GC brings Iceberg into Europe!

September 5, 2010 in Newsletter

Iceberg Vodka

Iceberg Vodka

The last 14 months, Global Connect has been working with Canadian Iceberg Vodka to launch the brand within Europe. In April the UK launch was held in London at the Kensington Roof Gardens to great success and reviews. In August GC did ‘Iceberg on the beach’ – the Croatian launch of the brand which has been called the best event on the Adriatic this summer and “for one night Saint Jacobs beach in Dubrovnik was turned into Saint Tropez”. For the event GC used the latest 3D mapping technology to transform the cliffside above the beach into a giant iceberg with the bottle of Iceberg Vodka exploading outwards, floating in mid-air. The event was covered prime time by the Croatian television channel Nova TV

Iceberg Vodka is made from harvested icebergs that naturally float off the coast of Newfoundland in Canada, yielding some of the purest and cleanest water in the world, dating back 12,000 years. This combined with high quality alcohol made from peaches and cream corn from central Canada results it one of the best rated vodkas in the world. There will be more coming from GC and Iceberg, so please contact us for any additional information, or if you would like to know how Iceberg Vodka can be implemented as a part of your next event.

Dubrovnik beaches within the top 5 in European for 2010

September 5, 2010 in Newsletter

Dubrovnik Beaches

Dubrovnik Beaches

Trivago.co.uk, the online price comparison site, has analyzed the most popular European beach destinations. The top 5 in terms of best online reputation are: 1. Belek, Turkish Riviera, 2. Binz, Germany, 3. Sorrento, Campania, 4. Funchal, Portugal / Madeira, 5. Dubrovnik, Croatia / Dalmatia. The website described Dubrovnik beaches as “One of the top five beach destinations with popular hotels on the Mediterranean.”

Another website, Best Vacation Spots Guide, has named Dubrovnik beaches in the list of top 10 urban beaches for 2010. The article advises tourists how to “maximize your holiday time by combining a city break with a sandy break”. It goes on to describe Dubrovnik as “Warm azure seas line the Dubrovnik Riviera and most of the seafront hotels in the city have access to beaches. Most are pebble rather than sand but all offer the usual fun in the sun amenities such as cafes, beach bars, kayak hire and swimming pools.” St. Jacobs is the most secluded and locally popular beach in Dubrovnik, offering a divine view of all the yachts, cruise ships, Lokrum island and the Dubrovnik Old Town with it’s red roofed architecture.

Radisson’s most expensive European investment

September 5, 2010 in Newsletter

Radisson Dubrovnik

Radisson Dubrovnik

The largest and most elaborate Radisson property in Europe to date opened last year. Located 20 minutes from Dubrovnik, the Radisson Blu Resort & Spa Sun Gardens is one of the largest resorts in all of Croatia. It has a main hotel with 200 rooms, along with 207 deluxe furnished apartments of 1, 2 and 3 bedrooms with built in kitchenette and lounge. To compliment the room facilities, the hotel has a full marketplace with fishmonger, butcher, bakery, wine bar, along with 3 outdoor swimming pools, extensive sports and wellness centers, several restaurants, night club, conferencing facilities, beach and even a private marina. With this array of services and facilities, and the Radisson brand behind it, there’s no wonder why it’s the new hot spot on the Adriatic Dalmatian coastline.

GC’s beach event launches 7* hotel in Montenegro

September 5, 2010 in Newsletter

Montenegro DMC Beach Event

Montenegro DMC Beach Event

Global Connect has become known for producing quality events for clients in logistically difficult locations and conditions. Last year we were once again asked to do a beach event on the island of St. Marko in Montenegro’s bay of Kotor. The purpose was a celebratory lunch to finalize a deal between the Montenegrin government and Russia’s Metropol group for the purchase of St. Marko’s island. The project plan is to develop an exclusive seven star complex on the island due to open in 2013, worth over 500 million Euros. The hotel will be located adjacent to the future mega-yacht marina Porto Montenegro.

In total 93.000 square meters should be built on the 30 acres island, including 240 luxury villas, luxury apartments, a hotel with spa facilities, conference halls and a casino. It is also planned to build shops, art galleries, restaurants, a marina and a yacht club, sport fields, tennis courts, heliport, and many water attractions. All of these at international luxury standards and respecting the environment.

4* Valamar Lacroma opens Dubrovnik conference hotel

September 5, 2010 in Newsletter

Lacroma - Dubrovnik conference hotel

Lacroma – Dubrovnik conference hotel

A brand new, high quality 4-star Dubrovnik conference hotel opened in 2009 and is the largest of it’s kind with 400+ bedrooms. Offering shops, spa & modern wellness centre, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, tennis & other sports, it’s the ideal place to relax and enjoy Dubrovnik. More importantly for GC clients, the property now boasts some of the largest and most modern conferencing space in Croatia. With a main plenary capable of over 1000 PAX in theatre, plenty of breakout and exhibition space, along with a superb food & beverage offer to compliment, Lacroma’s Dubrovnik conference hotel is now one of the leading properties for one of Croatia’s largest hotel chains Valamar.