Together with new venues and halls increasingly more new hotel rooms are offered in Riga, capital of the Baltic State of Latvia. Organizers have a good choice of different concepts and styles now across Riga and Latvia. The find everywhere affordable and functional hotel space, with many meeting rooms and facilities.
Recent additions to the Riga hotel scene include the AC Hotel by Marriott with 239 guest rooms. The top floor meeting spaces look out over the roofs of the
city’s famed Art Nouveau district. They offer a unique relaxation concept to delegates who need to unwind in the conference breaks: they have a range of bee hives outside in front of the glass doors and windows. If you are lucky enough, the beekeeper is there to check the hives and harvest the honey. It is nice to have such touch with nature in the 11th floor of a very contemporary hotel, it is in fact very meditative. Together with the bees’ experience, the AC Hotel by Marriott Riga offers 4 multifunctional conference rooms situated on the hotel’s upper floor, with the capacity of the largest meeting room being 160 guests.
The conference rooms are flooded with day light and are cutting-edge stylish and pleasant. The hotel is in midst of new restaurants, cozy cafes and gourmet stores, museums and art galleries, Art Nouveau buildings, a beautiful park, sports facilities, concert and event venues.
The AC Hotel by Marriott is within walking distance to the new great venue for events of all kinds — the Hanzas Perons, a former Riga cargo railway warehouse in New Hanza neighbourhood (very close to the city centre — only about 10 minutes walking distance), which has been rebuilt into a contemporary space with an industrial character and opened recently.
In the old town area, which is a UNESCO World Heritage site, the Garden Inn by Hilton ads an extra 100 rooms to Riga’s offering recently. The Hilton Garden Inn Riga Old Town sits in the very centre, next to Riga’s most photographed building – the House of Black Heads.
An old town location means most of the city’s major attractions and numerous venues are within walking distance. Growth is set to continue with the arrival of the
Holiday Inn and Radisson RED brand properties in coming years. Radisson RED is the group’s new lifestyle brand for the “millennial mindset traveler” The hotel will be located on Elizabates iela, in the heart of the city. The 220 room Radisson RED Riga is expected to open its doors by 2020. Radisson RED Riga will be situated in close proximity to the railway station, and just ten kilometers from the largest international airport in the Baltic States. Within five minutes of walking from the hotel, there is Riga’s historic center.
Riga’s existing hotel portfolio includes the Radisson Blu Latvija Conference & Spa Hotel, able to host up to 1200 delegates – going through major renovation, including brand new lobby, refreshed restaurants and other public areas – the Pullman Riga Old Town with a maximum capacity of 200 people and the Grand Hotel Kempinski Riga with space for up to 360 people in its conference suite. Many hotels are within walking distance of Riga’s major attractions, transport hubs and venues. Most properties are new or recently renovated and many, such as the Grand Poet Hotel, Pullman Riga Old Town Hotel and Grand Hotel Kempinski Riga, are located in historical buildings.
Recent additions to the Riga hotel scene are also the Park Inn Riga Valdemara just across the bridge from the old town and conveniently located between two university campuses.
All in all, Riga offers 13.500 beds and 350 meeting rooms in all sizes, choices are in the range of small executive meetings to large scale congresses with a
few thousand delegates. Most 4-star properties in the city have experience and are familiar with compliance and regulations for healthcare events. Rooms in 5-star category have expanded and the growing hotel Infrastructure supports the development of conference business in Latvia.
A new congress centre, the ATTA is planned to open in the end of 1. Quarter of 2020 https://attacentre.com/0
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