We are so proud to announce the opening of the first international design hotel in Ljubljana – Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel opened its doors yesterday, giving vacationers and business travelers a great new starting point to discover Slovenia’s capital.
“We are proud to open the first international upper upscale hotel in Ljubljana” says Arno Schwalie, Area Vice President of Central Europe for the Radisson Hotel Group. “The Ljubljana opening complements the group’s active expansion in the Eastern European region and emerging markets. By the third quarter, Radisson Hotel Group has signed 37 new hotels with more than 7,000 rooms – 80% of which are in the emerging markets.
Where Blu is the new green
Sympathetic – that’s the first word that comes to mind when visiting Ljubljana. Bordered with beautiful green banks and expansive grass verges, the city calls for long promenades, little breaks and strolls across the numerous markets in between the alleys. Ljubljana has a proper green soul and shows remarkable engagement for it – it was just awarded the “Green Capital of Europe 2016” by the European Commission and the city with the “Tourism for Tomorrow” by the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC). In recent years, Ljubljana has been completely redesigned with sustainability in mind. Extensive pedestrian spaces, an ecological zone and state of the art under-street recycling systems have greatly improved the city.
The 300,000-residents community is a real beauty. A majestic medieval fortress dominates the heart of the city and the old town houses are decorated with playful facades and beautiful columns. Situated only an hour from the seaside and the mountains, between Hungary and Italy, the geographic location also speaks for itself. As Slovenia only gained its independence 24 years ago, the country has yet to establish itself as a travel destination abroad, but the growing sector of business and leisure travel shows that its international potential is huge.
Addressing the need for speed
Guests can also book the latest Tesla Model S for a chauffeur driven, noiseless, emission-free, totally unique, luxury, sports car experience. Radisson Blu is paying great attention to Responsible Business and constantly offering services to save resources and increase awareness of guests and employees for a sustainable lifestyle.
A sight to delight
The 208 rooms, 25 junior suites, 2 business suites and 1 executive suite are decorated in rich earthy tones with minimalistic design. The building, which has been just converted and re-branded from an existing hotel, is located 4 kilometers from the city center.
Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel, Ljubljana is a landmark at night as the avant-garde light design attracts much attention. Besides a large conference center, all rooms have a sizable working area and signature free high-speed internet - ideal for business travelers and their needs.
Featuring 15 floors, the Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel, Ljubljana dedicated the penthouse and the roof terrace to conferences and events. The 15th floor conference center offers a remarkable view of Ljubljana. This view is even more impressive on the terrace above that can be booked for special occasions. Down in the lobby, the Plaza Café not only offers coffee and tea specialties, but also cocktails mixed by an award winning bartender. The Plaza restaurant combines international cuisine with traditional Slovenian food, using local ingredients and flavors. A shopping area is located just around the corner and the Atlantis water park is only 300 meters away.
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