At Yanardag (the Burning Mountain) in Mammadli village a wall of flames has been burning naturally and somewhat mysteriously on a hillside for thousands of years. Having first come to global attention way back in the 13th century after appearing in the writings of Venetian traveller Marco Polo, these mysterious flames continue to mesmerise many who visit the site today. Recently the Yanardag Reserve was developed to include a 500-seater amphitheatre and contemporary on-site museum where you’ll be able to learn all about Baku’s naturally-burning fires and their role in making Azerbaijan an ancient centre of Zoroastrianism.
Absheron Peninsula, The village of Mammadli
Located 120 km north of Baku, Qalaalti enjoys a spectacular setting surrounded by lush forests in the foothills of the Caucasus Mountains. The luxury resort has wide-ranging facilities for events and meetings, with a conference hall able to host up to 180 guests. The resort is famous for its health and wellness treatments, especially those involving a local type of mineral water called naftsu, which contains oil-bearing organic substances suitable for soothing in particular kidney and stomach ailments. In addition, Qalaalti offers an array of entertainment options from darts and table tennis to billiards and bowling and an outdoor nightclub. There’s also an outdoor pool with stunning panoramic views as well as courts for football, volleyball and basketball.
Qalaalti, Shabran, Azerbaijan
Set amid the glorious countryside of the Guba region, Quba Palace is surrounded by spectacular mountains and forests. Rooms are luxurious, with many possessing mountain or lake views, and state-of-the-art villas are available for larger groups. Meetings facilities are extensive, with the largest conference room able to accommodate up to 800. The contemporary spa and fitness area will help delegates keep fit and healthy during their stay, while fans of golf can relish a round at the fabulous on-site Azerbaijan National Golf Club. Guba Palace is 7 km from central Guba and 170 km north of Baku city centre.
The Azerbaijani carpet is a key centrepiece in our national culture, and only an innovative rug-shaped architectural wonder could do it justice. Situated on the Baku Boulevard, the carpet museum houses the largest collection of Azerbaijani carpets in the world; 6,000 of them bring to life the past, patterns and philosophies of our carpet weaving traditions. The museum’s 600 m2 lobby is good for receptions, while conference rooms on the first and third floors can host up to 70 and 46 seated visitors respectively. The fully equipped exhibitions hall is decorated with traditional carpets from all of the seven schools of Azerbaijani carpet weaving.
28 Mikayil Huseynov Avenue, Baku, Azerbaijan
Set beneath the Caucasus Mountains and surrounded by lush forest 4 km from the centre of Gabala in northern Azerbaijan, the Heydar Aliyev Congress Hall is truly a unique location for business events for up to 1,200 people. The gilded interior is equipped with the latest technology and houses the best chefs and service professionals. The hall can accommodate about 300 persons in cocktail and banquet set ups.
Ismayil bay Gutgashinli Rd, Gebele
Located next to the ski lifts, Zirve Hotel Shahdag combines superb skiing and fitness facilities with state-of-the-art meeting and conference rooms. Part of the Shahdag Mountain Resort 200 km north from Baku and under 30 km from Gusar city, this contemporary hotel at the base of the ski slopes is a great option for outdoor enthusiasts given its easy access to ski school and equipment rental services. However, the hotel equally caters to anyone looking to unwind and enjoy the spectacular scenery of the Caucasus Mountains. A range of outdoor activities are offered in the off-season and local attractions the Laza Waterfall (3-4 km away) and Taj Mahal Mosque in Anig village (10 km away) can easily be visited. And with three conference rooms, the largest fitting up to 120 people, Zirve can also stage a wide range of business events.
Qusar, Laza Road 29 km Qusar, Qusar, Azerbaijan
Pik Palace, Shahdag Gusar-Laza Road, KM 29, Azerbaijan
One of the top luxury hotels in the Azerbaijani countryside that also maintains a very homely feel and is surrounded by lush mountain forest. The Marxal resort is just 4 km from historic Sheki, a true travel gem of the Caucasus. It aims to combine the charm of staying in a private home with five-star luxury. The setting, surrounded by majestic mountains, is absolutely lovely, and the spa features a unique amber room designed to stimulate the immune system, as well as a salt room and plenty more treatments. Entertainment options cover bowling, billiards, karaoke, nightclub and much besides, and the multi-functional events facilities include a conference hall, meeting room, outdoor amphitheatre and banquet hall. Between rooms and villas, the hotel can accommodate up to 600 guests.
