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 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. 

Photo Credit: Intercontinental Ljubljana

The capacity of the congress centre for more than 50 attendees

WINNER: Kempinski Palace Portorož
Final Mark: 4.91

Since its inception, Kempinski Palace Portorož has served as a meeting hub for events and meetings. Crystal Hall is its crown jewel and historic venue, unrivalled in the Adriatic. Likewise, the conference centre and interior appear in mint condition after fourteen years, even though not as sensational as upon opening. The latest investments show that the owners understand the importance of maintaining quality in luxury hotels. On the other hand, there are noticeable discrepancies in the style of recently renovated rooms in the new part of the hotel.

When organising events at Hotel Kempinski Palace, expectations are high. The hotel easily meets the expectations in terms of hotel service. An outstanding team that works like a well-oiled machine justifies the reputation of the Kempinski hotel chain. However, we were left ambivalent by the weariness of the hotel. Nothing is lacking in the hotel, yet Kempinski should strive for perfection. Thus, we eagerly await their announced renovation. From the viewpoint of added value, we can dub the hotel an expensive yet great choice.

Read the full Hidden Guest evaluation here.

Photo Credit: 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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3. Rikli Balance Hotel, Bled, Slovenia – final mark: 4.82
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4. Grand Hotel Union Eurostars, Ljubljana, Slovenia – final mark: 4.81
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5. Hotel ONE66, Ljubljana, Slovenia – final mark: 4.80
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6. Hotel Histrion, Portorož, Slovenia – final mark: 4.79
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6. Hotel Park Bled, Bled, Slovenia – final mark: 4.79
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7. Lifeclass Mind Hotel Slovenia, Portorož, Slovenia – final mark: 4.76
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8. Hotel Maestoso, Lipica, Slovenia – final mark: 4.75
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9. Four Points by Sheraton Ljubljana Mons, Ljubljana, Slovenia – final mark: 4.74
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9. Wellness Hotel Livada Prestige, Moravci, Slovenia – final mark: 4.74
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10. Best Western Premier Hotel Slon, Ljubljana, 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 large meeting 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
19 SILVER certificates – final score from 4.61 to 4.80
10 BRONZE certificates – final score from 4.41 to 4.69

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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