On 30 January 2020, Croatia’s leading tourism company Valamar Riviera announced that they have started construction on Pical Convention Centre, which will be the largest hotel event centre in Istria. The centre will be able to host up to 1,200 people, deal with every type of conference, seminar, meeting, exhibition and event. In addition to the large congress hall, guests will have seven meeting rooms and state-of-the-art event equipment, sound and technology made available to them.
The convention centre is part of a large investment cycle that Valamar Riviera announced in 2019, when they moved forward with the luxury five-star Pinea Hotel, as well as the completion of beaches and promenades with numerous facilities. The Hotel Pinea will offer 514 accommodation units and a total of 1100 guest accommodation units nearby.
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The total value of the investment that Valamar will realise at Hotel Pinea, the completion of which is planned for the 2021 season, stands at 790 million kuna.
With several other investments, the convention centre represents Valamar’s investment strategy to reposition the hospitality portfolio towards premium products and services. Valamar also aims to strenghten Poreč’s position as one of the most attractive destinations on the Adriatic coast. Investing in the MICE sector is a great way to lenghten the tourist season and attract guests, who are genuinely interested in what the destination has to offer.
The gourmet offer will be expanded with various restaurants and bars, beaches, promenades, sports and recreational facilities for the citizens and guests of the increasingly popular Istrian city of Porec. Special care is being taken to arrange the horticulture, which includes the planting of trees, vegetation and ornamental plants. With the realisation of these investments, the Pical Riviera area in Porec will become one of the most attractive tourist zones in all of Croatia. (Total Croatia News)