Asturias is an awe-inspiring destination that offers spectacular facilities to celebrate all kinds of events, congresses and meetings. Magical venues from a magnificent 16th century palace to the most modern conference rooms designed by internationally renowned architects; enabling to add a wide range of cultural activities, delicious tasty cuisine and a variety of leisure proposals to business travelers.
The proximity to the sea and mountains results in a glorious landscape, with peaks reaching altitudes over 2,000 meters and almost 300 kilometers of coastline with picturesque scenery. Thanks to its small size and proximity to the urban centers, the corporate tourism will discover art, landscape, gastronomy, culture, customs and history, surrounded by beautiful landscapes and exclusive corners.
Asturias has exceptional conditions as a destination for conferences, incentives and meetings, both for the quality of its equipment and unique venues. The region provides distinctive MICE experiences, features innovative venues, luxury castles with over seven halls and capacity for more than 2,000 people, palaces, museums, gardens or even an aquarium will make events and meetings truly special.
With over 200,000 square meters of conference facilities and more than 18,000 hotel beds in charming and friendly 5, 4 and 3 star properties, offering a multitude of services and amenities; A wide range of boutique establishments to guarantee a pleasant stay.
Asturias has two large conference halls with over 4,500 seats and a score of rooms, two fairgrounds totalling 170,000 square metres, 9 halls and four pavilions. There is also an outstanding 18,000sqm auditorium with a capacity for 3,000 people, as well as two cultural centres with a floor area of 40,000sqm. Your congress will be made unique by any of the more than 90 singular venues found throughout the region, exceptionally equipped with all the necessary means to ensure the success of your event.
For those who enjoy good wine, Asturias is also a land of mountain vineyards and wineries. The succulent pantry of Asturias includes over 25 cheese factories, diverse types of award winning cheese produced in this gastronomic and natural paradise.
Asturias provides more than 15 palaces with 60 halls and capacity for over 9,000 people. Surrounded by the sea or hidden away among forests and mountains, they combine tradition and modernity. They were all built in past centuries but have been provided with state-of-the-art facilities. Magnificent venues and unique settings full of identity for the success of conferences, meetings and incentive trips.
Main infrastructures for holding meetings and events are located in Avilés, Gijón and Oviedo the three capitals in Asturias with convention bureaux and business clubs. They are permanently ready to take on the task of making Asturias the best choice for outstanding events with excellent technical support network geared to the organization of congresses and meetings.
The main cities will have high-speed rail service AVE the high –speed rail service is estimated to reach this autonomous community in northern Spain. The 25-kilometer-long tunnels under the port of Pajares will connect AVE with Asturias, construction works are estimated to be completed and ready in 2021. In Las Caldas Villa Termal complex, it has two hotels, which this year will adopt new Roxa Hospitality brands, relaunching as the five-star Sigillum Las Caldas and the Fit Hotel Las Caldas, four. Between both is a convention center with capacity for up to 325 theater delegates and 8,000 m2 of gardens and terraces.
Historic buildings, cultural centers, museums and peculiar venues such us Palacio Valdés Theater, Real Sporting de Gijón Business Club football stadium, Fernando Alonso museum, the Mining Museum, the Railway Museum, the Jurassic museum, Tito Bustillo rock art center among others very versatile places that can be transformed into surprising settings to provide stunning, unrepeatable MICE experiences and very personalized and charismatic events.
“INDIANO MANSION” authentic and privileged enclaves, built by immigrants when they returned from America in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. These estates, based on the English style, symbolize triumph and success, and are an unbeatable venue in which to hold any event. There are several restaurants with Michelin Stars and almost 550 cider houses and famous “Llagares”. Asturias with its incomparable apple cider and the cradle of more than 50 varieties of cheese, including the unmatchable Cabrales.
In 2021, the Asturian hospitality chain Blue Hotels will open a new four-star hotel with 75 rooms on the Gran Bulevar El Vasco, an urban project that includes apartments, gardens, shopping and leisure areas. The Tierra Astur group offers here a cider house of 1,500 square meters aiming to host large groups of local gastronomy tastings. Palacio Valdés is the first hotel from Asturias to officially join the Alda Hotels chain.
Atlantic Spain, destinations and regions that offer a true Natural Paradise for holding events, conventions and incentives in wild environments and under initiatives linked to sustainability. More than one third of the region is protected, and there are 6 biosphere preserves. Asturias is represented by the green color since it is an identification of this region thanks to its natural heritage, attractive and secure cities and its commitment to sustainability.
A new chapter in the history of ARTIEM Hotel Group begins with the official opening of the brand new ARTIEM Asturias hotel, just 10 minutes from Gijón. A five star special property that is born to become a true paradise of well-being, personal and professional growth.
Asturias is nature, history, gastronomy, culture, sea and mountains, as well as an endless list of attractive options within a short distance of each other that will provide your congress, meeting or incentive trip with a special appeal. The world of stunning cider “Llagares” (cider cellars) to learn about the fascinating culinary and cultural rituals surrounding this unique product could be the perfect ending to business meetings.
Picos de Europa National Park, the oldest in Spain, ancient Celtic forts, Roman gold mines, a cultural center designed by Oscar Niemeyer in Avilés, The Exhibition and Congress palace in Oviedo designed by Santiago Calatrava, a spectacular structure featuring a large auditorium with capacity for over 2,000 delegates and 14 halls. The neo classical building Principe Felipe Congress Center and Auditorium with a large hall add value to its other 7 halls offering a whole range of capacities that can cater any kind of business events.
Covadonga, the origin of a kingdom and a national park. Settled in the council of Cangas de Onís, is a secluded and spiritual place that came to the forefront of history due to the events that occurred there over a thousand years ago and that took place in the rise of the Kingdom of Asturias.
Talaso – Sea water spa is the only thalassotherapy center in Asturias, with all the benefits of sea water and a privileged location in the center of Gijón.
The “Cabrales Cheese” Protected Designation of Origin since 1981.
The production area where this fabolous product is made includes the Council of Cabrales and some towns in the Council of Peñamellera Alta, both in Asturias. The milk used for its production is obtained exclusively from the herds of cows, sheep and goats registered in the Protected Designation of Origin.
The destination combines modernity, avant-garde, tradition and dynamism in a conglomerate of unique offers and resources that make it the perfect business experience.