VENUE OF THE MEETING
COP 23 · Portorož · Slovenia · Hotel Bernardin
5. – 8. December 2023
Grand Hotel Bernardin *****
St. Bernardin is one of the most important player in the SEE region, as a Mediterranean meetings industry supplier. Ideally located at the top of the Adriatic Sea, between the medieval town of Piran and modern Portoroz, offers three hotels and convention centre. Location
Portorož, known as “Port of Roses” in Slovenian, is situated in the southwestern region of Slovenia, within the administrative boundaries of the municipality of Piran. This charming coastal city has evolved into a sheltered enclave nestled beneath the imposing flysch ridge, offering protection from the northern winds. Portorož has established itself as an exceptionally popular destination for tourists, where one can find respite, amusement, and even opportunities for business endeavors.
The historical roots of Portorož date back to the 13th century when it garnered local recognition as a health resort. In 1897, this distinction was formally conferred upon the city, marking its official status as a health resort. Blessed with a subtropical climate, Portorož stands as one of the warmest regions in Slovenia. It enjoys a wealth of sunny days with relatively low annual precipitation, typically ranging between 1000 and 1100 millimeters. Winters in Portorož are characterized by mild temperatures, with rare occurrences of sub-zero temperatures.
Portorož is a place where diverse cultures, music, natural beauty, culinary delights, and a rich historical legacy converge, creating an environment that allows visitors to momentarily escape the rigors of daily life and immerse themselves in relaxation. The leisure activities offered in Portorož, such as tranquil strolls along the coastline, invigorating beachside jogs, and refreshing swims in the sea, invigorate the spirit and rejuvenate the soul.
The presence of salt pans, brimming with natural treasures like salt, brine, and mud, has played a pivotal role in fostering tourism in Portorož. As far back as the 19th century, the therapeutic qualities of these substances were recognized, leading to the establishment of Portorož’s first hotels and spas.
Culinary traditions in coastal towns like Portorož predominantly feature recipes showcasing the flavors of the sea. Delectable dishes comprise a variety of seafood, including fish, shellfish, crustaceans, and other marine delicacies. The Primorska people are renowned for their distinctive approach to preparing seafood, resulting in dishes that are deemed even more flavorful than if prepared elsewhere.
Situated in an illustrious setting between the coastal towns of Portorož and Piran, the prestigious Grand Hotel Bernardin stands as a beacon of luxury and sophistication. Boasting a prime location directly adjacent to the tranquil waters of the Adriatic Sea, the Grand Hotel Bernardin offers a superlative experience for discerning guests.
A defining feature of this opulent establishment is its renowned wellness center, Paradise Spa, which is equipped with an array of world-class amenities. Here, patrons can indulge in the ultimate relaxation, with a choice of saunas and a diverse range of therapeutic massages. An indoor swimming pool filled with invigorating heated sea water adds to the allure, ensuring that every guest’s comfort and well-being are meticulously catered to.
Grand Hotel Bernardin also proudly hosts the largest congress center in Slovenia, elevating it as a hub for noteworthy gatherings and events. This remarkable venue is strategically positioned in one of the most picturesque locales along the Slovenian coast, creating an ambiance that enhances the significance of any occasion.
The crown jewel of the Grand Hotel Bernardin’s congress facilities is the grandiose Europa hall, a spacious and versatile expanse capable of accommodating up to 1,100 participants. This hall, along with the multipurpose design of the Bernardin Congress Center, facilitates the organization of a wide spectrum of events. These encompass conventions, seminars, workshops, presentations, press conferences, and business meetings, all orchestrated with precision and elegance. Grand Hotel Bernardin’s commitment to excellence in hospitality and conferencing is exemplified in its dedication to offering unparalleled services and facilities that meet the highest standards of luxury and functionality.
The former monastery church of St. Bernardine has undergone a comprehensive transformation to emerge as the prestigious wellness hotel known as Histrion. Positioned prominently along the picturesque shoreline of Portorož, in close proximity to the beach, this hotel is an exemplar of opulence and relaxation.
Histrion Hotel, meticulously reconstructed to the highest standards, offers a collection of thoughtfully appointed rooms. Each room is designed to ensure the utmost comfort and luxury for its occupants, and many provide stunning vistas of the azure sea or the serene lagoon.
Distinguishing itself from the rest, Histrion Hotel extends an exclusive benefit to its guests. Direct access is granted to the alluring Aqua park Laguna Bernardin, a veritable oasis of aquatic fun and enjoyment. Furthermore, the esteemed spa center, Histrion, beckons with its array of rejuvenating and wellness amenities, providing a sanctuary for rest and revitalization. For those seeking their luck, the hotel also houses the renowned Casino Bernardin, where entertainment and fortune are at one’s fingertips.
To cater to a diverse array of interests, Histrion Hotel offers an extensive selection of sports and recreation programs. Guests with an inclination for an active vacation will find a wealth of options to suit their preferences. Whether it be water sports, fitness, or leisurely pursuits, the hotel is equipped to provide a gratifying and fulfilling experience. Histrion Hotel stands as a beacon of hospitality, providing a haven for those seeking both relaxation and adventure, set against the backdrop of Portorož’s idyllic shoreline.