Michael Specking: A European Jewel Open for Business

In my long professional hotel career, I have had the opportunity to travel around the world and visit many major world cities. Each of these cities is unique and has individual highlights and features that make them unforgettable – Paris for its museums and cuisine, Barcelona for its relaxed atmosphere and Mediterranean flair, New York for its vibrant energy of a city that never sleeps … On the other hand, not many of the world’s cities can offer such a variety of delights as Prague.

Michael Specking, General Manager, Hilton Hotels in Prague Zdroj: Hilton Hotels

Michael Specking, General Manager, Hilton Hotels in Prague Zdroj: Hilton Hotels

This is what makes Prague special. It is marvellous, remarkable and surprising. And it makes you fall in love with her, which is what happened to me six years ago when I moved in as the Hilton Prague General Manager. Prague is called the Heart of Europe and there is a reason for it.

You may say, OK, nice for a sightseeing trip, but let’s talk business. Prague has a great potential to become a number one MICE destination in Europe. It is safe, easily reachable, has high-quality infrastructure and offers quality services at a reasonable cost. Prague has been repeatedly voted among the ten most beautiful cities in Europe. The city’s amazing architecture is reflected in numerous UNESCO sites and Czech culture ranges from museums and galleries to theatres. Last but not least, we cannot forget Czech beer, which has won global fame. All in all, Prague is a perfect MICE destination combining a wide range of business and leisure opportunities. This fact has also been shown through statistics of the top world MICE destinations by the International Congress and Convention Association ICCA. Prague’s popularity amongst MICE destinations has a growing trend. The city leaped from the 19th position in 2010 to the 14th position in 2011 and all the way to the number 11 spot in 2012. Prague is leaving behind big players such as Budapest and Rome.

Not only the facts just mentioned, but important to also note is that one of the largest Central European hotels opened in Prague 22 years ago. After opening of Hilton Prague Old Town almost six years ago, Hilton Hotels in Prague feature a total of almost 1.100 guest rooms, over 50 meeting rooms and an area of about 6.000 square meters of meeting space. With our fantastic venues, such as the Congress Hall or Ballrooms of both hotels, hi-tech audio visual equipment, on and off site catering, professional team and world class services, Hilton Hotels in Prague offer great support to Prague as a MICE destination.

Our awards, such as the Certificate of Excellence by Tripadvisor for both Prague properties or the Best Hotel in the Czech Republic by TTG for 5 consecutive years for Hilton Prague prove that we have been doing a good job over the past two decades. Thanks to our hard working team and synergies with local authorities and organizations like the Prague Convention Bureau and Association of Hotels and Restaurants we are seeing the fruits of our labour flourish. Our business growth depends on Prague, just as Prague as a MICE destination depends on us, hoteliers and travel trade professionals.

Michael Specking, General Manager, Hilton Hotels in Prague

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