The Autumn Meeting of the Austrian & Eastern Europe delegation was held in Marienbad – Mariánské Lázně, Czech Republic and kindly hosted by the members Leo Novobilsky, CEO of Marienbad Health and Spa Resorts – Danubius Hotels, Reinhard Wall, GM of Falkensteiner Grand Med Spa Hotel and Karel Kalivoda, Cluster GM of Danubius Hotels (Hotel Hvezda****s, Hotel Centrali Lazné****s, Hotel Nové Lázně*****), who will be admitted as new member soon.
Marienbad is located in Western Bohemia and it is known as the city of 40 natural springs. The different chemical composition of the springs make the perfect place to treat a wide variety of aliments and to reload the batteries.
The delegation was accomodated in the beautiful Hotel Hvezda ****s. The meeting opened on Friday evening with a welcome cocktail and gala dinner at the Edwards Library at Hotel Nové Lázně***** and was on kind invitation of Karel Kalivoda and Leo Novobilsky.
On Saturday morning the official meeting took place at Hotel Nové Lázně*****, Edwards Library. Members from Czech Republic, Poland, Croatia and Austria, had a very successful meeting on several topics. Alexis Darphin, from Beekeeper, was invited as guest speaker and helped the delegation on their onboarding to the EHMA App. All participants agreed to use the app for their future chapter communication.
During the business session, the elections for National Delegate and Deputy were carried out and Verena Radlgruber – Forstinger, from Radisson Blu Style Hotel Vienna, was re- elected National Delegate and will be supported by Joze Tomas, from Park Hotel Split, as new Deputy.
The hosting team has also prepared a very interesting sightseeing program for the accompanying persons, which led them on a walking tour through the city of Marienbad, with all its beautiful historic and well-renovated buildings, parks, the famous drinking hall and the singing fountain.
After lunch at the Restaurant Royal of Hotel Nové Lázně, the entire group enjoyed an afternoon visit of the well-known Metternich Castle, Kynzvart Castle.
The day ended with the gala dinner, accompanied by a selection of great Bohemian wine, at the Falkensteiner Hotel Grand Med Spa, hosted by member Reinhard Wall.
On Sunday after a rich breakfast and some wellness treatments, all participants turned back home with a lot of inspiring ideas!