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Recent events in the hotel and restaurant, new trends and interesting and useful tips.

Electric vehicle charging station now also for Hotel CUBO guests

From December 2019 Hotel CUBO provides also the electric car charging service for electric vehicles , allowing guests and visitors to charge e-car in the most convenient moment of the day.

At CUBO we are focused on providing unique offers and even believe in the notion of granting quality services and electronic car charge station is one among them as electric cars are being increasingly used for holiday and business trips.

 Hotel CUBO is located in an amazing location within the city centre. Once arriving to the hotel all the top attractions are in walking distance. Therfore comfotably charging e-car within hotel for a next trip to new destination while exploring the city is a nice bonus.

The hotel guests can refuel their electric cars with ecological electricity at no charge. Use is on a first come first serve basis.

This means extra convenience for our guests and visitors who drive an e-car and a proof of our dedicated service and a first step into more environmentally friendly and sustainable hotel.

There are around 80 charging stations for electric vehicles in Ljubljana and more than 240 around Slovenia. Travellers arriving to Slovenia should not have problems to travel with electric vehicle from one part of the country to another as electric stations can be found in Ljubljana, but also in smaller villages, tourist sites and on highways. 

Slovenia is standing at 36th place among the 140 countries in the latest biannual global Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Report

Slovenia is up five spots in the latest biannual global Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Report, standing at 36th place among the 140 countries surveyed by the World Economic Forum (WEF). Economy Minister Zdravko Počivalšek commented on the improvement by saying that Slovenia was on the right track in the field of tourism.

In the 2019 survey, Slovenia scored an average of 4.3 out of seven points based on assessments in 14 elements of competitiveness in four key categories – enabling environment, tourism policy and enabling conditions, infrastructure and natural and cultural resources; two years ago, it placed 41st among 136 countries, down two spots from the 2015 survey, scoring an average of 4.18 points.

Slovenia fared the best in environmental sustainability, placing 8th, while standing in 15th place in terms of security. In infrastructure of road and maritime transport, the country is 20th, in natural resources in 26th, in tourism infrastructure in 27th and in importance of tourism in 33rd place.

In the field of tourism policy and the state of conditions for development, Slovenia placed 18th, which the Slovenian Tourism Board (STO) mostly attributes to the growth in importance of tourism.

For over a decade the World Economic Forum engaged leaders in travel and tourism to carry out an in-depth analysis of the travel and tourism (T&T) competitiveness. Published biennially, Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Report and Index benchmarks the T&T competitiveness of 140 economies and measures the set of factors and policies that enable the sustainable development of the Travel & Tourism (T&T) sector, which in turn, contributes to the development and competitiveness of a country.

Full report is available HERE.

Source: STA

JOB OFFER: CHEF, full-time

At CUBO Hotel restaurant in the center of Ljubljana, we are looking for a chef / cook. You will be responsible for preparation of breakfast and lunches. We offer a full-time job with a probationary period of three (3) months.

We are looking for a chef / cook who already has work experience as a kitchen chef. The tasks will mainly concern the preparation of  breakfasts and lunches at the Hotel CUBO Restaurant.

Description and work tasks:

  • preparation of weekly menu and cooking of lunches,
  • preparation of hotel breakfast and a la carte breakfast dishes,
  • preparing menu for groups or for business events,
  • cooperation with hotel team in the preparation of other hotel offers (picnic basket, snacks, …),
  • organization and coordination of work in the kitchen,
  • assistance in purchasing and control of inventories,
  • providing HACCP standards.

What we expect:

It is desirable that you have at least 1 year of work experience in the kitchen, sense of organizing a team in the kitchen,
consciousness and responsibility.

What we offer:

work mostly in the morning, up to 15:00,
full-time employment, with a probationary period of 3 months,
regular payment and remuneration,
participation in the preparation of menus and restaurant guidelines,
pleasant and stimulating working environment.
To apply for a job, send a short resume (CV) and a motivation letter on a maximum of one sheet, typed A4, where you focus on your work experience in the kitchen.

Applications are accepted only by e-mail at fnb@hotelcubo.com with the information KITCHEN.

 

CUBO at Slovenian Incoming Workshop SIW

This year the Slovenian Tourist Board (STO) organized the Slovenian Incoming Workshop, SIW2019, for the 22nd time. In addition to formal meetings where representatives of Slovenian tourist companies and organizations, hotels, travel agencies, spas, the public sector in tourism, congress centres and other tourism providers, as well as representatives of foreign tour operators and tourist agencies meet, there is a wide range of informal meetings. At the same time, the STO also prepared experiences for foreign visitors where they could experience Slovenia ant its beauties.

