Within the competition Hotel of the Year 2014, Clarion Congress Hotel Ostrava was announced to be the best congress hotel in the Moravian-Silesian region, succeeding also in the category of 4-star hotels. The winner of the Congress section was elected by a professional jury; the winner of the 4-star category was determined by the public. The award of the ceremonial gala evening in Slovanský dům in Prague was accepted by Radim Beneš, hotel director at the Clarion Congress Hotel.
"Last year we worked on making our congress facilities more modern and significantly more spacious; I am glad that our efforts were recognised. We are naturally also happy about winning the 4-star hotel category, it is a commitment to our future work," Mr Beneš commented on the triumph. On the same day, Clarion Congress Ostrava also won the international award Certificate of Excellence from the world-renowned travel portal TripAdvisor.com where hotels are evaluated directly by their guests.
The 4-star Clarion Congress Hotel Ostrava, operated by group CPI Hotels, has the largest hotel congress centre in Ostrava and in the whole North Moravian region. It offers accommodation in 169 modern-equipped rooms and suites. In 2013 the hotel underwent a significant reconstruction that concerned partly its rooms, gastronomy facilities and its restaurant including the wellness centre. Conference premises were supplemented by a new congress building which enlarged the total hall size to 2,000 m2 with the biggest hall accommodating up to 900 delegates. Thanks to its strategic location opposite the multifunctional ČEZ Arena, the hotel has already welcomed a number of personalities important to sports and cultural life. It will be hosting athletes in the traditional June meeting Golden Spike Ostrava (Zlatá tretra Ostrava); in July the visitors to the music festival Colours of Ostrava are going to use the hotel's accommodation capacity.