Our favorite Hotels in Spain for a party!

It’s summer time. Finally !!! You are probably planning some Incentives , parties or team building events for your team. It is time to reward them and all their efforts towards achieving the goals at your company this year!  Spa, golf, boat trip??? SERIOUSLY? Think about it for a second…IT’S SUMMER!!!

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Well how about a good, traditional PARTY? Nothing brings people together like the warm summer night air, amazing cocktail (with or without the alcohol), great music,  delicious food and…THE STUNNING VENUE WITH STUNNING SURROUNDINGS AND EXCEPTIONALLY GOOD STAFF!

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If you are thinking about a perfect location- think about SPAIN 🙂 

Here is a short list of 4 top hotels to party in Spain.  You can trust us…each of these hotels can organise a fantastic party for you and your team so that  nobody at the office will ever forget it .

Ever wanted to spark the productivity levels? Ever wanted to show your team how special they are? Well, now you know how 🙂 ENJOY! 

Me Madrid Reina Victoria” -Madrid, Spain

-Voted second Best Hotel in Spain

-Rooftop terrace bar with swimming pool

-Their Bar voted top 10 in Madrid

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2. Grand Hotel Central, Barcelona Spain

– Sky Bar with massive swimming pool

-Spectacular views

– 5 star Luxury

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Eme Cathedral Hotel-Seville, Spain

-Boutique Luxury Hotel in Seville

-Le Tarraza Bar

-Direct views of La Girlada and the Cathedral (Largest in the World -Guiness World Records)

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Hotel Merques de Riscal- The Luxury Collection- Elciego,  Spain

-Opened in 2006

-5 star Luxury Collection Hotel

-Spectacular and breathtaking design/ once in a lifetime experience

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If you would like some help in contacting any of these venues and arranging for party / meeting or an event do not hesitate to contact our reservations and venue finding team :

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elizabeth@hotel4meetings.com

We LOVE OUR JOB so that you can LOVE YOUR EVENT 🙂

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Szczecin- Baltic Tall Ships Regatta 2015

In the North-West Poland, there lies a proud and historic city of Sczecin. (Western Pomeranian Region).

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To the amusement of many, Szcecin is a famous port city but no…it does not actually have the direct access to the Baltic Sea . Surprised?

Szczecin is considered to be a crucial seaport as it is  closely connected with the nearby Swinoujscie port .

A large Odra river  and the “Sczecin” Lagoon, connect Sczecin with the Baltic Sea.

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There is a large shipbuilding center and a very distinguished Marine Academy in Szczecin, which produces the  finest sailors that work all over the world on various ships and ports. ( As we are also originally from Szczecin,  we must confess that the majority of our friends did study there,  and are now employed in the marine/ship industry).

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While Szczecin attracts mostly business travelers, it can also form an interesting tourist destination. Several enchanting sights, the many parks, and the impressive number of bars are Szczecin’s main attractions.

The city is located near the German border, so you can flight directly to the large Schönefeld Airport (SXF) – Berlin .

Szcecin also has a small airport (called Szcecin Goleniow) , but only a few planes from Ireland and UK fly there.

Each year Sczecin hosts a special Sea festival to celebrate our Baltic sea , and since the number of years,  it also co-hosts the amazing Baltic Tall ships Regatta.

This year, the tall ships will start their journey from the port in Klaipeda, Lithuania on Monday 8th June and will arrive to Szczecin on Friday 12th June. They will stay in Szczecin for the consecutive 3 days, to depart on Monday June 15th.

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More details about the event here: http://www.sailtraininginternational.org/events/baltic-tall-ships-regatta-2015

85 ships in total  from all around the world will take place in this year’s Regatta. Ships such as “Utopia” from Denamrk, “Swan” from UK, “Ingo” from Sweeden, “Hossanna ” from France,  “Cisne Branco” from Brazil, “Bonaventura” from Poalnd , “Akela” from Russia or “Johann Smidt” from Germany to  name a few.

