May 17, 2024
By Mike Fletcher

Mike Fletcher reviews Cvents Top Meeting Hotel rankings for Europe. Find out which properties are attracting the most MICE business enquiries made through Cvents venue-sourcing platform. 

Meliá Castilla, part of the Melia Hotels International group, is the number one property on the 2024 list of Cvent's Top Meeting Hotels in Europe.

The Madrid-based property moved up three places from last year’s Top Lists to take the number one spot after making considerable improvements to its meetings and events offerings, including more LED screens and faster connectivity. 

Meliá Castilla offers 909 rooms and 12 suites spread across fifteen floors, each thoughtfully designed with an emphasis on tranquillity and silence. It also has 7,000 sqm of events space and 33 function rooms, the largest of which can host 700 attendees for a cocktail reception.  

Being recognised as the #1 Cvent Top Meeting Hotel in Europe is an incredible honour. We have a strong meeting and event-focused culture at Meliá Castilla and this recognition is a testament to our deep commitment to building lasting relationships with our planners to deliver great events.”

- Marcos Mellado, Director of Sales at the Meliá Castilla. 

The 2024 list of Top Meeting Hotels in Europe by Cvent is based on the sourcing activity through the Cvent Supplier Network between January 2023 and December 2023. More than $16B of MICE business was sourced through Cvent’s online platforms in 2023. 

Meliá Castilla moved up three places from last year to take the number one spot. In second place is the 791-room Hilton Prague (pictured below), which has risen three places from the previous year. 

Newcomers to the Top 10 Meeting Hotels in Europe list (listed below) include NH Collection Madrid Eurobuilding (#3), Lisbon Marriott Hotel (#5), Hilton Barcelona (#6), Meliá Avenida América (#8) and AC Hotel Barcelona Forum (#10). Meliá Avenida América has climbed an astonishing 87 places to get into this year’s Top 10. 

We are honoured and delighted to be recognised as the #3 Top Meeting Hotel in Europe by Cvent. The recent renovations in our meeting rooms, each bathed in natural light, have helped our property stand out to planners who are looking for state-of-the-art audio-visual technology for more efficient, high-impact meetings. Were deeply committed to providing best-in-class service to our guests and our recently refreshed restaurant and bar offers a sophisticated, dynamic space to host exceptional events. Cvent continues to be a key and preferred partner of the NH Collection Madrid Eurobuilding as we look to welcome even more groups and events to our incredible property located in the heart of Madrid.”

Angel Villegas, General Manager, NH Collection Madrid Eurobuilding.

Thousands of properties have been ranked for Cvent's Meeting Hotels Top List 2024 according to total requests for proposals (RFPs), awarded RFPs, total room nights, awarded room nights, major metropolitan area market share, conversion rate, and response rate. 

💡You can browse the Top 50 Meeting Hotels in Europe here

💡To discover where your hotel ranked, type its name into our Top Lists search page here.

Top 10 Meeting Hotels in Europe

  1. Melia Castilla (Madrid, Spain) (+3)
  2. Hilton Prague (Prague, Czech Republic) (+3)
  3. NH Collection Madrid Eurobuilding (Madrid, Spain) (+8)
  4. Madrid Marriott Auditorium Hotel & Conference Center (Madrid, Spain) (-2)
  5. Lisbon Marriott Hotel (Lisbon, Portugal) (+9)
  6. Hilton Barcelona (Barcelona, Spain) (+11)
  7. InterContinental Athenaeum Athens (Athens, Greece) (+2)
  8. Melia Avenida America (Madrid, Spain) (+87)
  9. Corinthia Lisbon (Lisbon, Portugal) (-2)
  10. AC Hotel Barcelona Forum (Barcelona, Spain) (+37)

To delve further into the Top Meeting Hotels, visit the Cvent Top Lists page.

Mike Fletcher

Mike Fletcher

Mike has been writing about the meetings and events industry for almost 20 years as a former editor at Haymarket Media Group, and then as a freelance writer and editor. He currently runs his own content agency, Slippy Media, catering for a wide-range of client requirements, including social strategy, long-form, event photography, event videography, reports, blogs and ghost-written material.

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