Recommended Websites: croatia.hr; Zagreb-touristinfo.hr
Average Hotel Room Rate: Three-, four- and five-star hotels — $61 to $245.
Getting There: Air Canada offers flights to Zagreb via European gateways.
Convention Facilities: Concert and Congress Hall Vatroslav Lisinski features one large (25,402 sq. ft.) and one small (3,875 sq. ft.) hall; four meeting rooms; and a foyer. Simultaneous translation, too.
Zagreb Fair Congress Center’s smaller building offers spaces of 377 sq. ft. to 2,164 sq. ft. The larger building offers
a single, divisible hall of 15,495 sq. ft. and two spaces of 4,133 sq. ft. and 1,808 sq. ft.
Offering 158 guestrooms, including eight suites and a presidential suite, Hotel Antunovic Zagreb houses 26,900 sq. ft. of high-tech meeting space spread out on two floors, among 20 conference rooms.
Arcotel Allegra Zagreb’s 151 guestrooms are augmented by four business suites and three flexibly configurable meeting spaces.
The 209-guestroom Regent Esplanade Zagreb houses nine flexible meeting rooms. Spaces include a ballroom (accommodating 250 for banquets) and the Istanbul suite (divisible into three and accommodating 170 for meetings).
Attractions + Distractions
The Croatian Institute of History covers medieval, early modern, 19th century and contemporary time periods. For events, the neo-baroque Golden Hall hosts 65, theatre-style and 100 for receptions.
Comprising almost 54,000 sq. ft. of exhibition space, the Museum of Contemporary Art holds about 4,000 pieces in its collection, including works by local and foreign artists.
Thirty minutes from Zagreb’s city centre, Medvednica Nature Park offers landscaped educational trails, mountain houses, historical monuments and recreational areas in which to enjoy nature. In winter, Medvednica peaks offer excellent ski runs.
À la Carte
Nestled in an old house in the Kaptol quarter, Baltazar highlights traditional grills, seafood and regional meats from the country’s Zagorje and Slavonia regions. Seasonal delicacies, too.
Horseradish-infl ected cream soup; roasted veal knuckle; forest-style venison with bread dumplings; just another night of intriguing dining at Okrugljak.
Mediterranean dishes, augmented by traditional Croatian specialties, are on the menu at Agava. In the warm weather, there’s a terrace, for al fresco dining. Wine list is strong in regional Croatian vintages.