Full list of ships available here: http://www.tallshipsraces.com/Vessels/Race_Entry_List_Results.asp

Paul Bishop, Head of Race Directorate at Sail Training International, organisers of the event said, “This promises to be an excellent Tall Ships Regatta and popular with many of the sail training vessel operators in the Baltic. The two experienced sail training friendly host ports of Klaipeda and Szczecin will be working hard to ensure that the young international crews will have a memorable time and that the needs of the ships will be met”

This is how the event looked like , last year!

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If you would like to come and join us at the Tall ships Regatta in Szczecin,  here is a link: http://www.sailtraininginternational.org/events/baltic-tall-ships-regatta-2015

You can also register as a crew member to sail on board , help out and have a magnificent adventure.

Just pick a ship and sign up:

http://www.sailtraininginternational.org/sail-on-board

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Now if you are coming over to Szczecin , we do have to recommend some hotels!

1.  Park Hotel Szczecin

-4 star hotel but of exceptional luxury standard

-The building is nearly 100 yesr old

-Located centrally but  in a park -which delivers a beautiful ambiance and peace

-Located minutes away from the historical city center “Waly Chrobrego”

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2.  Radisson Blu

-located outside the famous Galaxy Shopping center

-iconic with famous Baltica Spa and the “22” rooftof bar with great coctails

-very central location

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3. Novotel Szcecin city center

-loved by the locals

-very central location

-main shopping district

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4. Hotel Atrium Szczecin

-Boutique hotel with 30 bedrooms

-located in the central and  beautiful Pogodno distric

-12 years old but situated in the historical hundred-years-old post German villa

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5. Hotel Zamek Centrum Szczecin

-often regarded as the best in Szczecin

-located in the old Town district, near the Marine Academy

-Great restaurant “Buddha”

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6. Hotel Focus Szcecin

-located near the historical attractions and the Marine Academy

-4star hotel

-66 single and 53 double rooms

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If you are looking to visit Szczecin and are planning your next conference, event, meeting in Szczecin we will help you to find the right venue/hotel.

Simply fill in the enquiry form on our website: http://www.hotel4meetings.com/enquiry.html

Or email our reservations manager for this area:

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Eurovision 2015 Vienna-central hotels to enjoy the show!

Yes! We know you are all excited! I’ts that time of the year again. May!

Eurovision fast approaching and this time it will be held in the exceptionally beautiful city and one of our favourites-Vienna, Austria.

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This year also marks the 60th anniversary of this wonderful song contest, which brings all different cultures and music styles together , celebrating differences but also unity among the European nations.

We can only imagine and anticipate , what the organizers have in store for us. One thing is for certain…it will be amazing and you do not want to miss it!!!

We all know Austria is famous for the best entertainment both in terms of clubbing, classical music, circus performances, best  and most peculiar bars  and of course THE BEST CHOCOLATE CAKE!!! 

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The venue selected for this year’s edition of the  European song contest in the Weiner Stadthalle.

Wiener Stadthalle is a multi-purpose indoor area and convention center located in the 15th district of Vienna.

Austrian architect Ronald Rainer designed the hall which was constructed between 1953 and 1958. The arena has an seating capacity of approximately 16,152 people.

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We want to present you with 5 centrally located hotels- which have been exclusively pre-selected by the organizers.

They are 4 star hotels located centrally and with very good public transport links. 

All of them are closely located to the venue-5-25 min away.

1. The Arcotel Wimberger Vienna -located 3 min away

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– located only a few minutes from “Mariahilfer Straße”, Vienna’s largest shopping street

– Also near  “Stadthalle”, one of the city’s biggest venues for sport events, concerts and exhibitions

-The ARCOTEL Wimberger is located in Vienna’s vibrant 7th district and is a charismatic hotel with 225 rooms

2. NH Wien Hotel-located 18 min away by public transport

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– The hotel enjoys a prime location on Mariahilferstrasse, Europe’s longest shopping street

– 10 minute walk to Vienna’s historical city center

– Neubaugasse metro station is right in front of the hotel

3. Cordial Theatre Hotel Vienna-located 20 min away by public transport

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– The Cordial Hotel Vienna is directly located in the city centre

-IT is located next to the theatre in the Josefstadt.

