The 8th annual International Wine Tourism Conference (IWINETC) 2016 will take place in the Barcelona Golf Resort & Spa Hotel, a four star hotel located in amongst the rolling hills and fantastic scenery of the Penedès wine region located in the Province of Barcelona, Catalunya. This region is known world wide for spectacular wines, cavas and cuisine, so it makes a perfect location for wine & culinary tourism professionals to come together for this unique event.
This luxurious Barcelona Golf Hotel boasts 150 beautifully furnished rooms, in a lovely setting close to the town of Sant Esteve de Sosrovires and the village of La Beguda Baixa. It is built adjacent to the Barcelona Golf Club, which features two courses both designed by one of the best golfers in the world and the captain of the European Ryder Cup 2012 champion team, Jose Maria Olazabal! Some of the talks and wine tastings will be accommodated here.
Conference delegates will adore this venue as a space to gain knowledge, do business and network. The location is also a great base from which to explore any or all of the 12 designations of origin located in Catalunya namely Alella, Cava, Conca de Barberà Costers del Segre, Catalunya, Empordà, Montsant, Penedès, Priorat, Pla de Bagés, Tarragona and Terra Alta.
The lobby of this hotel is spacious, with shining dark hardwood flooring and large windows, so delegates can see the wooden terrace outside, enjoy a panoramic view of the hills and the striking mountain of Montserrat. Delegates may enjoy taking a coffee or a glass of one of the 50 Great Cavas on the terrace and looking over the gardens. Set amongst these carefully manicured gardens is a large swimming pool, it is the perfect place to relax, enjoy and refresh.
Delegates will find a cozy café and bar, with more views of the natural beauty surrounding this hotel. Beyond this is the Restaurant Xarel-lo, the perfect place to enjoy some Mediterranean and traditional Catalan cuisine, which this region is famous for. Enormous windows allow light to stream into the restaurant, creating a luminous atmosphere. The mountain views are marvelous from every angle.
The hotel’s Wellness Centre/Spa is an oasis of wellness, relaxation and pampering. Here delegates may take some time for themselves and enjoy the Wellness Circuit, which includes waterfall showers, swan neck fountains, bubble massage benches and fountains, toning pools and foot spas. To top it all off there is the Finnish sauna and Turkish baths. In their five massage rooms delegates can treat themselves to a massage or one of the over 70 treatments on offer.
We are certain that attendees of IWINETC 2016 will be thrilled with this venue.