HOTEL DESCRIPTION: Long ago in 1905, at the time of setting up a modern urban-planning image of Ljubljana after the great earthquake of 1895, one of the biggest, most advanced and most comprehensive hotels in Southeast Europe was built – the Grand Hotel Union. It had 87 rooms, a modern restaurant, a cafe, a large concert hall (today's Union Hall), a bowling alley and a number of reception rooms for gala events. The hotel featured an elevator, central heating and a telephone, which were rarities in those days.
On the occasion of the opening of the hotel, the Slovene newspaper Slovenski narod said: "The Union Hotel is the first large-town hotel facility in Ljubljana. Not even Gradec or Trieste has such a hotel, not to mention other towns that are a match for Ljubljana." The hotel was built in just 18 moths and the opening ceremonies lasted for 7 days. The architect of the Grand Hotel Union was the Croatian architect Josip pl. Vancaš, an expert on the Vienna architectural style, who, in addition to the abundant secessional exterior, also provided the richly decorated interior, which is largely preserved to this day in its original form.
HOTEL ACCOMMODATION: 127 rooms in total.
The Grand Hotel Union Business offers 127 very spacious and comfortable rooms with prices inclusive of:
luxury self service breakfast
internet in the hotel room
sauna, fitness and swimming pool
use of the business centre
The GHU is the preferred address of celebrities and major Ljubljana's events.
HOTEL FACILITIES: The guiding principles of the Grand hotel Union culinary team are quality, fresh ingredients and healthy food preparation. Under the direction of the National Culinary Team's chef Janez Dolšek, the Grand hotel Union team of culinary masters achieves the best results on a global scale.
In the Smrekarjev hram restaurant, you will be pampered by our prestigious offer of Slovenian, Mediterranean cuisine and specially selected international dishes, accompanied by outstanding Slovenian wines and traditional good service and high quality. The guests of the Smrekarjev hram restaurant prefer areas separated from the main dinning area, where their privacy for conversation is guaranteed. The Smrekarjev hram restaurant is also an ideal setting for a romantic candlelight dinner. Menu - Smrekarjev hram Open every day from 12 (noon) to 11 pm Location: just around the corner from the Grand Hotel Union
Every year from June onwards, the Union Garden restaurant presents the complete culinary offer of the Grand Hotel Union in an outdoor garden of century-old chestnut trees, where you can enjoy the tastes of international, Mediterranean and traditional Slovene cuisine for lunch or dinner, or you can just indulge yourself with a dessert made by our in-house confectioners.
The elegance of the ambiance and the solace of a cup of finest tea or coffee is a good choice but, after an arduous day, it is best with a special cocktail or a glass of superior quality wine. Open: Monday - Friday 8am to 12pm Saturday, Sunday and Holidays 8am - 10pm
The Grand Union Café has been an integral part of Ljubljana's vibrant pulse since 1905 and it was a centre of the social life of the upper classes in the first half of the 20th century.
The ambiance is typical for a traditional cafe, offering union coffee, teas, newspapers and delicious pastries baked in our own kitchen. Ideal for a relaxed conversation or to enjoy our evening theatre performances, cabarets and theme evenings.
The Café is open form Monday to Saturday from 9am to 5pm and, during evening performances, from 7pm to midnight.
Location: Ground floor of the Grand Hotel Union
The Grand Hotel Union is the biggest Congress Hotel in Slovenia.
The conference centre in Grand hotel Union provides:
327 rooms and 21 conference and banqueting rooms.
The capacity of conference rooms is from 10 to 850 persons.
The total capacity is 3150 m2.
700 events per year
Our chefs will pamper your senses with culinary achievements and house specials
During any event, the participants can park their car in the hotel garage
Our dedicated, professional and experienced staff will ensure that your event is a success.
Wellness area with indoor swimming pool, wide range offer of massages, sauna and fitness studio.
Located on the 8th floor of Grand Hotel Union **** Business.
Open every day from 7am to 11am and from 3pm to 10pm.
Equipment: free direct internet access, computers and printer.
Service: with round-the-clock-service / available 24/7
Newspaper and gift shop
Garage / Secure parking