With its year-round sunny weather, charming venues and rich culture and history, it’s no wonder Spain is one of the most popular destinations for business tourism.
Event organisers are spoilt for choice when it comes to choosing hotels in Spain for their MICE event – whether they’re looking for something by the beach, a big city with cosmopolitan infrastructure or a small town with lots of history. In a previous blog we wrote about how to find the perfect venue to ensure organisational success. Here are a few hotels in Spain that encapsulate all of the elements listed for a successful event:
Hotel Alfonso XIII, Seville
Seville is Spain’s fourth largest city, but it has the charm of a small town. If you’d like to experience a taste of the Andalusian culture, then Hotel Alfonso XIII is the perfect location for your MICE events. The hotel is walking distance from amenities, and it’s easy to get around by foot. It boasts eight luxurious multifunctional rooms, perfect for business meetings, gatherings or events. The hotel comes with all the necessities such as free Wi-Fi, efficient staff, stunning rooms and a restaurant, tapas cafe and bar. Hotel Alfonso XIII was opened with a banquet attended by King Alfonso XIII and Queen Victoria Eugenie of Battenberg, which means it’s one of the hotels in Spain that is literally fit for royalty. In your free time, make sure to take a stroll to the trendy bars and tapas cafes. The city’s streets will welcome you with the sweet scent of orange blossoms, as Seville is lined with thousands of orange trees.
Melia Granada, Granada
Melia Granada is perfectly located in the city centre, within walking distance from shops, tourist attractions and restaurants. Meliá Granada is an elegant and modern business hotel. It boasts a conference centre with four meeting and banqueting rooms for up to 220 people, equipped with the latest technology and modern audiovisual equipment. From certain rooms, you can get a spectacular view of the Sierra Nevada, the only ski resort in Spain. The Moorish architecture gives Granada a rich, cultural vibe – with local markets, hookah lounges and Turkish baths. In your spare time, take a walk to the lively city centre or visit the beautiful Alhambra, a palace inhabited by the Nasrid dynasty in 1333.
Hotel Preciados, Madrid
If you’re looking for a cosmopolitan city with modern infrastructure for your next event, Madrid is the ideal location. Madrid is Spain’s most important destination for trade fairs, conventions and international events. Hotel Preciados is located in the heart of Madrid, close to all the cultural attractions. The hotel has four meeting rooms with state-of-the-art technology. The Apolo Room, can be divided into 3 separate, completely soundproof rooms for any social or business event. Hotel Preciados offers a corporate menu and coffee break services, adding that extra detail to ensure your meeting is a success.
AR Diamante Beach Hotel, Calpe
If a gorgeous hotel in a coastal town is the way you want to go, AR Diamante Beach is a great choice. It’s the perfect mixture of business and pleasure, boasting modern conference rooms with beautiful ocean views. Diamante Beach’s conference rooms is perfect for any kind of set-up, whether it’s business or social. With state of the art technology, capacity for up to 950 people and a 700m2 ballroom, you can see why they won the Condé Nast Johansens’ Best for Meetings 2014 award. When you’re not busy with conference things, make sure to lounge on one of Calpe’s fine sandy beaches or treat yourself to the best, freshest seafood at one of their fish restaurants. Being near the beach is known to decrease stress and help you reset, so your delegates will be relaxed and in good spirits. Doesn’t that sound like the ideal mood you’d want your guests to be in?
Searching for hotels in Spain can be overwhelming if you don’t know what you want. If you are looking for a hotel with the perfect mixture of business and pleasure, then Calpe is the ideal location for your next business conference. We at AR Hotels can help you with all the details of your next business conference in a location that is perfect for you. Contact us to host your next event at one of our incredible hotels in Calpe. With some pretty impressive MICE awards under our belt, you can trust us to take care of you, and together we will create a memorable business conference.