The Meetings Star Award has been awarded for the past thirteen years by the editorial board of Kongres Magazine and Conventa to the best destinations, meeting hotels and convention centres. The gala ceremony for the winners will take place during Conventa, on 1 February 2023 in Ljubljana in Gallus Hall.

Before the award ceremony in February, it is our honour to present the best meeting hotels in the seventh category – BEST SLOVENIAN BOUTIQUE MEETING HOTELS.

We have defined boutique meeting hotels as hotels that offer less than 50 hotel rooms and smaller congress capacities. 12 hotels were evaluated in this category. Boutique Slovenian hotels achieved the highest marks in our evaluation, presenting themselves as an intriguing segment of the congress offer. They are appreciated most by incentive organisers and organisers of smaller corporate events.

Photo Credit: Chocolate Village by the River

The capacity of the congress centre for less than 50 attendees

WINNER: SUNROSE 7 – Heritage Boutique Hotel
Final Mark: 4.95

If we were to judge by Hotel Sunrose 7, Bohinj is set for a tourism resurrection. With the addition of the hotel, the destination shifted focus to authentic tourism with a high added value. The hotel succeeded in its endeavour by implementing countless details that tell the tale of its history and destination. The hotel deserves the top spot in our evaluation because of the youthful and highly professional staff. The signature breakfast is a reason on its own to visit the hotel. They received the certificate “Bohinjsko” for their breakfast, which signifies that all ingredients are being produced locally. Even though the hotel does not offer classic conference halls, in reality, demanding clients no longer look for them. Instead, they appreciate special venues the hotel certainly does not lack. The wine cellar, for instance, is where guests can enjoy wine degustations or focus on work. Alternatively, the hotel’s magical garden can become an outdoor lecture hall in warmer months. The hotel cafe and lobby seem to have been made for unconventional meetings. Sunrose 7 is the first hotel in Slovenia to offer an original digital detox that entails no mobile phones, televisions, wi-fi or other disturbing devices. The hotel claimed the title of the top boutique meeting primarily because it practices what it preaches. Moreover, it returned to its essence – exquisite cuisine, friendly staff and a sense of homeliness. Hidden gems like this can positively transform an entire destination and blow the whistle on unsustainable mass tourism.

Read the full Hidden Guest evaluation here.

Photo Credit: Sunrose 7 - Heritage Boutique Hotel


1. Sunrose 7 – Heritage Boutique Hotel, Bohinj, Slovenia – final mark: 4.95
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2. Chocolate Village by the River, Maribor, Slovenia – final mark: 4.91
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3. Hotel Tri Lučke, Krško, Slovenia – final mark: 4.90
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4. Hotel Soča, Bovec, Slovenia – final mark: 4.87
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5. Hotel Plesnik, Logarska Valley, Slovenia – final mark: 4.86
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6. Atlantida Boutique Hotel, Rogaška Slatina, Slovenia – final mark: 4.84
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6. Hotel Cubo, Ljubljana, Slovenia – final mark: 4.84
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7. Hotel Maribor, Maribor, Slovenia – final mark: 4.81
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7. Hotel Čad, Ljubljana, Slovenia – final mark: 4.81
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8. Hotel Dam, Kromberk, Slovenia – final mark: 4.78
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9. Hotel Vander, Ljubljana, Slovenia – final mark: 4.76
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10. Dvorec Gregorčič, Šmarjeta, Slovenia – final mark: 4.69
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We sincerely congratulate the best hotels and wish them a successful congress year in 2023.

On the day of the gala award ceremony, taking place on 1 February in Cankarjev dom in Ljubljana, we will award the winners with prestigious accolades. Furthermore, all Meeting Star certificate recipients will be announced for 2022. In the category of Slovenian boutique meeting hotels, the following certificates, divided into three sub-categories on the premise of achieved points in the hidden guest evaluation, will be announced:

9 GOLD certificates – final score from 4.81 to 5.00
3 SILVER certificates – final score from 4.61 to 4.80
0 BRONZE certificates – final score from 4.41 to 4.60

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.


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