Sava Turizem d.d
There is only one island in Slovenia, but it is more beautiful and appealing than most islands anywhere. It is situated in the middle of an Alpine lake on the edge of the Triglav National Park, shielded by picturesque mountains. If it is something different or beautiful you are after, relaxation or inspiration, peace and quiet or something to get your heart racing, then you will find a thousand possibilities what to do in Bled.
Bled boasts a number of attractions including romantic walks or a carriage ride around the lake, a trip with a traditional ‘pletna’ boat to the idyllic church on the island, a visit to the mighty castle on top of the huge vertical cliff that overlooks the lake, the nearby ski slopes, mountain hiking trails, the challenge of one of Europe’s most beautiful golf courses, sweet moments over a Bled cream cake, or the casino, just to name a few. Once you experience them, you will always want to come back for more.
Bled has long been an attractive setting for international meetings and events. Only 20 min drive from the national airport and 40 min to the capital Ljubljana, this lake resort offers some of the finest MICE experiences in Slovenia. This little town in the middle of Europe is endowed with a special energy, which fills you with peace and vitality, to enable you to get through your everyday, and business life. Far removed from the hectic pace of everyday life, the town still remains modern and appealing, in all seasons of the year. This is in fact the main reason why Bled, for so long now, has been actively present on the world map of MICE industry for over 25 years.
SAVA HOTELS & RESORTS Sava Hotels & Resorts is a leading hotel brand in Slovenia, offering 14 hotels, 4 apartment villages and 5 campsites, spread among 6 different destinations. Their destinations range from the modern, green and dynamic Bled to the peaceful milieu of Moravske Toplice imbued with the traditional feel of a home. However, as per amount of international business, Bled is definitely the most important hotel location for Sava Hotels & Resorts. Bled is actually a global tourist icon characterized by the image of its island in the lake and the castle perched above it, sealing its rank amongst the hottest and most photogenic destinations of Europe. The Sava Hotels in Bled offer 634 hotel rooms and 26 meeting rooms in 6 hotels, located directly by the magnificent Lake Bled.
The diversity of conference facilities for up to 500 participants gives each individual event its own distinctive character in the creative atmosphere of this alpine lake. Sava’s dedicated and experienced team organizes more than 300 events per year. Last year the company has finished a total renovation of the main convention hotel in Bled that was rebranded and renamed into Rikli Balance Hotel.
The total refurbishment of a 217-room Hotel Park is starting in November 2019 and is planned to be finished before Easter 2020.
Elvira Krupic is a Meeting and Event Sales Executive at Sava Turizem d.d. She is the head of the 5-member MICE team that deals with sales and event management for MICE groups in Sava Hotels & Resorts, primarily in Sava Hotels in Bled.
Elvira has 14 years of experience in hotel sales and marketing and in event management. She has been with the Sava Turizem since the start of her career and has been growing professionally together with the company throughout the years. She has many experience in understanding needs and providing services for MICE clients, either if they are association conference organisers, a corporate event or incentive agencies, a high-level governmental meeting planners, a sport event organisers or a gala banquet creators.
Elvira is originally from Bled. She graduated at the University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Economics and has a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics, specialised in business and marketing
The renovation project of the prestigious 5-star Grand Hotel Toplice is set to be finished in early 2021.
The new Rikli Balance Hotel is absolutely one of the highlights in the region at the moment. This is a modern conference and wellness hotel that boasts a prime location in the centre of Bled. Embraced by a park featuring majestic trees it offers stunning views of Lake Bled, its island, the castle and the Julian Alps. The hotel offers 130 rooms and 20 suites. Its focus is on sustainability, healthy life style, feel-good and well-being. Its hotel rooms tell the stories of the Carniolan honey bee, of traditional Gorenjska embroideries, honey dough hearts, spruce from the nearby Pokljuka plain, and Arnold Rikli, the Swiss businessman who founded a natural health resort in Bled in the 19th century. Here anybody can find a space where they can enjoy top-notch comfort, well-being and taste the local and traditional dishes. This is a place where your motivation and creativity easily boost to another level. Come and see for yourself!