The Riga Latvian Society House (Rīgas Latviešu biedrība nams), located at Merķeļa iela 13, is an ornate historical landmark in the very centre of Riga. Completed in 1909, the building was the first in Riga to be constructed in the neoclassical style. The Latvian Society House also showcases Riga’s famous Art Nouveau style, with decorative images adorning the façade.

The Riga Latvian Society House is situated directly opposite the verdant Vērmane Park, the oldest public garden in Riga, designed in 1814.

The area directly around the Riga Latvian Society House features numerous hotels, restaurants, and entertainment venues, including the Opera House. Riga’s Old Town is just a five-minute walk from the venue.










Summit partner hotels

Albert Hotel is a unique and affordable hotel option for event participants. The hotel is located in the heart of Riga, about 10-15 minutes walking distance from the Riga Latvian Society House on Merkela street 13. Albert Hotel has 246 standard, superior, and executive hotel rooms. To receive special rates, please contact the hotel directly at or +371 67142747 and use the promo code “Riga Summit 2015”. ​ 


Neiburgs Hotel (4*superior) is located at the very heart of Old Riga next to the Dome Cathedral. Hotel is an exquisite combination of historical heritage and contemporary design. All the spacious suites are equipped with comfortable furniture, plenty of light fixtures and well-appointed bathrooms. The Riga Latvian Society House on 13 Merkela str. is within 10 minutes’ walk from the Neiburgs Hotel. Special delegate rate
is available with promo code “Riga Summit 2015” booking at


Other hotels located in the centre of Riga and close to the Summit venue:



Founded in 1201, Riga is located on the picturesque shores of the Baltic Sea. The Latvian capital is a truly multilingual hotspot, with its fascinating mixture of proud Latvian tradition and influences of the various cultures that have controlled the region throughout the centuries.

With 693,064 inhabitants (January 2014), Riga is the largest city of the Baltic states and home to more than one third of Latvia's population. It is situated at the mouth of the Daugava, on the shores of the Gulf of Riga on the Baltic. The city blends a rich medieval heritage with stunning Art Nouveau architecture. Riga has been named a UNESCO World Heritage Site thanks to the collection of art nouveau buildings that is one of the largest in the world, as well as a city in whose architecture the entire history from 1201 to the present day is reflected. It is also valued as a city with a unique collection of wooden developments in its central section. In the course of history, Riga has traditionally served as a crossroads for trade and business between east and west.


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