A RECOGNISABLE TRADEMARK AWARDING THE BEST OF THE BEST
Since its inception, the Meetings Star Award (Congress Star) has become a recognisable trademark inside the meetings industry and one of the few awards based on comprehensive criteria and standards. The award is awarded by Kongres Magazine and Conventa to the best congress destinations, hotels and congress centres in New Europe.
Every year we choose the best of the best in two main categories:
A: THE BEST MEETING DESTINATIONS 2020
B: THE BEST MEETING HOTELS AND CONVENTION CENTRES 2020
THE BEST MEETING DESTINATIONS 2020
VIENNA – score 4.75
There are cities in the world which can prove quite stressful for congress participants, and then there is Vienna.
ZAGREB – score 4.49
A great congress future awaits Zagreb. It is well established in the international congress market and in addition to Ljubljana and Belgrade, it represents the future backbone of the continental meetings industry of the region.
DUBROVNIK – score 4.38
Dubrovnik is the flagship of regional tourism and is commonly the first association of meetings organizers we meet daily. It is the closest in the region to renowned Mediterranean convention destinations Cannes and Monte Carlo.
BOHINJ – score 4.02
Bohinj is a place that is created for sustainable conference programmes and for active incentive experiences. In Slovenia, the beauty of Bohinj can only be matched by its neighbours across the peaks in the Soča Valley, or in Kranjska Gora.
We also compare and reward destinations in New Europe. The rating scale of the best is:
THE BEST MEETING HOTELS 2020
BEST MEETING HOTELS between VENICE and BAKU, and MUNICH and ISTANBUL
Meetings Star is a quality evaluation system which gives a simple and clear answer about the services of individual providers as it is based on the Hidden Congress Guest gradings. This year the methodology, trusted by meeting planners since 2008, has been upgraded with a system of certification.
In each category hotels have been classified into three sub-categories according to the number of points achieved in the hidden congress guest’s evaluation:
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
ABSOLUTE WINNERS IN INDIVIDUAL CATEGORIES OF EVALUATION FOR 2020
KEMPINSKI PALACE, Portorož, Slovenia
Category F – The Best Slovenian Big Meeting Hotel, score 4.90
SUNROSE 7 – HERITAGE BOUTIQUE HOTEL, Bohinjska Bistrica, Slovenia
Category G – The Best Slovenian Boutique Meeting Hotel, score 4.95