Brilliant ideas are born there, where the setting is right. Where everything is in place and ready to take care of tomorrow’s successful business. And where the technology exists to also connect you with those business contacts who are not on site. Seven new and completely modernised conference hotels and convention centres in Austria make all this possible.
Coupled with an excellent infrastructure, warm and competent hosts and diverse supporting fringe events, business travellers in Austria have for a long time already found exactly what they need. But you don't yet know these venues quite like this: A historic castle hotel, a futuristic congress centre and a city hotel – which, thanks to its design, takes you back to Paris of the 1920s. Here you can find out in which newly opened and extensively renovated locations in Austria meetings can be held.
Burghotel Schlaining: Meetings with historic ambiance
Schlaining Castle lies in the idyllic countryside of southern Burgenland and was recorded in 1271 for the first time. The conference centre with seminar and meeting rooms for up to 250 people was built in 1986 on top of the ruins of the outer castle bastion and the granary. Burghotel Schlaining has now been completely renovated and is newly opened. There are 64 rooms available for conference guests to stay in plus two small meeting rooms directly in the hotel. The event location has eight rooms of different sizes, which offer space for creative small group sessions as well as for networking on a larger scale.
The largest hall, the Granarium, can be equipped for diverse kinds of settings and, together with the balcony, accommodates up to 408 people – no matter whether for a cocktail reception, lectures or seminars with an exclusive U-shaped table. Or would you prefer to move your corporate party outdoors? The picturesque castle courtyard with a view of old chestnut trees is a special setting.
Even after your conference is over, the surrounding area offers a variety of options to explore: Nearby Bad Tatzmannsdorf is an Eldorado for thermal bath enthusiasts and golfers. Schlaining itself is located directly along the Paradise Route, one of the most beautiful cycle paths in Burgenland.
spinnerei designhotel linz: Casual comfort in Linz
Looking for urban individuality, innovative design and dynamic young architecture on your business trips? Then the provincial capital of Upper Austria has exactly what you’re looking for. The spinnerei designhotel linz, built in the south of Linz, is an innovative boutique hotel with 115 rooms and ten apartments.
Everything a business traveller could need during their stay is right here: comfortable rooms, a seminar space on the ground floor and with the in-house restaurant "da giulio," the great opportunity to toast to a successful meeting without leaving the premises.
The city on the Danube is also the starting point for entertaining fringe events: marvel at more than 300 graffiti at the Mural Habor, relax on a trip into the countryside with the Pöstlingberg tram, or end your day in the city’s cultural landmark, the Musiktheater.
Bad Hofgastein Congress Centre: Modernised conference expertise in SalzburgerLand
You are looking for a state-of-the-art location for a congress with space for many participants and with contact persons who have plenty of experience in organising events? Then you might already be familiar with the Bad Hofgastein Congress Centre. Originally built back in the 1990s, it has now been fully modernised, thanks to extensive renovation works.
As part of the modernisation, the congress hall, the reading room and the foyer were completely rebuilt. Additional seminar rooms have been erected on the lower floor. Whichever professional intentions may bring you to Bad Hofgastein, the congress centre offers you a generous area of 1,200 square metres of space.
Investments were also made in highly modern multimedia equipment, lighting and sound technology in order to offer a state-of-the-art setting for hybrid and digital events, conferences and seminars.
And after your event? The picturesque landscape with high mountains is ideal for excursions, hikes and bike tours.
Gut Pössnitzberg: Finding new professional paths in a winery in southern Styria
In the middle of the Wine Road in southern Styria with its romantic Mediterranean flair, the freshly renovated Gut Pössnitzberg opens its doors to conference guests. Your meetings and workshops take place in the free-standing seminar building, which lies completely undisturbed and set away from the hotel facilities.
With the spacious tasting room and the smaller Czamillonberg room, business participants have a total of three individual and inspiring rooms for up to 40 people at their disposal. You can use the hotel's screens, fixed or portable projectors, flip charts and pin boards for your meetings. Overnight accommodation for your guests is comprised of 38 lovingly furnished suites.
Maybe you want to boost your team spirit after the professional meetings or just relax at the end of the day? Then suitable fringe events are available, too, like having a special vineyard experience with a wine or sparkling wine tasting right on the wine estate. The picturesque surroundings with high hills and steep vineyards literally invite sports enthusiasts to go hiking or take an e-bike tour; alternatively, one can relax in the hotel's spa area and pool.
Gurgel Carat: From Tirol to the whole world
Where better to talk about the future of your company than in a state-of-the-art congress and event centre with futuristic architecture? The newly built Gurgl Carat in the Tirolean Ötztal Valley offers up to 520 participants comfortable space for conferences, conventions, seminars and meetings. Its unusual architectural shape with a glass façade reminiscent of a cut diamond, lets plenty of daylight into the rooms.
The ultra-modern technology in the hall shows just how fit the location is for the future: The highlights here are a 100 square metre screen with high-performance Full HD projectors and a high-quality sound system. As a result, your guests experience product presentations and video shows in cinema atmosphere.
Thanks to a flexible room concept, you can hold different events in up to four rooms simultaneously. The largest room offers 450 square metres of space for 470 persons. Smaller meetings can also take place at any time in a separate breakout room.
And after your professional event? The Ötztal Valley offers numerous options for exciting outdoor activities in nature to add as supporting itinerary.
Firmament: Vorarlberg event hall meets all the needs
Vorarlberg has a new event hall called the Firmament, which is also the largest in the province. All possible guest wishes were considered during the planning stage – thus, the location in Rankweil combines a lifestyle hotel and a business hotel with 143 rooms, event and seminar rooms and a restaurant all under one roof. Whether you’re arriving for a team meeting or an international conference – the Firmament gives your event that special ambience.
The hall is an impressive 439 square metres in size and the 157 square metre gallery has room to accommodate roughly 1,000 people. Up to five meeting rooms of different sizes are available for seminars on a smaller scale. You have high demands for lighting, sound and image technology? The Firmament can fulfil them all, too. Thanks to its central location, the seminar venue is easily accessible, and 200 parking spaces are available, as well as an exclusive culinary offer.
Hotel Motto: Professional development in 1920s style
The new Hotel Motto has opened its doors in Vienna. It combines the Parisian flair of the 1920s with modern Viennese lifestyle and Scandinavian cosiness. This can all be found in the public areas of the hotel as well as in the 91 rooms and suites, which feature opulent design, artistic mirrors, magnificent chandeliers and exquisite velvet upholstery. On the roof of the historic building erected in the 1870s, there is a restaurant with a bar and a terrace that allows for impressive views over the historic rooftops of the federal capital. A toast to the successful conclusion of a seminar up here, wonderfully rounds off the meeting experience in Vienna.
The design hotel inspires your professional creativity: The Bel Étage is considered an extended living room and, together with the two salons, covers 140 square metres. Salon 1 measures 48 square metres and offers enough space for workshop-style meetings, seminars with classroom seating or press conferences.
In Salon 2, the 57 square metres is sufficient space for board meetings with fauteuil seating. If required, the salons can be joined into one large area.
Hotel Motto is centrally located on Mariahilferstrasse, Austria's longest shopping street. From here you can walk to the city centre or explore Vienna’s little streets all on foot.