More than 400 participants from 37 countries gathered this year at SIW, which is a key event for the pormotion of Slovenian tourism. Slovenian providers thus had the opportunity to conclude concrete deals with key foreign partners.

Our team with Luka Ocvirk and Sandi Kovačević represented Hotel CUBO, Diners CUBO golf course and new CUBO projects.

Foto: Luka O. in Terme Olimia (@TermeOlimia)

Organize event or meeting in Hotel CUBO

 

With catering from our restaurants, audio-visual technology, lighting, décor, and event planning, we can ensure a spectacular event that will have your guests talking long after it’s over. We guide you through your entire event to ensure your business proceedings take place with minimal stress and maximum productivity.

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Christmas gifts from Ljubljana

Struggling for Christmas gift inspiration? Relax – we’ve got this. Just to help you with your last minute Christmas shopping for your family, friends and loved ones, we have prepared a list of few unique items for a Christmas gift with a difference. 

 

Slovenian honey
Slovenians have always been a nation of beekeepers. Slovenian beekeepers produce good quality and safe honey. Besides this Slovenian beekeepers offer a wide variety of bee products.
Available in shops around the city center or at Kraševka shop.

Kraševka shop address: Vodnikov trg 4

 

Piran salt
The Piran Salt Pans are among those rare salt pans in the world where salt is produced using centuries-old processes, involving entirely natural crystallisation, working by hand and employing tools and procedures used by our ancestors. In Piranske soilne shop you can but The Piran salt and various salt-based products.
Piranske soline website: HERE 
Piranske soline shop address: Mestni trg 19

 
Rogaška crystal
With a tradition of 350 years, Rogaška is a chic & trendy luxury brand, creating premium home and lifestyle products in high-quality crystal.
Steklarna Rogaška website: HERE 
 Steklarna Rogaška shop: Mestni trg 22

 

Idrija Lace
Idrija lace is a bobbin tape lace. The tape is made with bobbins at the same time as the rest of the lace, curving back on itself, and joined using a crochet hook. Lace produced in Idrija is now appreciated as an ethnological, cultural, technological and handcrafted treasure to be preserved.
Available in shops around the city or at Galerija Idrijske čipke shop

Galerija Idrijske čipke shop address: Mestni trg 17

 

The Slovenia Book
The Slovenia Book is the work of a group of experienced foreign writers who reside in the country and are passionate about sharing their collected knowledge of our amazing country. THE Slovenia Book is a great companion on any visit to Slovenia.
Company THE Slovenia International Publishing House is the #1 source of professionally-written travel and tourism information. You can also visit their The Slovenia Shop, just next door from hotel CUBO where you will find unlimited supply of tourist information in the form of maps and guides and a wide variety of premium Slovene souvenirs.
The Slovenia Shop website HERE

The Slovenia Shop address: Slovenska cesta 17

 

Porcelain Catbriyur
Porcelain Catbriyur is a top-quality porcelain developed and handcrafted by the designers Katja and Jure Bricman. Even Her Majesty Queen Elisabeth II, was presented an exclusive gold-encrusted Royal Collection tea set during her official state visit to Slovenia a few years ago.

Website: HERE

Address: Ciril- Metodov trg 19

Museum water
Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia, is renowned for its rich supply of high-quality drinking water. Protecting water sources is one of the sustainable projects that have brought Ljubljana the flattering title of European Green Capital 2016. We invite you to fill your bottle from one of Ljubljana’s public drinking fountains and taste this natural treasure. Whenever you fill the Museum Water bottle with drinking water, remember what a precious liquid you are consuming.
Available at City museum website HERE

Mestni muzej/ City museum address: Gosposka 15

 

Cups with personality
If you laugh your pants off while drinking morning coffee, your day bodes well. That is why Polonapolona draws interpretations of honorable literati, prominent historical figures, fallen heroes and upstanding citizens on best kind of porcelain cups.
Polonapolona website: HERE

Available at shops and bookstores in the city center.

 

Urban coloring book Ljubljana
The book presents realistic views of the city while the drawings of patterns are all inspired by façade or folk art elements from the city. The coloring book Ljubljana is a visual art representation of the city with educational note. The acompanying text of the drawings gives a brief data on city attractions, their authors and history, and some playful trivia of life in the city.

Avaialble at bookstores.

 

Ljubljana dragon
Symbol of the Slovenian capital, and sentinel of the iconic Emperor Franz Josef Jubilee Bridge, Ljubljana’s dragon is comfortably the city’s most recognizable resident. You will find dragons of all shapes and sizes in shops around the centre. Or just visit Ljubljana Tourist office.
Ljubljana Tourist office shop website: HERE
Ljubljana Tourist office shop address: Adamič-Lundrovo nabrežje 2