Top 10 hotels for business meetings in Europe
As the global meetings, incentives, conferencing and exhibitions (MICE) market is forecast to reach a value of €1.1trn by 2023, we take a peek inside the top 10 European hotels for MICE according to Cvent, ranked by analysis of booking activity.
10. InterContinental Vienna
Located in the capital of Austria, InterContinental Vienna has earned its place as the 10th top meeting hotel in Europe, providing approximately 17,000 sq ft of meeting space and 459 guest rooms to business leaders across the globe. With extras such as VIP services, video conferencing and AV capabilities, the hotel has also topped the leaderboard as Austria’s Leading Hotel in the World Travel Awards in 2008, 2011 and 2012 respectively.
9. Hilton London Paddington
Situated close to Paddington train station (one of London’s busiest), Hilton London Paddington isn’t just an accessible hotel - it is also the ninth top meeting hotel in the continent according to Cvent. Built in 1854, the hotel boasts 419 guest rooms and 11,000 sq ft of meeting space for business executives to host a MICE event. Worldwide, the Hilton Hotels & Resorts group operates across 570 locations.
8. Rome Marriott Park Hotel
Featuring a multi-purpose facility that covers a total surface area of 11 sq km, the Rome Marriott Park Hotel hosts one of the largest conference centres in Europe. Located approximately 11km from Fiumicino International Airport and 14km from Rome city centre, the hotel is convenient for overseas travellers and features 40 modular meeting rooms for business events, making it an ideal MICE location.
7. Hilton Diagonal Mar Barcelona
Built in 2005 and later renovated in 2018, the Hilton Diagonal Mar Barcelona has been ranked by Cvent as the seventh top meeting hotel in Europe. From 2012 to 2017, the four-star hotel achieved the international Green Key accolade that highlights excellence in environmental management. Additionally, the hotel was also awarded the TripAdvisor excellence recognition from 2012 to 2016.
6. Hilton Munich Park
Celebrated as one of Germany's leading manufacturing regions, the city of Munich is also home to Hilton Munich Park, which Cvent ranks as the sixth top hotel for MICE business in Europe. Built in 1972, the hotel boasts 484 guest rooms and 40,000 sq ft of meeting space. Germany represents the country with the largest number of hotels on Cvent’s ranking, with 12 German hotels making the cut for the Top 50 list.
5. Sheraton Frankfurt Airport Hotel & Conference Centre
Featuring 60 meeting rooms – with the largest room being 12,163 sq ft – the Sheraton Frankfurt Airport Hotel & Conference Centre has established itself as one of the top five MICE hotels on the continent. The four-star hotel is directly connected to Frankfurt Airport’s Terminal 1, making it a convenient site for overseas travellers. Globally, Sheraton Hotels & Resorts operates over 500 hotels.
4. Hotel Arts Barcelona
Located on the Spanish beachfront, the Hotel Arts Barcelona is a luxury hotel under the Ritz-Carlton banner. Fronted by the iconic fish sculpture known as Peix, the five-star hotel includes 55,000 sq ft of meeting space and 4,000 sq ft of exhibition space. The Barcelona hotel also includes a casino, onsite restaurant and business centre.
3. DoubleTree by Hilton, Amsterdam Centraal Station
Set in the heart of Amsterdam, DoubleTree by Hilton Amsterdam Centraal Station is also a favourite for business meetings and events. The four-star hotel boasts 30,000 sq ft of meeting space and 43 meeting rooms. This includes the southern area of its popular SkyLounge, which offers panoramic views of the city’s skyline.
2. Hilton London Metropole
Located in the British capital, Hilton London Metropole is one of Europe's largest conference hotels with 42 well-equipped meeting and event rooms. Built in 1972, the four-star hotel offers 45,000 sq. ft. of meeting space and 1,059 guest rooms in the heart of central London. This location was the first Hilton Hotel to have opened in the UK.
1. Hilton Prague
Hilton has taken the top three spots for generating the most MICE business in Europe, with the Hilton Prague topping the leaderboard as the number one meeting hotel in the continent. Hilton’s Czech offering has 791 guest rooms and an impressive 50,000 sq ft of flexible convention and banquet space. Every year the site hosts over 500 events of all types and sizes, catering for more than 70,000 delegates. "I am truly proud to see Hilton Prague being recognised," said Hilton Prague General Manager Michael Specking. "Hilton Prague is a fantastic contemporary venue… it’s the team’s focus to consistently deliver a high level of services.” Bharet Malhotra, Senior Vice President of Sales for Cvent’s Hospitality Cloud added: "With industry research showing the current global value of the MICE industry at €660bn+ and growing substantially, and Europe dominating with a market share of 42%, there is huge potential for hotels across the region to capitalise on group business opportunities."
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