Meet with a Miami feeling
The small town of Jesolo near Venice is famous for its beaches, kilometres of sand and a rich tourist offer, with the biggest Italian aquapark, Aqualandia, along with numerous hotels, bars and restaurants. In the near vicinity you can also find many golf courses that are popular with golfers due to the pleasant climate throughout the year. About a year ago the Falkensteiner hotel chain took a front row seat here and opened its new resort right by the sea. Besides the usual combination of prime cuisine and an excellent hotel offer it also features a small congress centre, ideal for corporate incentive groups.
Today the tourist offer of the destination is very diverse: Jesolo doesn’t offer just sandy beaches, but rather a lot of opportunities to wander its lively streets, take up the interesting natural science itineraries along the laguna and participate in the historical itineraries of the old city centre (along the antique wall). Jesolo is also just a few kilometers away from Venice and the motorway connections in both directions are excellent – it only takes a few minutes to get from the San Dona di Piave exit to the hotel and the Venetian airport is also just a stone’s throw away. One very cool advantage is that from Jesolo you can also take a boat to Venice and explore the canals, so with this accessibility Jesolo is a great starting point if you want to organise interesting incentive programmes and explore Venice.
COLD APPETIZER - Architecture and Aesthetics
Falkensteiner is famous for working with world renowned architects and this hotel is no different. The exterior was designed by the famous American architect Richard Meier and the interior by Matteo Thun, who is responsible for the first-class furnishings in most of the Falkensteiner hotels. The modern Mediterranean architecture is characterized by bright, soothing colours and an air of ease that can be felt as soon as you step inside. What Falkensteiner has built is a minimalistic, natural and clean hotel space. On stepping through the doors one can admire how they have played with light and how they have used interesting materials, like with the reception counter made from worn-out piers of the Venetian laguna. The open space design really stands out and shows how you can make hotel aesthetics something very special.
WARM APPETIZER - Staff and catering
The hotel cuisine combines Alpine and Mediterranean influences in a not particularly lengthy a la carte menu that offers some very appropriately priced, sophisticated dishes. In advance of the start of the main tourist season the staff might not be completely in tune, but friendly interactions with guests makes up for any occasional faux pas. Breakfast is luxurious, with warm dishes being cooked in front of the guests and real Italian coffee made according to your wishes.
MAIN DISH - Conference hotel service
Planned and designed by Matteo Thun, the rooms were built by the Slovenian company Stilles. They feature pastel shades of blue that interwine with touches of beige, reminding guests of the Adriatic. The solid woodblock floor creates a feeling of warmth and the special canopy bed gives a sense of romance and also protects from mosquitos. Matteo has created an excellent combination of beautiful pieces of furniture, from the lights right through to the chairs and loungers. The hotel’s congress service offers 3 conference halls, with the biggest one being able to accept 126 guests. The Miami Penthouse suite that can be used for smaller gatherings is an exciting feature.
DESSERT – The extras
Acquapura Spa spreads across 1,500m2 of indoor and outdoor areas and together with the Miami Penthouse on the top floor it is a great place to organise a smaller sized event (150m2 and a 100m2 terrace).
FLOP – NEGATIVE SURPRISES
Perhaps with Venice being so close the prices are really high, especially if you want to grab a drink in the hotel bar.
TOP – POSITIVE SURPRISES
A wide offer of incentive and teambulding programmes in the city, which you can incorporate into an excellent event. The hotel also offers free bike rentals.
OVERALL IMPRESSION AND CREDIBILITY
A trendy hotel that perfectly complements the existing Falkensteiner offer and has a perfect location right beside the Venetian laguna in the middle of a very opulent region. It is distinguished by its first class interior and exterior design and characterized by a high level hotel service. For the green purists it has loads of modern continual solutions and sits among the new generations of hotels (zero CO2 Energy Management).
FINAL GRADE: 4.75 SILVER SPA 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