Azerbaijan Republic, Sheki
Perched on the slopes of the Caucasus Mountains in the Shamakhi region, Shamakhi Palace is a blissful escape about two hours’ drive from central Baku (140 km). The eye-catchingly luxurious hotel possesses 102 guest rooms, as well as four meeting rooms and a ballroom capable of accommodating up to 400 delegates. On-site activities include bowling and billiards. There’s also a fantastic spa offering wide-ranging treatments, indoor and outdoor pools, courts for ball games and opportunities for hiking and horse riding.
Shamakhi Region, Sharadil Village Azerbaijan
Part of the Shahdag Mountain Resort, the strikingly contemporary design of the Shahdag Hotel features 173 rooms exuding refined luxury and guests can enjoy multiple restaurants, bars and lounges with stunning mountain views. Besides skiing on Shahdag’s fantastic slopes in winter, the hotel boasts a gym and spa complete with indoor pool and activities like horse riding and cycling are available in the off-season. Nearby attractions include the Laza Waterfall (3-4 km) and Taj Mahal Mosque in the village of Anig (10 km). And with four meeting rooms and three ballrooms, the largest of which fits up to 180 people, this is an excellent venue for business events as well.
Gabala, AZ1039 Gabala, Azerbaijan
Set in the glorious Caucasus Mountains with world-class skiing options and events venues catering for everything from boardroom-style gatherings to conventions for hundreds. Looking for luxury at the top of the Caucasus Mountains? Pik Palace is an excellent choice. Situated 200 km north of Baku and 30 km from Gusar city at the state-of-the-art Shahdag Mountain Resort, guests have superb access to the ski slopes between December and March, while hiking, horse riding and cycling can be enjoyed in summer. The largest of its four ballrooms accommodates over 300 people, and between meetings guests can unwind at a selection of stylish restaurants and cafes or pamper themselves at the wonderful spa, complete with a luxuriously landscaped heated outdoor pool.
Pik Palace, Shahdag Gusar-Laza Road, KM 29, Azerbaijan
Modern, functional and not far from Azerbaijan’s second city of Ganja with a range of business services and function rooms. Ramada Plaza is just 3 km west of the centre of Ganja, Azerbaijan’s second city, famous for its rich history and as the birthplace of revered 12th-century poet Nizami Ganjavi. Besides having over 180 rooms and suites and the on-site restaurants serving local and European cuisine, there’s a well-equipped health club with indoor and outdoor pools, gym, tennis court and vitamin bar. Tours of Ganja and nearby attractions can be arranged, and business meeting facilities include several rooms each accommodating between 40 and 60 people, plus the Kapaz conference room which seats over 200. The distance from central Baku is 350 km.
519 Nizami Ganjavi avenue, AZ2019, Ganja, Azerbaijan
The first 5-star hotel in the Gakh region with a magnificent countryside setting home to diverse flora and fauna, historical ruins, mountain rivers and mineral springs. The first five-star hotel opened in the Gakh district, EL Resort Hotel, is located in the place surrounded by magnificent nature of the town, interesting from the business and tourism point of view, and within the monuments registered in the State Historical Museum. The rare flora and fauna of the hotel area, that is also rich with mineral springs and mountainous rivers make the guests’ healthy stay here quite interesting and memorable.
Heydar Aliyev Avenue, Qakh, Azerbaijan
Surrounded by the outstanding natural beauty of Gabala’s Yengija Forest near a therapeutic water source that’s been used by locals since ancient times. Located amidst the outstanding natural beauty of the Yengija Forest, the four-star Qafqaz Thermal Hotel is a unique relaxation and recreation centre in Gabala, established around the therapeutic water source located on its territory. This has been chemically analyzed over many years, and the restorative effect of this water has been proven, thereby substantiating the reasons for the use of the water by local people since ancient times. Guests have the opportunity to rejuvenate themselves in the thermal baths that utilize this unique water, located in the health center of the Qafqaz Thermal Hotel. The water can be used to treat arthritis, rheumatic and muscular pains; dermatological diseases; osteochondritis and other related disorders.
Yengice, AZ3600 Yengica, Azerbaijan
With an interior inspired by an ancient Silk Road caravanserai, this boutique hotel in Gabala is a tranquil escape with a classy confer ence room. The four-star Qafqaz Karvansaray boutique hotel is located in the legendary city of Gabala, a few minutes’ walking distances from main shopping areas and the Gabala Olympic Centre. The philosophy of the hotel is to create a unique experience for individuals and groups, providing them with a tranquil hideaway where they can refresh themselves amidst modern and traditional ‘Karvansaray-style’ decoration. The hotel offers accommodation with city views, innovative dining options, and state-of-the-art spa and fitness facilities. In short, the Qafqaz Karvansaray Hotel is the perfect oasis for single travelers, couples and families seeking a private and peaceful retreat.
