During our visit of CONVENE, we’ve spoken to different hotel directors and visited some of Vilnius’ hotels. The choice of hotels is diverse, featuring many international top names including Kempinski, Relais & Chateaux, Radisson Blu and Novotel as well as cosy boutique hotels and guesthouses run by local families. All in all, there are 66 hotels with many new ones planned to open in the next years.
A special hotel recently opened is the Artagonist Art Hotel, where we spent our nights. To learn more about it, you should read Johanna’s article about that hotel.
At CONVENE I met Kristina Viskontaite, Sales & Marketing Director of Comfort Hotel LT Rock ‘N’ Roll. She started our conversation with some impressive thoughts…: “First, we have to sell Vilnius to Europe. And first, then, we can think about business deals.”
She then told me that the hotel was opened 5 years ago. It has 200 rooms and 4 meeting rooms, with its biggest space hosting up to 120 people. The hotel is located within walking distance of the Old Town and is only 10 minutes away from the airport. It features a 24h gym and the popular Time restaurant. The neighbourhood has a hipster atmosphere, there are boutique shops, coffee shops and many festivals are regularly taking place there. It is a 3 stars hotel but the “best 3 stars you can find in Vilnius”, as Kristina said. Tripadvisor rated the hotel as number 2 in Vilnius, and number 3 as most successful in Lithuania.
For the next day, she invited me to meet her at the hotel. Kristina explained: “We don’t have luxurious furniture. The luxuries are our communication”. And that is true: You can find the topic “music” everywhere in the hotel. The pictures are all about music (the majority of them are made by local artists ). All rooms have a certain theme: such as the Beetles, Mike Jagger and Madonna. In the bathrooms you can find quotes on the wall and the hangers are saying: “baby that looks good on you”.
Kristina: “Our hotel is unique. In the whole Baltics, you can’t find a hotel which has music as a theme. RocknRoll is a philosophy here. We’re revolutionary.”
The chair backs in the meeting rooms have different colours. Kristina’s explanation: “We avoid formality, we want our guests to feel relaxed and take off the pressure”.
Hear why you should choose Comfort Hotel LT:
Kristina mentioned that there are two seasons: From May to September, there are mainly tourists in the hotel, from October to April mainly business people. And this number is steadily growing. More and more meetings from well-known companies take place in the Comfort Hotel, among them the Dankse Bank (Denmark), SEB Bank (Sweden), Uber, different IT companies and associations.
If you are looking for a hotel for your next meeting in Vilnius and if you look for something “different”, then the Rock ‘N’ Roll hotel is the right choice!!
Please read all stories from our story line:
- Vilnius recognises great economic value in supporting the meetings industry!
- Convene in Vilnius: modern, efficient and personal
- Doing business in Lithuania – definitely not a bad choice
- Excellent venues in Vilnius: LITEXPO and Modern Art Center
- Olaf Martens, CEO of Vilnius Airport about the airport’s successful developement
- Artagonist – a new design hotel in the centre of Vilnius
Your contact in Vilnius:
Head of Vilnius Tourism and Convention Bureau
Go Vilnius | The official international economic
development agency of the City of Vilnius
tel. +370 5 212 1833
Your contact at tmf:
Project Manger Content & PR
+49 931 9002 114