Valencia: Home of Paella and a Wonderful MICE destination

Valencia is a delightful mixture for tempting travellers to the most modern architecture surrounding an ancient inner city with avant-garde gastronomic treats and phenomenal meeting spaces, by the sea, surrounded by a culture of warm and welcoming people! One of the quickest ways to get to Valencia is by high-speed train from Madrid. 

Valencia is considered among the best destinations to hold conferences with services offered by Valencia Convention Bureau, more than 17,000 hotel rooms, dozens of unique spaces, constantly growing air connections, and a name that is already internationally recognized.

Next to the Palacio de Congresos, designed by Sir Norman Foster, the Melia Valencia Hotel offers the most complete facilities to host your event in Valencia.  This unique building is the tallest in the city.  The hotel houses a Convention Center with state-of-the-art audio-visual media to host your face-to-face and hybrid events with ease.  It has 2000 square meters of space divided into different designer rooms with high-speed internet.  An added feature is the majority of meeting rooms have natural light.  In addition, it has 21 meeting and banquet rooms with a maximum capacity for 875 people which makes it the ideal place for any event. A professional team of Conference Managers will guarantee the success of your meetings.

At Hotel Las Arenas Balneario Resort, you will find spacious and bright rooms which provide the ideal relaxing atmosphere for your stay in Valencia. This beachfront resort offers event rooms as part of Las Arenas Conference Centre with 27,000 square feet of exterior event rooms, with views of the sea and the spectacular hotel gardens, all of which are fully equipped with the latest technology and include the best service that will guarantee the event’s success.

Another popular beachfront event venue in Valencia, Hotel Hospes Palau de Mar offers a unique and exclusive setting for meetings, social events, or weddings with capacity for up to 180 people.  The Bodyna Spa tempts travellers to personalized treatments with natural and organic cosmetics.

If you are tempting travellers to golf then we suggest the Parador de El Saler golf course which is considered by professionals and enthusiasts as one of the best golf courses in the world.

Hotel Only You Valencia, a five-star hotel located in the historic center of the city of Turia is a few meters from the busy Plaza del Ayuntamiento.  The Plaza is an extraordinary enclave, in the heart of Valencia, and is perfect to discover the city in a different way. Decorated by the prestigious interior designer Lázaro Rosa-Violán, the hotel boasts Trotamundos, tempting travelers to enjoy a sublime cuisine by chef Jose María Climente, including the essential Valencian Esmorçarets, served every morning.  

Sure to be the best culinary memory of Valencia for your attendees is a traditional Paella class and group dining experience at an unique Valencian country house of orange groves from the 19th century, now completely restored perfectly combining tradition and elegance with a fresh and relaxed atmosphere. The Masía de Xamandreu is an extraordinary place for holding events.

Music festivals are often held in Valencia and have a lot to offer.  From Tuesday March 15 to Saturday March 19, 2022, Valencia will be overturned by Fallas celebrations, a festivity that combines tradition, satire, and art which shouldn’t be missed for anything in the world.  Mar i Jazz Festival pays tribute to Jazz in all its styles; funk, soul, latin, afro, samba-reggae, Rnb, hip-hop, nu jazz and will take place on June 10, 11, and 12, 2022.

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Fiona Knight Consulting Services in business for over twenty-five years. specializes in project management which includes special events, media launches, conferences, workshops, focus groups, festivals, tours, outside broadcasts, anything that needs an expert hand to guide technical implementation, keeping on track; on time and on budget Look for my Tempting Travellers To... blog at or or follow on twitter or Instagram @fknightevents


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