E. Kerimov Street, AZ3600 Gabala, Azerbaijan
Situated amid stunning scenery next to the Damiraparan River, this hotel blends a luxurious interior with maximum comfort and marvelous nature. Located in an amazing area of stunning natural scenery next to the Demiraparan River, nestling amidst the Caucasus Mountains, the Qafqaz Riverside Hotel epitomises luxury of the highest level. The Tufandag Winter/Summer Tourist Complex and the Gabaland theme park flank the hotel. This hotel, which harmoniously combines a luxurious interior, maximum comfort and marvellous nature, provides many different categories of hotel rooms, as well as cottages in various configurations.
Gabala, AZ1038 Gabala, Azerbaijan
A luxurious hotel near Gabala city centre offering a range of room types, cottages and two large conference halls near the magnificent Caucasus Mountains. Situated in the foothills of the Greater Caucasus Mountains, the five-star Qafqaz Sport Hotel is located a few minutes from the centre of Gabala city and near various international sports facilities. This luxurious hotel, covering a large green area, is able to satisfy the tastes and requirements of all guests with a range of room types and self-contained cottages. Located next to the Gabala Olympic Centre and Gabala Stadium, the hotel can host large sporting and other events.
Gabala, AZ1039 Gabala, Azerbaijan
Nestled beneath an emerald green forest in the foothills of the snow-covered Caucasus Mountains, the Qafqaz Resort Hotel is a great spot for combining business with pleasure. The Qafqaz Resort Hotel nestles in the shadow of the stunning natural landscape of the snow-covered Great Caucasus Mountains and emerald green forests. The experienced personnel seek to provide guests with the warmest possible welcome and aim to satisfy every requirement.
Gabala District, AZ1030 Gabala, Azerbaijan
This blue glass tower has established a reputation for offering superb quality business-standard accommodation at remarkably affordable prices.
Tbilisi Avenue 38, Baku, Azerbaijan
Oozing with atmosphere, an evening at the Shirvanshah Museum Restaurant really does feel like you’re dining in a museum.
86 Salatın Asgarova, Baku, Azerbaijan
Crystal Hall, National Flag Square, Baku, Azerbaijan
Baku’s Unesco-listed Old City core is remarkable for its collection of old stone caravanserais, several now used as restaurants.
22 Asef Zeynalli, Icheri Sheher, Baku, Azerbaijan
The main hall’s feast of white marble and inlay creates a stunning atmosphere that feels something like a stylized 19th-century theatre made of icing sugar.
7 Hasan Seyidbayli str., Baku, Azerbaijan
Tosca is a central, Caspian-facing restaurant and wine-bar with gelateria, pasticceria and dynamic open kitchen.
34 Neftchiler Avenue, Seaside Boulevard
A relaxed yet sophisticated palette of cool blues and soft silver leathers is warmed by limed oak flooring, sculpted carpets and iridescent pearl mosaics.
34 Neftchilar Avenue, Seaside Boulevard, Baku, Azerbaijan
34 Neftchilar Avenue, Seaside Boulevard, Baku, Azerbaijan
Nakhchivan Restaurant is unusual in Baku for offering top quality Nakhchivani and Azerbaijani specialties in a warmly upmarket, European atmosphere.
8A Parlament Avenue, Baku, Azerbaijan
It encloses a central courtyard where diners sit at carpet-decked benches shaded by a central fig tree.
Mugam Club, Baku Azerbaijan
Like sailing on the Caspian but without the need for a boat, this exclusive curl of modernism sits at the end of its own pier, jutting into the sea from Baku’s southern bayside promenade.
Mayak Restaurant, Baku, Azerbaijan
Mari Vanna conjures up a magical atmosphere that feels like a series of scenes from a Russian fairy tale.
41 Zarifa Aliyeva St.,Baku, Azerbaijan
Draped with foliage and decorated with what appear to house-fronts, it’s sometimes hard to remember whether you’re inside or out in the vast main dining area
Mangal Steak House, Baku, Azerbaijan
If you are organizing an event at Electra, what better place to dine than at the ‘club’ style venue Enerji next door.
National Flag Square, Baku, Azerbaijan
One of the newest stars in the Baku foodie scene, Chayki offers Azerbaijani and trans-Caucasian fine dining with a modern twist.
