Biarritz, where else ?
I’ve just come back from an event called “The Pro-Atlantic Meeting” held in Biarritz by Meet and Com. It was a chance to discover new destinations for holding events on the Atlantic Coast.
Biarritz has repositioned itself as a major site for the planning of professional occasions of both national and wider public scope, with a wide offering of hotels (3,500 rooms) and conference rooms, three convention centers close to the ocean, and an exhibition center.
One of the advantages that Biarritz offers is without a doubt its unity as a place. Everything is easily accessed on foot, which ensures that your event will be highly pleasant and comfortable. The town’s beach and bridge form two destinations that are not to be missed and that will enhance the quality of your participants’ stay.
This is what one would call a city of human scale. You will discover a large assortment of restaurants, a renowned tradition in gourmet food, and a true art of living. Excellent traditional dishes await your appetite!
For your team-building or motivational workshops, Biarritz is located at the heart of an impressive landscape, at the foot of the Pyrénées, along the ocean, and a stone’s throw away from Spain. You will never be at a loss for ideas on what to do.
For larger scale groups, I recommend a grand evening out at the Halle du Marché (Market Hall). There you’ll be able to sample the various flavors of the region in all their simplicity (cured hams, cheeses, foie gras, Basque sweets, etc.) by the producers themselves. You will only find products from the region.
As for hotels, you will find everything you can imagine. Everything from 4-star hotels with rooms of 23 m² (!!) to large suites with more than 80 m². But be careful—some hotels are in dilapidated conditions and require significant renovation work.
For 5-star hotels, you will have the choice between a modern and contemporary hotel and a smaller hotel of charm at lower capacity (10 rooms) that is emblematic of the city’s past.
I spent the night in both of these hotels. It is difficult to recommend to you one over the other. Everything depends on the context of your meeting and on the number of participants. In fact, I would say they are complementary.
I would be tempted to recommend you one hotel for a pleasant night’s sleep and the other for professional work. I remain at your disposal to discuss these matters and assist you with your reservation.
Laurent Delporte, an editor and conference speaker, is a strategic expert in the sector of hotels. A visionary, he brings his unique look on hotels in service to the decision-makers in the industry, whether to enhance the development of new projects or strategic visions.
Laurent has visited and audited over 350 hotels across the world and also participates in mystery visits to provide quality control for the world’s finest hotels.