Photo Credit: Kempinski Palace Portorož


Hotel Kempinski Palace Portorož received the prestigious title of the Best MICE Hotel in Slovenia 2022 at the World MICE Awards. It received the coveted award in addition to the title of the Best hotel in the country 2022, won for the sixth time at the World Travel Awards.

The World MICE Awards aim to raise standards within the MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Events) industry by rewarding trailblazing organisations in their respective field. It was developed in response to the soaring demand from the MICE sector for a fair and transparent program; a program that aims to serve as the definitive benchmark for excellence. it strives to foster a new era of growth, innovation and best practices on a global scale. The World MICE Awards developed from the World Travel Awards, established in 1994 to celebrate excellence in travel and tourism.

Photo Credit: Kempinski Palace Portorož

Kai Behrens

General Manager

Upon receiving the award, Kai Behrens, General Manager of the hotel, commented: “This award rewards the outstanding work of the entire hotel team and recognises that Kempinski Palace Portorož was named not only as the best hotel but also as the best MICE hotel in the country and ​​among the best in the region.” He added: “Given we are primarily recognised as a hotel for holidays and weekend breaks, winning the award in the segment of business travel and within the events industry is a tremendous success for us. It proves that all the work we do in this segment pays off and will help us further reduce the seasonality of our hotel.”

The luxury hotel Kempinski Palace Portorož is no stranger to international recognition and awards. It has been the recipient of numerous awards over the years, such as Leading Hotel in Slovenia according to the World Travel Awards 2017-2022, Star Diamond Award in 2019 and winner of the Meetings Star Award as the Best Meetings & Congress Hotel in Slovenia. In addition, the hotel’s Restaurant Sophia was included among the recommendations in the Michelin Guide in 2020, 2021 and 2022 for its exceptional and creative cuisine. The restaurant also received the Gault&Millau 15/20 award, which highlights the excellence of service and refined food.

Find out more about Kempinski Palace Portorož here.