e-News 07/2015      


Hotels in the vibrant Latvian coastal resort of Jurmala by the Baltic Sea are looking for new customers. As relations between East and West have cooled over the last year and Russians have lost at least some of their traditionally strong interest in the Baltic countries, the Baltic resorts are looking at new markets. This goes for Jurmala in particular, which in addition has seen its two big summer events, the Russian-produced shows New Wave and Comedy Club, be relocated to resorts in Russia. So for hotels in Jurmala an era has come to an end. In time for this summer season, the resort’s main properties have made substantial investments in improving their standards and at the same time readjusting prices downwards in order to be better positioned to attract more guests from the Baltic countries, Scandinavia, Germany and Central Europe. Jurmala has an adequate choice of 3-to-5 star hotels for leisure travellers and conference and incentive planners and they offer some of the best spa facilities in the Baltics. Via Hansa has renewed its co-operation with Jurmala’s hotels and will be offering new packages there for city breaks, beach holidays, spa, conferences and more. The centre of Jurmala is located just 10km from Riga International Airport and 20km from the Latvian capital Riga, making access very easy and giving unique possibilities for exploring the Latvian capital while staying in this prime and pristine coastal resort. For more information, please contact: ilze.sproge@viahansa.com


After more than 15 years of successful operation, the 4-star Grand Meriton Conference & Spa Hotel in Tallinn will be joining the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group by June 1st, to be rebranded as Park Inn Meriton Tallinn, representing the group’s popular mid-market brand. The re-branded hotel features 465 guest rooms and suites, large conference facilities extending over an area of 1,100 m² and some of the best spa and fitness facilities in Tallinn at the hotel’s Aqua & Sauna Centre and gym. The hotel offers several restaurants featuring Estonian, Russian and Asian cuisine and benefits from a very desirable location next to the Estonian capital’s medieval Old Town. Park Inn Meriton Tallinn will take Carlson Rezidor’s portfolio in Tallinn to two Park Inn and two Radisson Blu hotels. Via Hansa has for many years been using the re-branded hotel as one of its main partners for tour groups in Estonia and is looking forward to further strengthening its very substantial co-operation with Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group. For more information, please contact: Tallinn@viahansa.com