The Meetings Star Award has been awarded for the past twelve years by the editorial board of Kongres Magazine and Conventa to the best destinations, meeting hotels and individuals. The gala ceremony for the winners will take place on Tuesday, 22 February 2022 at 17.00 online.

Before the event in February, it is our honour to present the best convention centres in the sixth category – BEST SLOVENIAN LARGE MEETING HOTELS.

We have defined large meeting hotels as hotels that offer more than 50 hotel rooms and a smaller conference centre. 35 hotels were evaluated in this category, their average final mark being 4.66.

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The capacity of the congress centre for more than 50 attendees

WINNER: Kempinski Palace Portorož
Final Mark: 4.96

One of the most famous hotels in the Adriatic, the flagship of Portorož’s tourist development, is host to numerous celebrities and royals. It is in excellent condition and has fortified its position as the unmatched leading Slovenian congress hotel in the past years. There are several reasons for its domination. Firstly, it is managed by the esteemed Kempinski hotel chain. Secondly, the hotel’s design is a textbook example of impressive secession hotel architecture from the turn of the 20th century that has become embedded in Portorož’s architectural brand. The culinary offer is equally impressive. Indulging in the breakfast in the Crystal ballroom is an unforgettable experience. Kempinski Palace’s gastronomy will satisfy the needs of gourmets and is unmatched by any other hotel on the Slovenian Coast. The hotel’s core is its congress and hotel offer. Kempinski Palace is the only hotel in the five-star superior category in Slovenia. Hence, the rooms are suitably spacious and excellently equipped. The modern congress centre is prestigious and equipped with modern technology. Six congress halls offer plenty of natural daylight, with the largest hall capacitating up to 220 attendees. The crown jewel of the congress offer is the Crystal Ballroom, which has shone in full splendour following renovation. In company with the Union Hall in Ljubljana, the hotel’s Crystal ballroom is the most prestigious congress and banquet hall in Slovenia.

Altogether, Hotel Kempinski Palace places among the top five best meeting hotels in the entire region. To put it simply, Kempinski Palace is a superb hotel that proudly boasts the title of the best meeting hotel in Slovenia.

Read the full Hidden Guest evaluation here.

Hotel Kempinski Palace Portorož
Photo Credit: Hotel Kempinski Palace Portorož


1. Kempinski Palace, Portorož, Slovenia – final mark: 4.91
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2. Wellness Hotel Sotelia, Podčetrtek, Slovenia – final mark: 4.84
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3. Elegans Hotel, Brdo, Slovenia – final mark: 4.82
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3. Intercontinental Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia – final mark: 4.82
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3. Hotel Bohinj, Bohinj, Slovenia – final mark: 4.82
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4. Rikli Balance Hotel, Bled, Slovenia – final mark: 4.84
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5. Grand Hotel Union Executive, Ljubljana, Slovenia – final mark: 4.81
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6. Hotel ONE66, Ljubljana, Slovenia – final mark: 4.80
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7. Hotel Park Bled, Bled, Slovenia – final mark: 4.79
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8. Lifeclass Mind Hotel Slovenia, Portorož, Slovenia – final mark: 4.76
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9. Hotel Maestoso, Lipica, Slovenia – final mark: 4.75
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10. Four Points by Sheraton Ljubljana Mons, Ljubljana, Slovenia – final mark: 4.74
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10. Wellness Hotel Livada Prestige, Moravci, Slovenia – final mark: 4.74
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We sincerely congratulate the best meeting hotels and wish them a successful congress year of 2022.

On the day of the online gala ceremony, taking place on Tuesday, 22 February 2022, we will award the winners with prestigious accolades. Furthermore, all Meeting Star certificate recipients will be announced for 2021. In the category of resort hotels, the following certificates, divided into three sub-categories on the premise of achieved points in the hidden guest evaluation, will be announced:

7 GOLD certificates – final score from 4.81 to 5.00
18 SILVER certificates – final score from 4.61 to 4.80
10 BRONZE certificates – final score from 4.41 to 4.60

You are cordially invited to attend the award ceremony. To confirm your attendance, fill out the following registration form:

All certificate recipients can be found in Kongres Magazine’s venue and hotel finder FIND VENUES at You can seek hotels according to the certificate or final mark.



You are cordially invited to join us for the announcement of the winners, taking place on 22 February 2022 at 17.00.

You can reserve your place by filling out the REGISTRATION FORM.

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