Le Méridien Villon Resort, Lithuania has unveiled its new Grand Opera Congress Hall and Convention Centre. Operating under its official new name of Le Méridien Villon Resort & Convention Centre, the facility is considered to be the premiere conference venue in the Baltic States and one of the largest, most modern facilities of its kind in Europe.
With Lithuania’s upcoming May 1 accession into the European Union and NATO, and its strategic trade position between Western Europe and Russia, the country has become a key destination for European business travellers. Le Méridien Villon Resort and Convention Centre, positioned at the exact centre of Europe, is designed to cater to the growing demand for international events in Vilnius.
The new, 10,000 square metre Convention Centre accommodates up to 3000 delegates and includes the Grand Opera Congress Hall, 21 meeting rooms, a library, dedicated reception area, business centre and a restaurant with a terrace overlooking the panoramic Villon Lake and forest. The hotel, which is connected to the new facility, offers an additional 18 meeting rooms.
Designed by British designer, Jane Wilson, this state of the art Congress Hall and Convention Centre is fully equipped for international conferences with video conferencing, six translation booths and wireless Internet networking.
“Much thought has been put into the design of this dynamic new facility. From the marble interiors, to the Venetian chandeliers, to the latest in audio-visual technologies, the conference centre will give event organisers from around the world an extremely high comfort level in planning and staging world class events,” said Le Méridien Villon Resort & Convention Centre sales director, Ellen Molliet.
“Regardless of the size of the event, meeting planners and delegates can be assured that they will enjoy all the comfort, elegance and upscale standards that are expected from the Le Méridien brand.”
Le Méridien Villon Resort & Convention Centre is the market leader in hosting international events for such high profile groups as NATO, World Bank, IBM, Microsoft, Eli Lilly, Janssen Pharmaceutical, Philip Morris, PWC, Ford, Glaxo SmithKline, Kraft Foods and Hewlett Packard.
The property is located 19 kilometres from Vilnius City Centre and 25 kilometres from Vilnius International Airport.
The resort has extensive health and beauty facilities, 193 luxurious bedrooms and suites surrounded by lakes and trees. Its extensive grounds, set in 154 hectares of natural beauty, make it a ideal venue for combining business and leisure. The hotel hosts an array of summer and winter events, including a wide variety of team building activities.