– The Hotel offers an elegant combination of modern convenience with the comfort of a residence with tradition and flair

4. Reneissance Hotel Wien- located 20 min away by the public transport

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– offers the perfect location for exploring Vienna: Schönbrunn Palace is just a short walk away

-was closed for three months due to a major renovation. Guest rooms, bathrooms and common areas are completely redesigned

-a fitness centre with sauna, an innovative restaurant that offers a culinary journey from Paris over Vienna to Constantinople

5. Hotel Astoria Vienna- located 24 min away by the public transport astoria

-Located directly at the Kärntnerstraße, Vienna’s most popular shopping street and pedestrian area

-An ideal starting point for all our guests, whether they are here for business or pleasure.

-The Stephansdom(Cathedral), the Hofburg (Imperial Palace), Albertina, the opera and many more sights are situated right around the corner.

HAVE A WONDERFUL STAY AND ENJOY YOURSELF AT EUROVISION 2015 VIENNA!!!

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If you are looking to hold your next meeting or event in Vienna remember we do have links with the best hotels in the city.

We can help you in finding the best venues based on your requirements and budget .

We will help you  to book your dream venue for the best price.

Most importantly however, you can trust our expertise and advice.

Visit our website and fill in the enquiry form: http://www.hotel4meetings.com

or email our reservations manager for this area:

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Dublin, Dublin, Dublin-my fav hotels

Ok so …most of people have this strange list of all the places they would like to visit before they die!

As you can imagine, those lists vary, as people and tastes do….However, there is almost always one country that features prominently on nearly every list. You know that I am not making this up…IT’S IRELAND!

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Yeah…imagine this…. green and romantic, majestic and historical, as if untouched by time.

Ireland was very lucky as it was not destroyed in the II World World such as Poland for example (Warsaw was bombarded and destroyed by 90% so you get the picture) No!!! Ireland still has a lot of historical buildings, old medieval castles, gates, churches and so on and so forth. You can feel like you traveled back in time!

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But what can be a country without its capital city? Dublin really is a magnificent city. You will probably find it much smaller than other European capitals but..it is surely busy and a lot is going on. We have a great range of attractions, not to mention some of the best pubs in the world. It’s a modern city with big companies such as Google, AdRoll . Johnson and Jonsnon, Abott or Twitter now residing in Ireland! Bet you didn’t think that hehe 🙂 It looks so cool at night with the new bridges and architecture too!

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To be able to explore Dublin and enjoy the city to the fullest you must choose a good iconic hotel, that would not only provide exceptional level of service, great local food, good location and facilities. No you want something more, something intangible such as EXPERIENCE! 

Hey..what does that mean? Well, in my view it means:

A) Enjoying yourself to the fullest

B) Falling in love with the hotel

C) Developing a feeling of nostalgia towards it

D) Feeling sad when you are about to leave

Following that logic , here are some hotels in Dublin who have that power! You are welcome 🙂 🙂 🙂

1.  The Shelbourne Dublin

-The world famous Shelbourne Hotel is a timeless landmark in the heart of Dublin, located in St Stephens Green

-Founded in 1824 The Shelbourne a Renaissance Hotel is a place where history has been made,  the Irish Constitution was drafted, literary masterpieces were penned and society was shaped.

-Today as part of the worldwide Renaissance brand the hotel has been dramatically restored to its full original splendour

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2. The Westin Dublin

-The Westin is located in an opulent 19th century bank building in the centre of Dublin.

-Located on the corner of Westmoreland Street and College Green, overlooking the historic Bank Of Ireland building

-Dark wood and old fashioned comforts dominate the bedrooms while the public rooms make good use of the restored splendour of the building.

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3. The Merrion Dublin 

-The Merrion occupies some of the finest, most beautifully restored, and best-located Georgian buildings in Dublin city centre.

-located on Upper Merrion Street, Dublin- Opposite to the Irish Parliament

– One of the most luxurious and prestigious hotels Ireland has to offer -visited by many celebrities, royaly and heads of state

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4.The Marker Dublin

The Marker is Dublin’s newest, luxury design hotel in Dublin

-located on Grand Canal Square in the heart of Dublin city’s most vibrant new business and cultural quarter

–  exceptional standards of service that are the signature of a member of The Leading Hotels of the World®.

