Aro Palace, ideally located in the centre of historic Brasov, demonstrates the potential of Romania’s tourism sector. The iconic hotel in a listed landmark building opened its original wing in 1939 and a new wing in 1965. For the past ten years, the hotel’s owners have been modernising and updating the hotel to meet five-star standards, and today Aro Palace offers truly palatial facilities and services.
Daniela Tibeica, General Manager, explains, “Our modernisation project included the refurbishment of existing facilities and the construction of a new facility, for a total of 22,000 sq m.” New services include a new restaurant, a business club on the top floor with panoramic views, a state-of-the-art new conference centre which can accommodate up to 700 people, and a luxurious 2,500 sq m underground spa.
State-of-the-art conference centre
Aro Palace pampers its guests with an array of amenities, including room service, WiFi Internet connections, a pay-TV system, air-conditioning, and much more. The Aro Palace Conference Centre is truly five-star, featuring the latest audio-visual equipment and simultaneous translation services. The hotel also has its own business centre.
As Brasov’s most prominent hotel, Aro Palace plays a key role in developing the city’s high-potential tourism industry. The hotel is well known for its outstanding food and beverage options, and it participated in the international Culinary Art Olympics and the Internazionali d’Italia, winning bronze and gold medals at both events. Aro Palace chef Cornelia Ghişoi was named one of the world’s top ten lady chefs by the World Association of Chefs Societies.
Aro Palace is committed to maintaining the highest international standards in all its operations and adheres to ISO 22000 standards for food safety. The hotel is also a benchmark in Romania’s private sector and has been awarded a certificate of excellence for 19 years in a row from the local Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
Aro Palace – the only hotel in Brasov who had the honour to host all the Presidents of Romania in the last 25 years – attracts visitors from all over the world, and guarantees the highest-quality personalised service for every guest. To reach new markets, Aro Palace has formed partnerships with tourism professionals in many countries, including several important travel agencies in Europe, the Near East, Australia, and the US. It is also seeing more and more visitors from Asia.
Daniela Tibeica points out, “Brasov is a destination for European cultural tourism. The city offers historic landmarks, great beauty, a charming lifestyle and friendly people.” She welcomes international travellers to Brasov and to Aro Palace, a luxurious choice in the heart of the city.