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RESTAURANT “3 PAVARI” IN RIGA

RESTAURANT “3 PAVARI” IN RIGA

Via Hansa has been carefully selecting restaurants for its clients and this season will offer lunches and dinners for groups at the locally renowned restaurant 3 Pavari - Tam labam būs augt (Three Chefs - The Good Must Grow). The distinctly modern open-kitchen concept and reasonable prices have won great praise among all its guests.

09.05.2016
ACCOR OPENS TWO NEW HOTELS IN RIGA

ACCOR OPENS TWO NEW HOTELS IN RIGA

Accor Hotels is strengthening its presence in the Latvian capital with two new hotels set within and next to the Old Town. Complementing the existing 4-star Hotel Mercure Riga Centre, early next summer the international chain will open the central 120-room 3-star Hotel Ibis Riga Centre and the 150-room 5-star Pullman Riga directly in the Old Town.

19.11.2015
CASTLE OF LIGHT

CASTLE OF LIGHT

Having hosted major events related to the Latvian Presidency of the Council of the EU, the new National Library of Latvia, also known as the Castle of Light, is now fully available to the public. The architectural idea for the structure initially appeared 20 years ago and has finally become one of the widely recognised harbingers of the new age in architecture.

18.08.2015
HOTEL WELLTON RIGA FINALLY OPENS

HOTEL WELLTON RIGA FINALLY OPENS

The new 4-star Hotel Wellton Riga recently opened its doors. It is conveniently located in the Old Town of Riga offering 174 modern guest rooms, French cuisine restaurant, large breakfast restaurant and multifunctional spa complex. The hotel is an excellent choice for individual travellers as well as tour groups looking for affordable accommodation in the heart of the Old Town.

09.07.2015
FOOTBALL FRENZY IN THE BALTICS

FOOTBALL FRENZY IN THE BALTICS

As the qualifying tournament for EURO2016 is well underway, Via Hansa DMC recently had a busy weekend handling large arrangements in connection with the qualifiers. Via Hansa DMC Riga was responsible for arrangements for almost 500 guests in connection with the Latvia-Netherlands fixture in Riga, including the arrangements for the Dutch national squad itself.

01.07.2015
JURMALA – CITY ON THE WAVES

JURMALA – CITY ON THE WAVES

Hotels in the vibrant Latvian coastal resort of Jurmala by the Baltic Sea are looking for new customers. As relations between East and West have cooled over the last year and Russians have lost at least some of their traditionally strong interest in the Baltic countries, the Baltic resorts are looking at new markets.

28.05.2015
Latvia takes over European Union Presidency

Latvia takes over European Union Presidency

Latvia is holding the Presidency of the Council of the European Union in the first half of 2015. The Presidency is an opportunity for every member state, regardless of its size or length of membership, to influence the EU agenda and guide EU endeavours. The basic principles for Latvia’s Presidency are involvement, growth and sustainability.

26.01.2015
RIGA PASSES THE FLAG OF THE WORLD CHOIR GAMES ON TO SOCHI

RIGA PASSES THE FLAG OF THE WORLD CHOIR GAMES ON TO SOCHI

Riga has taken pride in being not only the European Capital of Culture 2014 but also the World Capital of Choral Music, hosting the 8th World Choir Games from July 9 to 19. The world’s largest choir competition brought together almost 27 000 participants in 460 choirs from 73 countries in five continents...

22.07.2014
MERCURE HOTELS COME TO RIGA

MERCURE HOTELS COME TO RIGA

May 16 saw the Grand Opening of the Hotel Mercure Riga Centre. The new 4-star designer hotel is located in the heart of Riga’s historic centre occupying a magnificent 1901 Art Nouveau building. It features a bold new design, which breaks the stereotypes and freshens up the city’s hotel market. The hotel offers 143 comfortable guest rooms with all modern amenities, an all-day dining restaurant.

21.05.2014
NEW HOTELS IN RIGA

NEW HOTELS IN RIGA

As Riga is celebrating being European Capital of Culture in 2014, this year will see significant changes on the hotel scene. A new local hotel chain, Wellton Hotel Group has taken over four 4-star properties: Hotel Wellton Gertrude (former Hotel FG Gertrude), Hotel Wellton Elefant (former Hotel Elefant), Hotel Wellton  Terrace Design (former Hotel Elizabetes) and Hotel Wellton Old Riga Palace (former Hotel Old Riga Palace) as well as the group recently unveiled a 120-room 4-star property, Wellton Centrum Hotel & Spa, in Riga’s Old Town. The group is currently constructing a new 170-room 4-star property, Hotel Wellton Valnu, to open in the Old Town by the end of 2014. Accor Hotels will open its first property in Riga by 1 May 2014, the 140-room 4-star Hotel Mercure Riga Centrum, and is planning to open a 5-star Hotel Pullman Riga before the season in 2015.

31.03.2014