which is turning into a lively multi-purpose city organism. With some urbanistic touches it could slowly merge with the wider cityscape of Ljubljana. Despite the fact that the location doesn’t seem optimal at first sight, it has proven to be effective, offering great accessibility, easy parking and a variety of content in BTC City.
COLD APPETIZER - Architecture and Aesthetics
Wrapped in black glass, the 17-storey monumental cube is woven with light strips, which give it special dynamic. When the day stretches into night it creates an impression and animates as an attraction. Though the architecture of the hotel is founded on functionality and rationality, it surprises with an interesting staircase and original light pieces, which make the space softer, more enchanting and playful.
WARM APPETIZER - Staff and catering
Speaking of the advantages of the previous Hotel Plaza now entering the Radisson chain, one of them is definitely the breakfast, which now follows Radisson’s ‘Brain Food’ concept. In practice this means a lot more diversity and carefully chosen ingredients, which allows for a better start to the day or your conference. The staff is faithfully following Radisson’s renowned ‘Yes I Can’ philosophy, which means flexibility, a personal approach and professionalism at every step. Guests who are environmentally more aware will be pleased that the hotel has taken quite a few sustainability measures: electrical energy and the heating is partially produced by the hotel, with modern vent systems allowing a 97% heat collection from the atmosphere, and 90% of the lighting is LED alongside many more eco-friendly initiatives.
MAIN DISH - Conference hotel service
The rooms are all in soothing, sober colours with panoramic views over Ljubljana from the top floors. The rooms seem quite relaxing and offer quality bedding and a nice bathroom, which is exactly what the business guest needs after a day of meetings. On the 15th floor sits the modern and adaptable congress centre, with a capacity for up to 250 participants. There are two main halls (each can take up to 200 participants), which can be divided into 7 separate spaces in theatre arrangement. The congress capacities are topped off by the trendy Sky Lounge on the hotel’s roof terrace overlooking the city.
DESSERT – Additional facilities
One of the assets of the congress centre is that it is located on the 15th floor, giving your guests an amazing view that can look out as far as Triglav if the weather is nice.
FLOP – NEGATIVE SURPRISES
Ventilating the rooms can be quite a nuisance, as the glassed facade of the hotel doesn’t allow you to open the windows. When the sun hits your room it is quite hard to figure out the right temperature on the air conditioner.
TOP – POSITIVE SURPRISES
The service standard and surprises that come along when staying at a Radisson Blu hotel.
OVERALL IMPRESSION AND CREDIBILITY
The hotel has brought a breath of fresh air to the Ljubljana offer and suits the business guest right down to the ground. Though the hotel doesn’t offer a wellness centre, gym or any other extras, the vicinity of the options in BTC makes up for it. As a congress guest the hotel won’t disappoint you, as it is an excellent compromise between an accessible location and a high quality hotel service, which is based on comfort and modern equipment. More than the exterior makes an impression, the interior surprises in ways that we have to emphasize, such as the staff’s hospitality and pleasant little treats along the way. As a whole, the Radisson Blu Plaza Ljubljana is an excellent venue for the organisation of events and can be placed amongst the top competitors in the city. Helping it is also the reasonable ratio between price and the quality of services.
FINAL GRADE: 4.48 BRONZE CITY MEETING HOTEL
GOLD final score from 4.81 to 5.00
SILVER final score from 4.61 to 4.80
BRONZE final score from 4.41 to 4.60