None of the other regions of the Czech Republic can offer such a varied spectrum of landscape scenery, folklore, historical and technical monuments as the Zlín Region.
The Zlín Region is located in the eastern part of the country, along the border with Slovakia. With its area of 3,964 km2 it is among the three smallest regions in the Czech Republic. In the days of Czechoslovakia, the Region’s territory was the geographical centre of the state, however when the Czech Republic was formed it became a peripheral area. It consists of four districts (Kroměříž, Uherské Hradiště, Vsetín, and Zlín), with the performance of the public administration within its area provided by thirteen administrative municipalities with extended competence. All together, there are 305 municipalities.
Zlín – the town of Tomas Bata, and also of greenery and sports. Such could be a short description of the East Moravian centre and regional capital.
The town and its surroundings offer congress venues of various capacity and services provided.
This picturesque little town on the very edge of the White Carpathians gained its unmistakable character from beautiful Art Nouveau buildings created by the architect Dušan Jurkovič from 1902-1914. The town is also connected with numerous famous persons who frequently returned to enjoy its magic spa atmosphere and splendid surrounding nature. One of the most significant spa guests was the composer Leoš Janáček, who spent twenty-five seasons here. Many of his works are linked with the spa; some of them were even written here. The comforting environment of Luhačovice is ideal not only for spa guests, but also for tourists seeking relaxation. Even the most demanding clients may choose from either modern hotels with a wide choice of services and special stays for various groups of visitors, or guest houses with almost a family atmosphere. With spacious congress halls, a wide choice of accommodation, catering, and other services in the middle of beautiful nature, the town was predestined to host various conferences, meetings, and company events. A varied offer of cultural events, colonnade concerts, performances in the local theatre, exhibitions in the Museum of Luhačovické Zálesí, as well as numerous sports activities (tennis, minigolf, cycling, swimming, fishing, and hiking) contribute to contentment and relaxation. Long warm summers and mild dry winters are characteristic of Luhačovice. The town has a population of just under 6,000, direct coach connection with most large towns in the Czech Republic as well as Vienna in Austria, and express train connection with Prague and Brno.
The most demanded facilities for holding congress events
Beskydy Mountains, Rožnov pod Radhoštěm, and Velké Karlovice
High mountains, picturesque valleys, unmistakable customs and traditions as well as unique folk architecture monuments
The open-air museum in the town of Rožnov presents the biggest collection of traditional buildings in the country. However, the heritage of the local monuments is much more varied and includes interesting chateaux, Jurkovič’s building in Pustevny, or the famous Radegast statue. The typical landscape of Moravian Wallachia consists of a mosaic of forests, meadows, pastures, and wooden houses set in hillsides. Apart from visiting interesting museums, visitors to Moravian Wallachia may admire the artwork of many folk craftsmen, or make a trip to the world famous tapestry-factory in Valašské Meziříčí. Folk traditions and folklore is present throughout the Region all year round. There are also numerous sports and social, as well as religious events held. And those seeking active relaxation will certainly be satisfied with the wide choice of activities: hiking, cycling, horse riding, swimming, climbing, golf, mushroom picking, or all kinds of winter sports.
This unique natural environment offers also excellent conditions for company meetings, conferences and congresses. Modern hotels with high-quality services and famous local hospitality create a splendid atmosphere emphasising the enchanting landscape beauty.
The most demanded facilities for holding congress events
Historic locations, chateaux
Organisers of MICE events may use the following venues: Holešov Chateau, Napajedla Chateau, Kroměříž Archbishop’s Palace, Nový Světlov Chateau. The historic building of the former Baroque Jesuit College Reduta in Uherské Hradiště or the Congress centre Kovosteel in Staré Město at Uherské Hradiště are also suitable for holding interesting events.
The Tourist Authority of East Moravia co-ordinates the development of tourism in the East Moravian tourist area (Zlín Region).
The Tourist Authority of East Moravia co-ordinates the development of tourism in the East Moravian tourist area (Zlín Region). Holding the first out-of-Prague meeting of the ministers of labour and social affairs within the Czech EU presidency in January 2009, among others, speaks in favour of the Region’s potential to hold congress and incentive events.
In order to support congress tourism in the Region, the Regional office for congress tourism (East Moravian Convention Bureau) was established in April 2010. The Office is organisationally incorporated in the structures of the Tourist Authority of East Moravia.
- Support in planning MICE events in the Zlín Region
- Provision of complete information on the offer of congress and conference venues
- Consultancy in the selection of suitable venues for holding meetings and conferences, and suitable accompanying programmes
- Organisation of inspection journeys for experts and journalists
MICE marketing support
From Vienna (approx. car travel time 2.5 hr), Brno (car travel time 1 hr.), Ostrava (car travel time 1.5 hr.), Bratislava (car travel time 1.5 hr.)
Connection of the Zlín Region to the motorway network - D1 motorway (towards Brno, Prague, Olomouc, Ostrava), I/49 road (Slovakia), I/55 road (Austria)
|Category ||Star-based ranking from 5* hotels to economy ||Total number of hotels in a given category ||Total number of rooms ||Total number of beds |
|5*||Hotel Baltaci Atrium, Zlín||1||29||61|
|4*S||Hotel Jurkovičův dům Luhačovice||2||26||52|
|4*S||Hotel Augustiniánský dům Luhačovice||2||26||52|
|4*||Hotel Palace, Luhačovice||15||138||230|
|4*||WELLNESS HOTEL POHODA Luhačovice||15||84||168|
|4*||Orea Hotel Atrium, Otrokovice||15||61||122|
|4*||Wellness Hotel Rezidence Ambra Luhačovice||15||59||118|
|4*||Wellnes Resort Energetic, Rožnov p. Radhoštěm||15||61||112|
|4*||ALEXANDRIA Spa & Wellness hotel, Luhačovice||15||58||106|
|4*||Spa hotel Lanterna, Velké Karlovice||15||53||106|
|4*||Hotel Vyhlídka Luhačovice (i s depandance)||15||47||98|
|4*||Hotel Kopanice, Žítková, Bílé Karpaty||15||26||52|
|4*||Hotel AGH Rožnov pod Radhoštěm||15||24||47|
|4*||Hotel Abácie & Wellness Valašské Meziříčí||15||24||44|
|4*||Lázeňský hotel Vila Antoaneta, Luhačovice||15||27||41|
|4*||Lesní Hotel, Zlín||15||20||40|
|4*||Wellness Hotel Horal, rezidence E, Velké Karlovice||15||18||40|
|4*||Hotel La Fresca, Kroměříž||15||13||27|