Boutique hotels are an excellent choice for corporate groups that want to ensure privacy and maximize opportunities for team bonding.
Europe has a tradition of boutique hotels at various price points. Event planners will be pleased to find complimentary Wi-Fi, state-of-the-art technology and well-equipped meeting venues.
Unique decor, central locations and the ease of getting from the airport and to attractions adds to the appeal of boutique hotels in Europe.
Grand Hotel Bellevue's 57 designer rooms are equipped with TVs with DVD players, CD players, and Wi-Fi to ensure year round comfort and convenience.
Conference and meeting rooms are designed to foster reflection and creative thinking. Of the 4 Pensador meeting rooms, Pensador I has a capacity of 80; the rest are ideal for business meetings and breakouts for up to 10 participants.
During breaks, guests can relax on the terrace and enjoy majestic views of Gstaad's mountains.
When it's time to relax or for those important presentations, there is a private cinema with seating for 20.
For private dining, groups can be treated to a 5 course tasting menu presented by Chef de Cuisine Urs Gshwend at Restaurant Prado (with one Michelin star and 15 Gault Millau points). Le Petit Chalet is a unique venue designed like a mountain cabin. In this cozy setting, up to 16 guests can enjoy cheeses and traditional Swiss specialties like fondue and raclette. Wine tasting is available in the Carnotzet wine bar and cellar.
All 52 non-smoking stylishly decorated rooms are have exquisite designer furniture. Room rates include complimentary Wi-Fi.
The 4 meeting rooms are fully equipped with projectors, screens, a PA system with wireless microphones, DVD players and flip charts.
Group dining is available at the Atelier Restaurant.
Landscaping is extensive. There is a garden as well as 2 terraces for relaxation (ground level and rooftop). Amenities include a solarium, sauna, pool, fitness facilities.
Earlier this year, Jumeirah Group unveiled its newest European hotel in a secluded setting surrounded by the Tramuntana mountains. The hotel is on a cliff overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. To ensure maximum privacy, the 120 rooms and suites are spread among the 11 buildings on the property.
The ballroom with space for 140 guests and the 3 meeting rooms offer stunning views of the mountains and the sea from floor-to-ceiling windows and the terrace.
Facilities include the fitness club and Talise Spa. The hotel is family friendly, with its own pirate-themed kid's club.
Banquet facilities are available at the 3 restaurants on property. There are also 5 bars and lounges that offer spectacular views of the sea.
With 128 rooms, Splendid Hotel and Spa Nice is a comfortable 400 meters from the sea. All guest rooms have Wi-Fi.
Meeting facilities include 5 venues of various sizes that can accommodate 8 to 60 participants. For receptions, Massena has a capacity of 140 and Louisiane is ideal for groups of up to 70. All rooms are equipped with video projectors and screens.
L'EssenCiel Restaurant showcases Mediterranean cuisine through seasonal menus with fresh local ingredients. L'EssenCiel Bar features tapas and fashions a new signature cocktail each month.
Guests can end each day by relaxing, unwinding and enjoying panoramic views of Nice.
In another new offering, Jumeirah Group has transformed two 19th-century venues to provide modern amenities in a historical setting. This 116-room hotel reflects a 1920s Art Deco influence. All guest rooms have marble tubs, high definition, flat screen televisions and complimentary high speed Internet.
The 5 meeting rooms provide options for groups ranging in size from 10 to 250. Meeting rooms offer complimentary Internet, screens, projectors, microphones, and portable platforms.
In Magnolia's arched dining rooms, guests can enjoy authentic Italian and Japanese gourmet cuisine. The stunning decor reflects Roman influences with marble, cobblestone floors, crystal chandeliers and cascading waterfalls.
Photo Credits: © Grand Hotel Bellevue, © Maritim, © Splendid Hotel and Spa Nice, © Jumeirah Group
For assistance in planning your trip, consult the Cvent Western Europe Meeting and Event Planning Guide in the Cvent Destination Guide.