A strong investment cycle marks the beginning of 2019 in Ljubljana

22.02.2019

In the next few years, the Slovenian capital will see an intensified development of its congress offer, particularly in the hotel sector. Additionally, a brand new Arrivals passenger terminal at the Ljubljana Airport is to be completed by spring 2021.

Ljubljana's growing visibility in the international meeting industry market can be attributed to several factors, including continuous marketing efforts by the key local stakeholders active in international associations bidding procedures, as well as in the corporate events segment. The ongoing expansion and quality improvement of the city's tourist offer in a broader sense is another important element enhancing Ljubljana's destination appeal.

Several new hotel openings are planned in the next four years that will bring a range of modern capacities for various types of events. Right across the last »newcomer« ‒ the InterContinental Ljubljana, which opened in September 2017, a new five-star property will start operating by the end of 2021. Two new 4* hotels are to be built in the city centre, another one right next to the main city stadium & arena ‒ Stožice Centre, and another in a business-residential area. This year's spring will also bring a fully renovated Central Hotel which, from a primarily 4* business property with a privileged downtown location, will transform into a lifestyle hotel with modern urban vibes. The Union Hotels group is currently also investing into the partial refurbishment of the Lev Hotel.

A few smaller boutique hotel projects in the city centre are announced, too. Last, but not least, two existing hotels – Four Points by Sheraton Mons Ljubljana and the Best Western Premier Hotel Slon, have presented their development plans, which will bring a total of 200 new rooms on the market.

From the current capacity of approximately 2,800 rooms, their estimated number should reach 4,000 by 2025.

Is there anything else to be said other than that the future seems bright?