World's Best Receptionist - The David Campbell Trophy, Hosted by the AICR

About the AICRexperience

From the 20th – 24th of April 2022, the AICR invites all hoteliers to join the AICRexperience in Baden Baden, Germany.

The AICRexperience is a new networking format for the hospitality industry and reinvents the renowned annual AICR International Congress.

We are inviting you to join us for a weekend tailor-made for all Hotel Managers and Front Office experts. Say goodbye to classic networking events, say hello to a new way of making real connections.

Join the AICRexperience 2022.

Programme

The Organizing Committee has put together a unique and inspiring programme for you.

We invite you to explore Baden-Baden with us, have arranged for informative and interactive educational workshops, fun and bonding activities indoor and outdoor and unforgettable evening events. We have selected four beautiful hotels to choose from, all are located within a few minutes walking distance to each other.

For the renowned evening events, get excited for a ‘James Bond’ Style Thursday evening with our Casino Night in Baden-Baden’s beautiful and magnificent Casino. On Friday evening, experience a German dinner with traditional German food and drinks – as always we encourage you all to wear your country’s traditional national dress. And last but not least – on Saturday evening the Black Tie Gala Dinner and Winner Announcement of the AICR World’s Best Receptionist 2022. Expect a stunning location, award ceremony, live music acts and dancing.

Book your package now and benefit from our Early Bird Packages, available until 24th of February 2022.

You can view the programme below or download a PDF of the programme here: PROGRAMME AICRexperience Baden-Baden 2022

Brenner’s Park-Hotel & Spa

Brenner’s Park-Hotel & Spa, located in the heart of the picturesque, cosmopolitan town of Baden-Baden, presents itself as an oasis of beauty surrounded by enchanting parkland. Tradition and modern elegance connect with unparalleled spa experiences in the legendary grand hotel. (Visit site)

Roomers Baden-Baden

Roomers Baden-Baden – Autograph Collection, is both a lively lifestyle hotel and a relaxing getaway at the same time. Designed by Piero Lissoni, international guests meet Black Forest locals.  (Visit site)

Maison Messmer Baden-Baden

For more than 40 years, the former Residence Messmer served as the summer residence of the German Emperor Wilhelm I. Thanks to the extensive restoration of the listed building, you can feel the breath of great history again today. (Visit site)

Holiday Inn Express

Holiday Inn Express Baden-Baden is a comfortable 3-star hotel conveniently located near the centre of Baden-Baden. (Visit site)

Baden-Baden Walking Guided City Tour

Location: Baden-Baden
Dresscode: Casual
Participants: Pre-Registered

Showround Dinner @ Brenner’s Park-Hotel & Spa

Location: Brenner's Park-Hotel & SPA
Dresscode: Smart
Participants: All Participants

Candidates’ Dinner incl. Drinks

Location: Moriki, Roomers
Dresscode: Smart Casual
Participants: WBR Candidates, Presidents & International Committee, Organising Committee

After Dinner Drinks

Location: Brenner's Park Hotel & SPA
Dresscode: Smart Casual
Participants: All Participants

1-hour Yoga Session by The Right Balance

Location: Brenner's Park Hotel & SPA
Dresscode: Sporty
Participants: Pre-Registered

Workshops ‘Mindful Leadership’ / ‘Mastering Social Media’

Location: Maison Messmer
Dresscode: Business
Participants: Pre-Registered

Baden-Baden Walking Guided City Tour

Location: Baden-Baden
Dresscode: Casual
Participants: Pre-Registered

Lunch @ Löwenbräu Baden-Baden

Location: Löwenbräu Baden-Baden
Dresscode: Casual
Participants: All participants

AICR International Warm-up Webinar & Election

Location: Maison-Messmer & Hybrid
Dresscode: Business
Participants: Hybrid, AICR Members Only

Webinar by Sonal Uberoi – Bestselling Author of The Wellness Asset

Location: Dorint Maison-Messmer & Hybrid
Dresscode: Business
Participants: Hybrid, All Participants

Workshops ‘Mindful Leadership’ / ‘Mastering Social Media’ / ‘Leading & Working Effectively’

