Advanced Research Workshop 2008
Human Systems Integration to Enhance Maritime Domain Awareness
for Port/Harbour Security Systems
Opatija, Croatia (December 8-12)

Location > NATO ARW

The 2008 ARW will be held in the Hotel Ambasador in Opatija, Croatia. The little resort town of Opatija is very close to Rijeka, and Hotel Ambasador in Opatija has a smaller building that can host most of the participants of this ARW together in one place. It also offers a very good choice of conference rooms and break-out session rooms.

Hotel Ambasador

Set among the trees and rich foliage that characterise the Kvarner region's coastline, the ten storey Hotel Ambasador is located right at the water's edge, offering views of the Adriatic. The 180 air-conditioned guestrooms feature modern decor and come with balconies, satellite television, minibars, safes, hair dryers, and direct-dial phones. Buffet breakfasts, lunches and dinners are served each day in the main restaurant, where guests can enjoy live music on summer evenings and sample Croatian dishes once a week, while meals are served in the Hortenzia garden restaurant during the summer months. Guests can lounge under parasols beside the outdoor swimming pool with a cool drink from the bar, or stroll down to the private waterfront terrace, where there are showers and changing rooms, for a dip in the sea. The hotel has an indoor seawater pool, a fully equipped gym and a sauna. In the health centre, guests can enjoy massages and try acupuncture treatments while the beauty parlour and hair salon offer a range of hair, skin and body treatments. Guests can work online in the designated wireless Internet hotspot, buy the daily papers at the newsstand and sip drinks and cocktails while enjoying sea views on the terrace. Other amenities include a 24-hour front desk service with currency exchange, and free parking. The shops and services in central Opatija are within 500 metres of the hotel. Rijeka centre is 14 kilometres away. Rijeka airport is 44 kilometres and about a 40 minute journey from the hotel. The easiest way to get from the airport to the hotel is by taxi.