Discover our top 4 for a seminar in Sicily
As the largest island in the Mediterranean, with 74 nature reserves and 7 World Heritage Sites, Sicily will also amaze you as a location for organising a seminar. Amongst its panoramic seascape, its nature, its lively colours and flavours, concentration and motivation are easy to achieve. Here are the best hotels on the island for organising your seminar.
Ibis Styles Palermo Président
Some people say they come up with best ideas by the seaside, a spacious natural environment ideal for unwinding and clear thinking. If you need to encourage creativity and inspiration to the maximum, this design hotel is located in front of the bay of Palermo and in the heart of Borgo Vecchio, one of the most typical areas of the city known for its works of urban art.
You’ll see the most inspiring streets and the best views from its Terraza Marine restaurant (where you can organise themed lunches and dinners for your event) or its cocktail bar on the seventh floor.
You can take your attendees to seventh heaven after a seminar in any of its five event rooms (with minimalist design and bright colours to cheer them up) with a capacity that ranges from 4 to 80 attendees.
Mercure Siracusa Prometeo
Located in the heart of the city centre of Syracuse, surrounded by the archaeological site and a Greek theatre. With this location and these views, the Mercure Siracusa inspires the feeling of stepping back in time and a more relaxed pace of life, allowing attendees to escape from stress and other thoughts and concentrate on the training programme. The natural light of its three meeting rooms, one 20m² and two 50m² meeting rooms that can be joined together to accommodate up to 100 attendees, also helps to energise the atmosphere.
Not only will you enjoy a training experience, but also a time for relaxation in its outdoor swimming pool or in its spa with sauna, sensory showers, personalised massages and more. Inside the hotel there is a panoramic bar/bistro (with some wines!) and, within walking distance, the Paolo Orsi Museum, the catacombs of San Giovanni and the Ortigia peninsula. Being able to walk around Ortigia at night and dine in one of its restaurants is reason enough to want to organise a seminar in Syracuse.
Mercure Palermo Centro
Strategically located in the centre of Palermo, just a few minutes’ walk from the Teatro Politeama and the Teatro Massimo, it’s the ideal starting point to discover all that the colourful Sicilian capital has to offer, its historic buildings and monuments, the liveliness of its markets and the intense flavours of its gastronomy. It’s also the perfect hotel if you want to offer your attendees a very personalised seminar because it has a special room for interviews and two elegant meeting rooms measuring 85m² and 30m² with capacity for up to 45 people.
The petit comité has become fashionable and in the case of seminars, having rooms for small groups is a great opportunity for attendees to settle doubts and creates a much more enriching working atmosphere for them. You can stay in the 93 modern rooms and taste delicious local specialities.
Mercure Catania Excelsior
Can you think of anything that transmits more power and energy than a volcano? Can you imagine starting your event by showing a live volcano to the attendees? I’m sure most of them have never seen one before…and the Mercure Catania offers a view of the Etna volcano! Located in Piazza Verga, in the heart of Catania, it’s a different setting, with the black volcanic rock giving it an extraordinary, one-of-a-kind appearance, which will open the minds of the attendees and prepare them for the seminar that you can organise in any of its 7 meeting rooms (253m², 130m², 50m² and four 35m² rooms) with a maximum capacity of 220 attendees.
In addition to its 176 rooms including 12 suites, it has a restaurant with terrace and garden (which offers fresh local fish every day) and a bar with décor based on the colours of the sun and the earth, where you can relax and enjoy drinks and Sicilian snacks after a non-stop training day.