Destination in the spotlight: Croatia
Exploring and screening destinations pro-actively is an important part of our mission. Event professionals need to know as many destinations as possible, and as detailed as possible, this in order to consult to their customers perfect-fit destinations and venues for their projects.
On this occassion we screened a destination more to the Western part of Europe. We visited Croatia, more specificaly the Dalmatian region. What a discovery!
In this article we highlight the city of Split as well as Hvar island, a hidden gem with potential for events.
“We were trully impressed by Split and the surrounding islands.”
Split is the 2nd biggest city in Croatia and is located at the Adriatic Sea. Easily reachable by its own airport with direct flights from all over Europe. The old town of Split is a Unesco Heritage site since 1979 and definitely worth a visit. In terms of international hotels we selected Le Méridien Lav, a 5* resort in Podstrana which is only 8 km away from the centre of Split. The resort is located at the seaside and has his own marina. Also foodies will find their way around this hotel as it boasts 7 restaurants and bars on-site.
Le Méridien Lav is not only an ideal destination for leisure, but as it houses the largest conference venue in town, it is also the ideal venue for your business meetings. The largest room can take up to 800 people in theatre style and 450 people for banquets. Additionally it has 7 break-outs rooms and a terrace that complete the conference centre. And If you want to try your luck, you can also visit the casino, located in the same building as the hotel.
Next to the mainland, Croatia consists of over a thousand of Islands. The most well-known is Hvar.
Coastal Experience took us on a boat trip and we had a first stop-over in the harbour of Hvar. After a pleasant walk, the breathtaking view we got at the fortress was totally worth the effort! The whole fortress can be rented out for the organization of events. Hosting your guests here for a walking dinner after a conference in Le Meridien will be an unforgettable experience. The rental fee for the fortress is more than reasonable, and the possibilities are endless!
“Discovering destinations with high potential really excites us, in order to consult it to our clients.”