Jana Pungeršek Slovenia
Host an event in Ljubljana’s renovated department store
28 September 2017 MICE

We adore special venues with interesting story and we had an honour to host a Private MICE forum event in the Fashion house (Modna hisa) in Ljubljana. Building with first escalators in Ljubljana from 1961 was renovated by Union hotels, offers three floors and can host a variety of different and creative events in the city centre of Ljubljana.

The story behind the venue

“Modna hisa” was a centre of Yugoslavian textile industry, a pride of Ljubljana and a symbol of development. It quickly became the most popular department store in Ljubljana, since it was the first place in Ljubljana with escalators (moving stairs). The ultimate playground for children was finally built and children from the villages regularly stopped there on school trips to see this miracle. It also hosted fashion parades called “Tea at 5”, that were held in Tuesdays during spring and autumn.

Photo archive: Marjan Ciglic

Renovation and possibilities

The Fashion House is a fresh and new venue in Ljubljana, that is a part of Grand Hotel Union congress and meetings offer. With three levels (each floor has 420m2 of net floor area) it allows a different setup for each event it hosts. 120 guests of Private MICE forum in Ljubljana enjoyed their evening there and who knows – maybe they were playing on the escalators as well.

Photo: Matic Kremzar Photography

Production: ENKI