BUSINESS SHORT

Crowne Plaza awarded as top business hotel

THE FOUR-STAR Crowne Plaza Hotel in Bratislava has been named the country's top business hotel by the Trend business magazine for 2006.

Apart from the Crowne Plaza, other Top 10 hotels include Marrol's, the Radisson SAS Carlton (both in Bratislava), the Hubert Vital Resort Hotel (Gerlachov, High Tatras), the Grandhotel Praha (Tatranská Lomnica, High Tatras), the Kaskády Hotel (Sliač-Sielnica, Banská Bystrica region), and the Dubná Skala Hotel (Žilina), the Aquacity Mountain View Hotel (Poprad). The Danube Hotel and the Dukla Hotel in Bratislava tied for 10th place, the TASR news wire wrote.

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