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Hope you will visit soon.

Remember that if you have an event you want to host in Ireland  (Dublin or any other city)-this is what we do

Contact us if you need our help

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Gran Hotel Meliá Colón-Seville-The hotel of the bullfighters !

Gran Hotel Meliá Colón Seville is the member of the Leading Hotels of The World.

For anybody who is looking for an authentic Andalusian, but at the same time luxury experience, this is THE place to be.

It is also a very iconic building for Sevillian people. It is known as the place from where bullfighters would leave for the Mestranza bullring.

In 2009 the hotel celebrated its 80th anniversary and for this occasion it was redesigned to combine history, modernity, luxury, art and sophistication .

It is located in the historic heart of Seville , and is very well known by the locals as well as travelers from all around the world.

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It has always formed a part of the city’s history and heritage . Its architecture from Bell Epoque ere is evocative of the charm of pure Andalusian flavor and the renowned Spanish Tradition. The hotel represents sumptuous elegance and exquisite modernity and is is a very cool example of cosmopolitan Luxury.

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Location

The Gran Melia Colon enjoys a privileged location in the heart of Seville, in one of the most commercial neighborhoods and only a few steps away from the Catherdral, the Reales Alcazares, the bullring and the legendary Santa Cruz neighborhood, the city’s former Jewish quarter.

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Facilities:

– 189 bedrooms

– 72 standard Deluxe rooms and 52 Grand Premium

-16 Supreme panormaic rooms and 6 Supreme Romantic rooms

-Grand Penthouse Suite with private terrace, Whirpool and panoramic views of Seville

– All rooms feature interactive HD Plasam TV

-Media Hub

-Dreammax and Pillow Top Mattress

-Premium minibar

-Plush Bathrobe and slippers

-Bathrooms cosmetics by Clarins Paris

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The art:

Each hotel floor pays a homage to a master of Spanish paintings such as Goya, Murillo, El Greco and Velazquez, with bibliographical references  along the corridors, which are let with delicate subtlety to recreate the atmosphere of an art gallery. Each door of each room represents a particular famous painting. Integrating the tradition into a modern interior design provides an unforgettable experience and a feel of an art gallery,  within the corridor of the hotel.

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 Restaurants and Bars:

Resaturant El Burladero – modernity and tradition of Andalusian cuisine.

Known for its select wine menu, the restaurant has a charming and intimate atmosphere.

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Restaurant Majestic- The sumptuous buffet, the regional corner and the range of natural juices.

El Tendido- Lounge Bar where a guest can enjoy a special gin and tonic menu served by the very best, international bar staff.

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The Meeting and Events Facilities:

-3 meeting and Banquet rooms that can be divided into total of 8 rooms

-Business Center with the latest audiovisual equipment

-Natural light, elegance, seriousness

-High-speed internet connection and a free Wi-Fi

-Secretary Service and hostess

-Technical assistance

-Translation service

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If you would like to inquire about possible booking for his spectacular Sevillian venue for your meeting or event and would like us to negotiate a price proposal (for no booking or sourcing fees) then contact us:

Fill out our quick and easy inquiry form and we will be in touch:

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Best European Venues at your doorstep

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Met Hotel in Thesaloniki, Greece, offers great facilities for various events including weddings!

You often wonder how to find the right venue, meting room, ballroom or an attractive space for your upcoming event?

Well look no further…we will be showing you the best , most interesting and most exciting venues in Europe!

Every year some wonderful new venues are opened for business, and you have no idea about it.

Sure, it is impossible to travel everyday in pursuit of these wonderful rooms, facilities, spots , locations, destinations ect.

You do not have to…that is our job!

We are looking forward to showing you the most interesting venues and hotels in Europe , that can be used for your upcoming conferences and events!

If you need to enquiry about any of those venues, get a price proposal or book that venue for your event,  simply visit  : http://www.hotel4meetings.com    WE DO NOT CHARGE ANY BOOKING FEES!

We specialise in sourcing and booking hotels and venues across Europe for various Conferences and events!

you can also email our events team : pauline@hotel4meetings.com