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Union Hotels and Ljubljana to Host the 66th Slovenian Hospitality and Tourism Assembly

Ljubljana, 9 October 2018 – After exactly forty years, the Slovenian Hospitality and Tourism Assembly is returning to Ljubljana. At the closing ceremony of this year's Assembly, on 9 October 2018 in Piran, the Tourism and Hospitality Chamber of Slovenia entrusted the organisation of the 2019 Assembly to Union Hotels for the first time. In the competition organised as part of the Assembly, Union Hotels' employees received no fewer than three gold awards and a gold medal, as well as a bronze award and medal. The two-day Assembly and Days of Slovenian Tourism event, which was held between 8 and 9 October 2018, featured a number of competitions, exhibitions, workshops, specialist lectures and the like. Another important part of the event was the award ceremony, during which some of the top awards in the field of tourism were presented, including a recognition award for special work achievements and the contribution to raising the quality of services received by the Grand Hotel Union's concierges, Gregor Žibert and Blaž Sok, who have been members of `Les Clefs d'Or`, a world-renowned association of hotel concierges, since January 2018. "In 2019, the Slovenian Hospitality and Tourism Assembly is returning to Ljubljana after 40 years. This will be only the second time in the Assembly's history that the capital will host this one-of-a-kind Slovenian tourism event. At Union Hotels, we are honoured that we will be hosting the event with the longest tradition, which contributes significantly to Slovenia's tourism every year in particular in terms of innovation, professionalism, quality and the exchange of intergenerational experiences within the hospitality industry," says Matej Rigelnik, General Manager of Union Hotels, adding, "We believe that working alongside the Tourism and Hospitality Chamber of Slovenia we will create an outstanding event and add a new chapter to the added value of Slovenian hospitality." Gold Awards for Union Hotels' Employees at the Slovenian Hospitality and Tourism Assembly in Portorož At the 65th Assembly, held at Hoteli Bernardin between 8 and 9 October 2018, Union Hotels won several awards. UNION HOTELS – AWARD WINNERS • Katarina Tonković, gold award and gold medal, hotel housekeeping services competition • Ljilije Đurić, gold award and bronze medal, hotel housekeeping services competition • Mitja Hvalc, gold award, front desk services competition • Matic Kočar, bronze award, front desk services competition