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Meeting Destinations with a Difference
Meeting Destinations with a Difference

Choosing an interesting venue for a business meeting or conference is a guaranteed way to impress clients, partners and employees alike.

If you are looking for an inspiring meeting venue outside of your city or country’s capital, why not try one of these five exciting destinations for your next business meeting?

Berchtesgaden, Germany

Sat 1,000m high in the Bavarian Alps,  Kempinski Hotel Berchtesgaden offers panoramic mountain views which will impress even the most well-travelled guests.

The hotel offers six rooms available for business hire, seating between 12 and 200 people, with the option of six different room set ups, making it perfect for everything from small board meetings to large conferences. There is also a fully equipped business centre, allowing for preparation ahead of the meeting and out of office work.

After your meeting, indulge in the hotel’s range of spa and wellness facilities, including a heated year-round outdoor pool nestled in the heart of mountain scenery.

High Tatras, Slovakia

Located on the picturesque shore of the glacial mountain lake, Strbske Pleso, is Grand Hotel Kempinski High Tatras. Despite its rural location, High Tatras can easily be reached by road and rail, and has access to several skiing and hiking areas nearby.

The hotel is made up of three interlinked buildings, all built in different eras, making it a fascinating complex to stay in for those with historical interests. Here, you can hire out one of two classic style ballrooms, seating up to 200 people, or choose to hire out the Lobby Lounge and Bar for more informal, networking events.

The surrounding area is home to Slovakia’s largest golf complex Black Stork, UNESCO World Heritage Site Spišský Castle, and Belianska Cave, among other attractions. Visits to these can be arranged through the hotel concierge.

For shorter stays, the hotel itself offers a spa and fitness centre, and a player’s lounge with sports and recreational activities available to use, all of which allow excellent opportunities for relaxing with colleagues.

Beirut, Lebanon

Lebanon’s capital city, Beirut, has the best of both worlds; warm Mediterranean waters and vibrant city life, giving visitors a wide range of activities to get involved in, from snorkelling to art museums.

Kempinski Summerland Hotel & Resort is Beirut’s only five-star luxury hotel with its own private beach, just a 15 minute-drive away from the popular district, Downtown Beirut. There are three elegantly furnished venues available here for business meetings, catering up to a maximum 1,000 guests. For weary travellers, the hotel offers a five-star spa experience where you and your team can relax and be pampered from 9am until 9pm.

Bodrum, Turkey

Stretching across Turkey’s southwest coast of Bodrum Peninsula, Bodrum is home to several historical land marks, including the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, which makes it the perfect excursion for impressing potential clients.

Kempinski Hotel Barbaros Bay Bodrum is tucked away in the Gökova Bay shores of the Bodrum Peninsula, just 15km away from the town and attractions. The hotel has six spaces for business hire, including a private beach and stone terrace area by the marina.

Outside of your meetings, use your leisure time to explore the coastline. Guests can enjoy a boat cruise around the bay, diving in the clear waters, or private sailing classes during their stay.

Istanbul, Turkey

Lying between Europe and Asia, Turkey’s capital Istanbul is a must-visit city filled with relics of the past, and a thriving food and nightlife scene. Hagia Sophia, a mosaic filled museum depicting Biblical scenes, is sure to wow your guests, while the trendy neighbourhood of Karaköy is great for drinks and networking.

Çırağan Palace Kempinski, a former Ottoman Imperial Palace, offers a luxury resort ambience within the city walls, and is widely regarded as Istanbul’s most distinguished venue for high profile meetings thanks to its 17 function rooms of various sizes. Overlooking the Bosporus waterway, The Palace Terrace can seat up to 2,500 people, making it perfect for corporate functions and events.

If you would like any further information on how we can help you host your next business meeting, don’t hesitate to contact us – alternatively, take a look at our other inspiring destinations and book your next meeting with Kempinski.

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