Today’s ceremonial handover of the keys marked the official opening of InterContinental Hotel Ljubljana. Marija Desivojevic Cvetkovic, Senior Vice President of Delta Holding, gave the hotel keys to Angela Brav, CEO of InterContinental Hotels Group for Europe, who in turn gave the keys to Zivorad Vasic, IHG Area General Manager who handed them to Milos Cerovic, General Manager of InterContinental Ljubljana.
Hotel InterContinental Ljubljana is the investment of Serbian Company Delta Holding worth 50 million Euros. The hotel has 165 rooms, a restaurant on the 20th floor and a spa center on the 18th floor overlooking the whole city. At the same time it is the only five-star hotel in Ljubljana and the tallest building in the city.
The hotel is the ownership of Delta Holding, but it will operate by the standards, rules and criteria of IHG Group. It welcomed the first guests at the end of August and during the first few weeks it had the average occupancy of over 50%.
“Today we have many reasons to be proud because in Ljubljana we have the ceremony of opening the first InterContinental hotel between Triglav Mountain and the Black Sea. I would particularly like to thank the Government of the Republic of Slovenia because here in Slovenia we had working conditions which every investor should have”, said Marija Desivojevic Cvetkovic at the beginning of her address to the guests.
The opening ceremony was attended by top-ranking officials of Slovenia and the countries in the region, the leading people of the City of Ljubljana, the most important representatives of InterContinental Hotels Group, embassies, business and media.
“The hotel like this cannot be easily created. It takes plenty of work, persistence, efforts and love for hotel industry, as you can see through this hotel and our people. All of that begins with the owner of the hotel, with Mr. Miskovic. His vision of the hotel and hotel industry in this market was of crucial importance. Delta Holding is a very strong partner and we are very excited about growing together here and in Serbia. I think that there is no better partner than Delta able to bring InterContinental to Slovenia”, said Angela Brav, CEO of InterContinental Hotels Group for Europe.
The guests were also addressed by Mayor of Ljubljana Zoran Jankovic, who followed the construction of the hotel from the very beginning, as well as by Zivorad Vasic, who is in charge of the hotels in the region within InterContinental Hotels Group. Vasic said that the formula to success of InterContinental Ljubljana is the synergy of Delta Holding, IHG Group and support of the City of Ljubljana.