Historic Conference Centres of Europe proudly announces that a new member centre, Kurhaus Merano, is joining its exclusive club as of September 1st 2009. Kurhaus Merano is located in the province of Bolzano-Bozen.
Historic Conference Centres of Europe proudly announces that a new member centre, Kurhaus Merano, is joining its exclusive club as of September 1st 2009. Kurhaus Merano, located in the province of Bolzano-Bozen in northern Italy, has become the second Italian member to place its trust in the historic association. HCCE membership continues to increase at a steady pace with 27 members in 13 countries.
Prof. Andreas Cappello, President of the association Kurhaus Merano and Municipal Theatre, explains why becoming a part of HCCE was significant: "Seeing the growing demand for international congresses, we expect to take advantage of HCCE marketing services to attract international attention and open up more possibilities for efficient promotion in the MICE market, not only for the Kurhaus but also for the city of Meran".
"We are thrilled to welcome a new Italian member into our family of unique venues" enthusiastically expressed Michael Sharp, President of HCCE. "Kurhaus Merano has made the right choice by joining our distinctive association; we are looking forward to a long and prosperous alliance".
Meeting planners looking for unique, historic venues and professional facilities will now be pleasantly surprised with the incomparable charm of the exquisite Kurhaus (Spa Building) in South Tyrol. Dating back to 1874, the building was originally constructed to offer visitors from all over the world accommodation for spa treatments as well as a leisure resort. Nowadays, after extensive renovation in recent years, Kurhaus Merano can host up to 1,884 guests in 12 different halls in theatre style with exhibition space of approx. 2,000 m2, being the ideal location for all kinds of events such as receptions, congresses, concerts, seminars among many others.
The first and oldest part of the Kurhaus in neo-classical style known as "Pavillon des Fleurs" is, together with the Kursaal, especially suitable for concerts and balls. The second part, added in 1914 and designed by the Austrian architect Friedrich Ohmann, gives the Kurhaus its Art Nouveau style as we know it today.