Learn about five attractive capitals in Central and South-East Europe for your next event
According to numerous research, event attendees belong to the most demanding group of tourists. They expect the maximum service for the money they are ready to distinguish. Such as accuracy, reliability, quality, comfort, speed, convenience, flexibility, authenticity, creativity, innovation.
Also, the events industry requires quality characteristics of the destination, the region, and countries in which it is held. Those are, for example, political and social security, cultural and historical monuments, adequate hotel infrastructure, natural attractions, gastronomic offer, the possibility of organizing unforgettable and original events. In the end, with budget challenges constantly rising for many organizers, some new destinations can be a great option.
Some of the most attractive destinations are capital cities. They offer adequate space, facilities, quality accommodation capacities, attractiveness, high level of security and efficient traffic.
Taking all this into consideration, we have compiled a list of five attractive capitals in Central and South-East Europe that you should keep in mind for your next event.
Since it welcomes more than 100 conferences annually and more than 5 million visitors every year, Budapest represents one of the most modern MICE destinations, not only in Hungary or the region but in the whole world.
Its rich history and modern conveniences attract not only ordinary tourists but also those who find themselves there for business occasions.
It occupies both banks of the Danube by joining the Buda and Obuda on the right bank, with Pest on the left (eastern) bank of the river. From the Buda side, there are many medieval streets, museums, Roman ruins, caves, while the Pest side is full of flea markets, shops, and cafes.
Situated along the coast of the Danube, the Budapest Marriott Hotel is close to some of the most famous sights of Budapest, from the Chain Bridge to the Buda Castle. It provides a versatile space of 17,000 square meters and can host conferences for up to 650 guests.
Also, there is a formerly the Hungarian headquarters of the New York Life Insurance Company, the New York Palace seamlessly links 19th century Budapest with the energetic, artistic city of today. In deeply comfortable guest rooms you’ll find authentic period design updated with modern touches. For additional options in Budapest click here.
Besides, is good to know that Budapest is very well connected with the world. It has a good transportation system with lines for international services, as well as Budapest Ferenc Liszt’s main airport. In addition, public transport in the city is very efficient and simple.
Prague, Czech Republic
Prague today is the capital and largest city of the Czech Republic and the historical capital of Bohemia. With a beautiful location along the Vltava River, it’s considered as a well-known world tourist destination and one of Europe’s convention and meeting superstars.
There are so many attractive historical and cultural sites, but also very interesting modern places your attendees can visit. Since 1992, the extensive historic center of Prague has been included in the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites.
Besides, accommodation in Prague is very diverse. You can find a venue or hotel according to your needs and expectations.
An ideal location, between the historic Old Town and the business district, combines with great service at Hilton Prague. All of Prague’s major attractions and shopping centers are within easy reach and the airport is just a 25-minute drive away. From delicious cuisine and stylish guest rooms to a health club and meeting facilities, you’ll find an impressive list of amenities in the hotel.
Further, there is the Hotel Duo, situated only 12 minutes by metro from the city center. It offers a wide range of quality and value for money services for leisure and business. Organize your perfect meeting at the newly-refurbished conference center with a big congress hall and 10 smaller meeting rooms.
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Vaclav Havel is Prague’s airport, located six miles west of the city center. The airport accommodates flights to and from Europe and North America. The city’s transportation system is very simple, so getting around this city is easy. There are metro, bus, and tram service.
In recent years, Serbia has returned to the international MICE market, emphasizing its very dynamic development.
Belgrade is the capital and largest city of Serbia. It is located at the confluence of the Sava and Danube rivers and the crossroads of the Pannonian Plain and the Balkan Peninsula. At the same time, it’s the center of all business, cultural and social activities in this country.
It has so many historical and cultural sites, but also very great places to relax and enjoy, such as a Bohemian district Skadarlija.
Its international airport, Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport (BEG) is well connected to the entire world.
The choices for hotel venues in Belgrade include Hyatt Regency Belgrade – the preferred upscale hotel for leisure and business travelers. It is located in the heart of New Belgrade. New Belgrade is a business and entertainment district, close to the city center and the Belgrade airport. It has conference rooms which are spacious, elegant and equipped with all the necessary technical equipment. Thus, venues are suitable for organizing conferences, meetings, banquets, etc.
Capture magical moments and explore Belgrade, one of Europe’s most vibrant cities, from the distinctly cosmopolitan Metropol Palace. The hotel was originally designed as the venue for a global conference in 1961. It blends the era’s international architectural and interior style with contemporary luxury.
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Good traffic connections, great hotels, and quality services make Belgrade one of the most attractive destinations for congress tourism in this part of Europe.
Bucharest is the capital and largest city of Romania, as well as its cultural, industrial, and financial center. It represents a great mix of historical and modern architecture with elegant buildings and beautiful venues.
There are so many cozy places where you can organize your event. One of them is JW Marriott Bucharest Grand Hotel, located next door to the Palace of the Parliament. It’s distant just a few moments from legendary Old Town and provides convenient access to both railway and subway stations. If you’re hosting an event in Bucharest, you can take advantage of our expansive venue spaces, which include the stunning Grand Ballroom.
RIN Grand Hotel Bucharest is a modern hotel, built in 2007, having a wide range of services perfectly adapted for business or leisure travelers. Is situated at only 10 minutes drive from the Bucharest historical center. The area is easily accessible and offers a generous parking lot. Wherefore, you shouldn’t lose time within traffic or looking for a parking place.
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Henri Coanda International Airport (OTP) is the city’s airport, approximately 10 miles northwest of the city center. It has service throughout the world, although there is no direct service at present to the United States or Canada.
One of the most beautiful metropolis in this part of the world is certainly Bratislava, the capital of the Republic of Slovakia and its largest city. it’s located on the banks of the Danube River.
Thanks to its strategic position in Central Europe, it has a very developed economy, especially banking and technology industries. This is one of the main reasons why it attracts so many different meeting groups. Accordingly, it offers a large number of venues and hotels.
One of them is the Grand Hotel River Park, situated in downtown on the banks of the Danube. You can reach it by many means of transportation: Bratislava and Vienna international airports, a rooftop heliport, private river pier, and the Danube cycle path. It has eleven elegant function rooms are complemented by business centers.
In addition, there is X-bionic® sphere, a multifunctional resort for sports and relaxation. The ideal location of the resort guarantees easy accessibility from Bratislava (30 min.), Vienna (60 min.) and Budapest (120 min.). Also from other European metropolises or the entire world. The complex includes one of the most up-to-date and largest Olympic riding centers, a modern athletic stadium, first-class X-bionic® hotel, and top congress facilities. It’s a great place for team buildings.
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The main airport serving Bratislava is Letisko M.R. Stefanika Airport, located nine miles outside the city proper, and offering six carriers with services to Rome, Paris, and London.