• CHS AlpAdria & Eastern Europe
    Annual Chapter Meeting

    Split, Croatia | 14-16 October 2022

We look forward to welcoming you to this vibrant city with perfect blend of ancient imperial architecture and modern Mediterranean lifestyle.

Program Highlights

  1. Welcome reception at the rooftop terrace of a heritage hotel in the heart of Split, overlooking the harbor and Diocletian palace
  2. CHS Members Meeting
  3. Saturday Hospitality Summit featuring industry presentations and panels
  4. Dinner at Michelin guide restaurant – “Dive into a tasty history lesson in the most magical place in Split”
  5. Site inspection of exciting new hotels in Split

Together we will celebrate 100 years of Hotel School history, following Meek’s Week celebrations organized by CHS Chapters worldwide!

Hospitality Summit

Program agenda

Welcome Note
Silvija Ilišković Balagović MRICS, President AA&EE Chapter, Cornell Hotel Society

Croatian Hotel Market Snapshot
Kristina Milin Topalović, Head of Hospitality Advisory, Horwath HTL Croatia

Trends in Hospitality Development
Christian Walter, Global CEO, PKF hospitality group

Hotel Design Trends & Brand Creation – SIRO Case Study
Ante Marić, Atellior architects

Leading Change in a VUCA World
Michael Nowlis, University of Cambridge

13:30 Light Lunch & Networking

*Registration is required for non-CHS members


For CHS Members, participation at the Hospitality Summit is included in the registration fee.

The Hospitality Summit is open to non-CHS members but separate registration is required.

Register online here!


Hotel Split Radisson Blu Resort & Spa

Located at the coast but close to city center, this hotel is a great choice for those wanting more
relaxed weekend. Range of options is available, from catching moments of early autumn warmth
at the beach, swimming in the Adriatic Sea, or chilling at the pool.
To the city center it takes 10 min by car and 20-25 min by foot.

Conference Rates

Superior rooms, city view + balcony

  • DBL/twin room 160 EUR
  • DBL room single use 140 EUR

Included: breakfast, spa (indoor + outdoor swimming pool and saunas), gym

Tax 1,80 EUR per person/day


  • Sea view room: plus 25 EUR
  • Premium (newly refurbished & spacious) room with sea view and balcony: plus 70 EUR (upon request)

Parking available, extra charge

Reservations: See Instructions to book conference rates online

Heritage Hotel Fermai M Gallery

A century-old building completed during World War I is a masterpiece by architect Petar
Senjanović, who brought a touch of recognizable Viennese Art Nouveau to Split. It was carefully reconstructed under supervision of conservators, with refreshing interior design emphasizing some of the original parts of the building. Opened in 2020, this hotel and its hosts are ambassadors of true Split charisma and hospitality.

Fermai in traditional Dalmatian dialect would mean something like “stop, slow down, wait”. We would just add enjoy!

The property is located in the city center, a walking distance to Diocletian palace and Riva.

Conference Rates

  • DBL/twin room 180 EUR
  • DBL room single use 165 EUR

Included: breakfast and a daily round trip transfer (15.10. & 16.10.) to meeting venue.

Tax 1,80 EUR per person/day

Public parking could be arranged.

Reservations: Please refer to code CORNELL – contact via welcome@hotelfermai.com


Room blocks have been negotiated for October 14-15, 2022. If you wish to stay outside
these dates, you’ll need to write to the hotel directly.

Due to high demand in that period, we negotiated limited number of rooms, so we advise to hurry up with reservations


The registration fee includes:

  • Cocktails and Dinner on Friday evening at Hotel Santa Lucia-Central rooftop terrace
  • Hospitality conference, coffee breaks and lunch on Saturday at the Radisson Blu Split
  • Tour of the Diocletian Palace
  • Hotel Tour of the AC by Marriott Hotel
  • Fine dining dinner at Kinoteka

*Registration fee does not include hotel accommodations or transportation.