24/1 Neftchilar Avenue, Seaside Boulevard, Baku, Azerbaijan
A dining-scene mainstay for the Baku cognoscenti, Chinar is as famous for its Asian-fusion cooking as for its suavely stylized décor with its subtle elements of contemporary oriental design.
1 Shovkat Alakbarova, Baku, Azerbaijan
One of those rare brands that successfully combines global reach while retaining an aura of cult exclusivity, Buddha Bars bring together Parisian je ne sais qui with an enchanting East Asian mystique.
Azadliq Square, JW Marriott Absheron, Baku
With an enviable central location between the main railway station and the national theatre, this new four-star property overlooks the Winter Park strip.
Aliyev str. 210, Nasimi district, Baku, Azerbaijan
This international standard business hotel prides itself on uncomplicated, consistent and reliable service.
Azadliq avenue 1, Baku, Azerbaijan
Quite possibly the most stylishly modern Holiday Inn that you’ll ever find, this multi-story tower is a suave business address that’s ideally placed for the business-centric Port Baku area.
Keykab Khanim, Baku, Azerbaijan
A mélange of classical European architecture and contemporary design elements, Excelsior is decked with facsimile art and lavished with velvet textures to create a distinctive atmosphere.
Excelsior Hotel Baku, 2 Haydar Aliyev Ave, Baku 1154
The lavish use of marble and crystal gives a remarkable sense of indulgence, encapsulated by the truly incredible multi-story chandelier.
94 Gelebe Street, Bilgah district, Baku, Azerbaijan
A great choice for smaller, high-level meetings, the fully equipped multi-functional venue holding around 50 participants.
Khagani Rustamov Street 4C, Khatai district, Baku, Azerbaijan
Rising in 25 gleaming stories of deep-blue glass, the Hilton Baku offers a wide selection of meeting rooms and unforgettable views.
1B Azadlig Avenue, Baku, Azerbaijan
With more experience than any other Baku 5* hotel, the Hyatt Regency has been setting the standards for Baku business hotels since the mid-1990s.
1033 Izmir Street, Baku, Azerbaijan, АZ 1065
At the magnificent Four Seasons you might doubt, such is the glory of the Beaux Arts stonework and flower-filled interior, oozing with classical elegance.
1, Neftchilar avenue, Baku, Azerbaijan
National Flag Square, Baku, Azerbaijan
Museum of Modern Art, Baku, Azerbaijan
What sets the Elite Events Hall apart is its location at a large equestrian centre home to horse races and rides.
Bina Horse Club, Baku, Azerbaijan
Gazelli is one of Azerbaijan’s most internationally minded private galleries for modern and contemporary art.
172 Lev Tolstoy, Baku, Azerbaijan
Baku’s International Mugham Center was built as a place to host, promote, preserve and popularize this musical genre.
International Mugam Center, Neftchilar avenue, Baku, Azerbaijan
Villa Petrolea is a remarkable, highly exclusive conference venue decked with priceless masterpieces of Azerbaijani art.
57/2 Nobel avenue, Baku, Azerbaijan
Entirely refurbished in 2008, this large-format concert-hall dates originally to 1972 and has hosted many big-name concerts.
35 Bulbul avenue, Baku, Azerbaijan
Elektra Events Hall, National Flag Square, Baku, Azerbaijan
It’s hard to imagine a more impressive place to host an exclusive meeting than the Baku Business Center with its enviable location.
44 Neftchilar avenue, Baku, Azerbaijan
For large scale trade fairs, the obvious choice is Baku Expo Center, a three-hectare exhibition complex with over 20,000m2 of display areas.
515 H.Aliyev avenue, Baku, Azerbaijan
Boyuk Saray is a complex of the premium class events which combines fine example of high style and classics.
Boyuk Saray, 20/41 Mikayil Aliyev, Baku, Azerbaijan
Buta Palace, Heydar Aliyev avenue, Baku, Azerbaijan
Heydar Aliyev Center is considered as one of the main attractions for visitors and has also become a symbol of modern Baku.
Heydar Aliyev Center, 1 Heydar Aliyev avenue,Baku, Azerbaijan
Fairmont Baku, Flame Towers is the city’s chosen place for distinguished happenings, ideal for intimate social gatherings and lavish corporate functions alike.
Flame Towers 1A, Mehdi Huseyn, Baku, Azerbaijan
The region’s biggest brand-new Baku Congress Center is a multifunctional building with clearly structured but flexible rooms.
Tabriz str, 130, Baku
Boulevard hotel Baku is designed to host large events of various formats, where the number of participants can reach 1,000 attendees or more.
Khagani Rustamov street 4C, Baku, Azerbaijan