Snow-dusted mountains, verdant valleys and a thriving banking industry are what bring groups to Andorra la Vella. Located in the Pyrenees between Spain and France, Andorra la Vella is a beautiful, historic city that welcomes 10 million visitors annually. It is the capital of the co-principality of Andorra, as well as its largest city. Due to Andorra's status as a tax haven, it is also a major banking center. Meeting venues in Andorra la Vella are used to a well-heeled clientele.
While mountainous Andorra does not have a commercial airport, there are seven international airports within 200 or so miles. Barcelona's El Prat de Llobregat Airport, Spain's second-largest, is 124 miles southeast and serviced by over 100 carriers. Another alternative for fliers, France's Toulouse-Blagnac Airport, is 126 miles to the north and counts British Airways, Air France, and Aer Lingus among its 24 carriers. While taxi fare from either airport is approximately $360, both airports offer car rentals as well as regular bus services to Andorra la Vella.
Meeting venues in Andorra la Vella include the new Andorra la Vella Congress Centre, which can accommodate events of up to 900 people. This modern facility has 45,208 square feet of space and offers four soundproof rooms, interpreting services, catering, audio-visual equipment and over 20 set-up options.
Hotels venues in Andorra la Vella can also host large groups: The 5 Star, 98-room Andorra Park Hotel has 10,495 square feet of meeting space in downtown Andorra la Vella for 850 guests. Six unique spaces totaling 5,382 square feet are offered at the 172–room Mercure Andorra Hotel, which can accommodate 365. With shuttle service to the slopes, the Andorra Center hotel is perfect for ski-enthusiasts and can seat 100 in its three meeting spaces.
Andorra la Vella's northern neighbor, Encamp, is home to the Encamp Function and Conference Room, which boasts 21,528 square feet of flexible space for up to 1,200. Located in St. Julia de Loris, the Lauredia Arts and Conference Center is a fine-arts facility with meeting rooms for up to 800. The newly refurbished Andorra Ice Palace, 15 minutes away in Canillo, offers over 2,400 square of space and can host 314 for formal presentations in its auditorium.
La Borda Pairal, an authentic Andorran restaurant, has space for 120 in its rustic yet charming dining room. For business meetings, French-Andorran restaurant Versailles offers private dining space for 75 guests. Restaurant Bordas Estevet is known for its traditional Andorran cuisine, and is a great place for groups of 40 to gather.