For the first time since the COVID pandemic upended the meetings and events industry in early 2020, Cvent released its lists of the Top Meeting Destinations and Top Meeting Hotels for Europe. The lists were compiled based on sourcing activity through the Cvent Supplier Network.
In terms of the Top Meeting Destinations 2023, London tops the list, followed by Barcelona, Paris, Madrid, Lisbon, Berlin, Amsterdam, Rome, Frankfurt and Munich.
The Top 10 Meeting Hotels in Europe are: W Barcelona, Madrid Marriott Auditorium Hotel & Conference, Hyatt Regency Paris Étoile, Meliá Castilla, Hilton Prague, Hotel Arts Barcelona, Corinthia Lisbon, Hilton Vienna Park, InterContinental Athenaeum Athens and Four Seasons Hotel Ritz Lisbon.
“The critical role the meetings and events industry plays in bolstering local economies worldwide was never more apparent than when that business disappeared overnight during the pandemic,” said Graham Pope, Cvent Vice President of International Sales. “Fortunately, destinations and hotels alike have seen a dramatic comeback from pandemic lows as they benefitted from the pent-up demand for in-person experiences. These Top Lists highlight hotels and destinations that have embraced technology to engage planners and enhance their sales and marketing efforts, while exhibiting a deep desire to innovate and expand their meetings and events offerings to better attract MICE business from around the globe.”