Bratislava a thriving metropolis on the banks of the Danube River is the capital of the Republic of Slovakia—and its largest city. The local economy is driven by the tourism, banking and technology industries, and companies such as IBM, Accenture, Volkswagen and Tatra Banka maintain headquarters here. With a multi-cultural population, historic Old Town and central European location, the wide array of event venues in Bratislava await meeting groups.
The main airport serving Bratislava is Letisko M.R. Stefanika Airport, located nine miles outside the city proper and offering six carriers with services to Rome, Paris and London. A taxi into the city runs about $29 and city public transportation options include buses, trams and trolley buses. Fares are based on either travel time or zones and are inexpensive.
Incheba Expo Bratislava, on the right bank of the Danube and within walking distance of the historic center of town, offers comprehensive and modern facilities as the premier exhibition venue in Bratislava. The multiple venues feature 645,834 square feet of indoor exhibition space and 430,556 square feet of landscaped outdoor space.
VIPs can arrive by boat at the elegant, riverside 191-room Kempinski Hotel River Park, which offers 11 meeting spaces in the heart of Bratislava. The hotel's 2,789-square-foot Maria Theresa Ballroom can host 340, and the outdoor Japanese Garden is ideal for 500. The 120-room DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Bratislava, attached to the new Ondrej Nepela sports complex, has 13,000 square feet of space for 600 and eight meeting rooms, placing it among the largest event venues in Bratislava. The luxury boutique, 54–room Marrol's Hotel can accommodate groups of 50 in the conference hall or Green Saloon.
The exciting Casino Cafe Reduta can host 300, and attendees can also partake in games risk-free or with money on the line. Recently, the City Gallery of Bratislava made the 2,507-square-foot attic of Mirbach Palace available for special events for up to 80. For settings with history and culture, the Bratislava City Museum's 72-seat Cinema Hall or the public rooms of the Old Town Hall can be rented.
Alize Restaurant offers an international menu, private areas for 50, and can be rented out entirely for 250 guests. Cocktail receptions for 220 and seating for 150 are available at Rambla, a modern tapas bar. Flowers Restaurant and Wine Bar offers an upscale yet familial ambiance where groups of 30 can enjoy wine and Mediterranean cuisine.