What are unique reasons to hold an event in Riga? How can an event organizer support the health of his conference participants? To answer these questions and find out more about trendy restaurants, we have spoken to Janis Priede, the Executive Sales Manager for Meetings & Events at Radisson Blu Hotel Latvija, the Baltics’ largest business and conference hotel.
1. In your opinion, what are unbeatable reasons to organize an event in Riga?
Riga today is one of the emerging MICE destinations, a great alternative to traditional destinations and a new destination, still undiscovered. Main reasons why Riga is a great choice for your next event: Easy to reach with more than 80 direct flights to all different European destinations, good value for money, clean and green environment.
2. An event organizer wants to offer something special for the health and wellbeing of his conference participants – what do you suggest to him?
Radisson Blu Hotels worldwide offer to their costumers a new concept for the meetings “Meeting experience” – part of this concept is Food, Brain food + conventional food. Brain food for meetings is an innovative and responsible food & drinks solution for meetings & events. Brain food keeps delegates blood sugar levels constant, helping them feel fresh, stay focused and enhance brain energy. The program was developed in collaboration with nutritional experts, chefs and food supply partners. The six steps of Brain food are – primarily fresh, locally sourced ingredients, pure ingredients with minimal processing, wholegrain products – fruit and vegetables and fish, less meat and lower fat content, natural sweeteners and low levels of added sugar, always with great taste and multi-sensory delight.
3. What is your personal “hot tip” for a trendy restaurant which can also be used for Incentive or conference groups?
I suggest KOYA – a great restaurant that can be used for incentive groups: www.koyarestaurant.com.
We also have a unique venue in Riga the cocktail lounge “Skyline Bar”: It is Riga’s one and only cocktail lounge in the sky, located on the 26th floor of the Radisson Blu Hotel Latvija and featuring the best view in the city: www.skylinebar.lv.
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