InterContinental Ljubljana opened its doors to the very first guests in the end of August already. The 21-storey hotel has 165 rooms, including a 160 square meters presidential suite, a swimming pool, saunas and fitnes, and the »B » restaurant & bar. The highest building in Ljubljana has 23,400 square meters of space and it was built in just 18 months.
On the top floor we can find restaurant B (“bee”) with a viewing terrace, which can accommodate up to 200 guests. The terrace offers wonderful views on the four sides of Slovenian capital and its surroundings. The restaurant's creative concept was concieved by the Italian chef Alfredo Russo, who runs the Dolce Stil Novo restaurant with a Michelin star located in Turin.
What about the menu? The offer is seasonal, combining Italian cuisine with Slovenian tastes. Most of the ingredients are of local origin, the same holds true for most of the wines featured on the wine card. “B” is available for hotel guests and for the external visitors as it would like to become a popular spot for the Ljubljana locals as well.
In addition to the restaurant, which carries the name of the bee, plenty details in the hotel are also in the sign of beekeeping, which has a long traditon in Slovenia. It is estimated that today there are bees found in approximately 150 locations in Ljubljana, with the majority of the hives located on roofs, balconies and gardens.
The entire 18th floor is dedicated to relaxation. The Saruna spa center located there offers a pool, three types of saunas, massage rooms, rooms for cosmetic treatments, a room for relaxation and a fitness center. Treatments and exercising while enjoying magnificent views over the Tivoli park and Kamnik-Savinja Alps are available to both hotel guests and Ljubljana residents.
Five functional meeting rooms located on two floors offer 530m² of event space and flexible solutions for any kind of corporate or social event. The biggest Emona hall can host up to 300 people. The conference centre provides vast branding possibilities topped off with a contemporary interior design and sophisticated details reflecting Slovenian authenticity.
Milos Cerović, General Manager of InterContinental Ljubljana, commented: »I am exteremely proud. The start wasn't easy, but we had great support from the city of Ljubljana and Mayor Zoran Jankovic.«
Sasa Zor, Director of sales and marketing, recently added: »Only in synergy we can achieve desired goals and position the InterContinental Ljubljana as a pioneer of modern luxury in the city. My key mission is to introduce Slovenia as a luxury destination.«