Lithuania’s choice of rooms and meeting rooms to expand
The accommodation landscape in Vilnius will continue to grow in 2018, making the city more competitive as a meetings and events destination.
With three new hotels representing international chains and an expansion project currently underway at an existing hotel, visitors will be able to choose from more than 600 additional rooms and event planners will have a range of new meeting facilities at their disposal.
A new Courtyard by Marriott property (pictured) is set to open by April 1 over the river from the Old Town, next to a site where the proposed new Vilnius Congress Centre will open in 2022.
The 4-star hotel will have 199 rooms and four multifunctional conference rooms, the biggest one taking up to 111 delegates. It also features a 210sqm pre-function area, which will offer according to Vilnius Convention Bureau “the perfect space for different kinds of meetings and events, a restaurant and a bar with a terrace”.
In the luxury segment, the Hotel Pacai will be the Design Hotels group’s first property in the Baltics. The 5-star hotel, expected to open in spring 2018, will be housed in a former mansion in the Old Town dating back to the 17th century and will feature 104 rooms, four meeting rooms, two restaurants and a spa area.
AccorHotels will be opening its third property in the Lithuanian capital in the summer. Ibis Vilnius Centre, located across the Neris River from the Old Town, will have 162 rooms, two meeting rooms, a restaurant and a bar.
Finally, the Radisson Blu Lietuva, also located on the bank of the Neris, is undergoing an expansion project. A new eight-storey building will open in May, adding 165 rooms and bringing the hotel’s total to 456, making it the largest hotel in the city in terms of rooms. The hotel is also home to 17 multifunctional conference rooms, which can accommodate up to 1,200 people.