Location: Maison Messmer
Dresscode: Business
Participants: Pre-Registered

Casino Night, 4-Course Menu incl. Drinks powered by Project Wings

Location: The Grill @ Casino Baden-Baden
Dresscode: Casino (Black Tie, Cocktail)
Participants: All Participants

Black Jack, Poker & Roulette Training powered by Fair Job Hotels

Location: Casino Baden-Baden
Dresscode: Casino (Black Tie, Cocktail)
Participants: Pre-Registered

Gambling & Clubbing

Location: Casino Baden-Baden
Dresscode: Casino (Black Tie, Cocktail)
Participants: All Participants

Option 1: Team Bonding (High Line Park & Summer Bob Ride) incl. Lunch

Location: Mehliskopf
Dresscode: Outdoor
Participants: Pre-Registered

Option 2: Festspielhaus Walking Guided Tour incl. Lunch

Location: Festspielhaus
Dresscode: Outdoor
Participants: All Participants

Workshops ‘Delegate Effectively’ / ‘Powerful Group Coaching’ powered by hotelkit

Location: Maison Messmer
Dresscode: Business
Participants: Pre-Registered

Workshops ‘Mindful Leadership II’ / ‘Mastering Social Media II’

Location: Maison Messmer
Dresscode: Business
Participants: Pre-Registered

Traditional German Dinner incl. Drinks & Music powered by duetto cloud

Location: Geroldsauer Mühle
Dresscode: National Dress
Participants: All Participants

1-hour Yoga Session by The Right Balance

Location: Brenner's Park Hotel & SPA
Dresscode: Sporty
Participants: Pre-Registered

Workshops ‘Navigating Change’ / ‘Uncover Your Potential with LEGO Serious Play’

Location: Maison Messmer
Dresscode: Business
Participants: Pre-Registered

Baden-Baden Walking Guided City Tour / Segway Tour

Location: Baden-Baden
Dresscode: Casual
Participants: Pre-Registered

Wine Hike incl. Tasting

Location: Weinberg Baden-Baden
Dresscode: Outdoor
Participants: Pre-Registered

Mercedes Benz Rastatt Factory Tour

Location: Rastatt
Dresscode: Outdoor
Participants: Pre-Registered

Mercedes GLA Test Drive Experience

Location: Rastatt
Dresscode: Outdoor
Participants: Pre-Registered

E-Bike Tour of Baden-Baden

Location: Baden-Baden
Dresscode: Outdoor
Participants: Pre-Registered

Wellness at Thermal Bath ‘Caracalla Therme’

Location: Baden-Baden
Dresscode: Swimwear Optional
Participants: All Participants

Segway Winetour

Location: Outdoor
Dresscode: Casual/Sporty
Participants: Pre-registered

AICR World’s Best Receptionist Gala Dinner, 4-course menu incl. Drinks & Live Music

Location: Kurhaus Baden-Baden
Dresscode: Black Tie / Elegant
Participants: All Participants

AICR World’s Best Receptionist Winner Announcement

Location: Kurhaus Baden-Baden
Dresscode: Black Tie / Elegant
Participants: Hybrid, All Participants

After-Show-Party incl. DJ

Location: Kurhaus Baden-Baden
Dresscode: Black Tie / Elegant
Participants: All Participants

Individual departures

Location: All Hotels
Dresscode: Casual
Participants: All Participants

How to get to Baden-Baden

Baden-Baden is located in the South-West of Germany, close to the French border.

  • The closest airports are Stuttgart (STR) and Straßbourg (SXB).
  • The closest international airport is Frankfurt (FRA).
  • Travel by car from the airports is between 45 and 90 minutes.
  • If you are interested in a shuttle, please send us your flight details and we will arrange a transfer for peak arrival times to Baden-Baden.
  • The closest train station is Baden-Baden train station.

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The AICR International Congress Warsaw took place in 2020 between the 5th and the 9th of February and included educational workshops, social events, sightseeing as well as the International Receptionist of the Year Competition (now the World’s Best Receptionist).

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