Personal Luxury Meetings
The hotel is located on the western shore of Lake Wörthersee at the spot where castle Velden dates from 1590. The warm waters of Lake Wörthersee, also known as the Austrian Riviera, makes it one of the most visited tourist spots in all of Austria. The hotel has been in operation since 1890 and was for many years a popular location for both the local and international jet set scene. It has always been the spot for the beautiful, famous and rich to meet and have fun and many movies and series have been filmed in the hotel as well. Some of you will surely remember the cult series Castle on Worthersee lake, in which the unforgettable Roy Black played the boss and entertained both young and old.
The hotel is easily accessible, close to main traffic roads and located just 2km from Klagenfurt airport, although many guests prefer to fly to Ljubljana and then connect on to Klagenfurt. It is set on the picturesque lake promenade. One potential drawback of the wider environment is the inaccessibility of the lake, as it is mostly fenced off.
COLD APPETIZER - Architecture and Aesthetics
The unique architecture of the mansion with its yellow façade dominating the lake’s shore makes for photogenic surroundings that call out for incentive events, and it is easy to visualise a car launch. In 2013 the Karl Walsch real estate company from Vienna took over the Castle Hotel and the Falkensteiner chain took over the management of the hotel. After the take-over the hotel has been refreshed and is distinguished by an exceptional combination of old and new; the interior décor is characterized by clean lines and minimalistic design, dominated by beige and dark brown colour, and golden details add a touch of luxury to the interior.
WARM APPETIZER - Staff and catering
Superb cuisine is on offer, executed by chef Paul Schrott and prior to him by Carinthian Stefan Lastin and the world-renowned Silvio Nickol. It is a fusion of Mediterranean and local flavours – does it get any better than this? The wine cellar offers absolutely everything (and if something is missing they will provide it for you in a very short time). The Beach Club Restaurant “Seespitz” on the shore of Lake Wörthersee is especially suitable for events. Overall, the personnel is extremely professional and friendly and a personal concierge is available for the most demanding of guests.
MAIN DISH - Conference hotel service
The guest rooms are luxurious and both beautifully and tastefully decorated. In the old section, some rooms are equipped with fireplaces, marble bathrooms, and many gadgets, making them very romantic, alongside the more modern, minimalistic rooms in the new section. Schlosshotel Velden is no ordinary hotel and the congress centre is a factor in its stories that stimulate the imagination. It is a space where time passes slowly, where the provision of the right equipment in the halls is inherently understood, where the largest congress hall can accommodate up to 120 participants and where due to many external areas and its amazing photogenic qualities it is eminently suitable for car launches – and there have already been quite a few of them here before!
DESSERT – The extras
The whole region is full of different incentive ideas and service providers. For the more active of congress participants, a private marina and swimming pool are available, as well as a few hidden spots for a special party under the stars.
FLOP – NEGATIVE SURPRISES
Very high prices in the summer season, but it is justified by a high level of service and a prestige location.
TOP – POSITIVE SURPRISES
Professional and helpful personnel and kindness everywhere.
OVERALL IMPRESSION AND CREDIBILITY
Upon entering the hotel you instantly feel positivity and calm. The natural colours and wood blend nicely with the green surroundings, which can best be observed from the outdoor pool. Privacy is guaranteed by the many hidden corners simply intended for events. This was also one of the reasons why the hotel has acquired numerous titles as the best hotel and has become a trademark of Carinthian tourism. At the time of our last assessment, there has been a change in hotel management, which is today clearly at the peak of the regional hotel offer. Steered by German precision and Austrian charm it is the concept of excellence in every field.
FINAL GRADE: 4.88 GOLD RESORT 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