Plan your trip to the Superyacht Design Festival 2020


The 2020 Superyacht Design Festival and BOAT International Design & Innovation Awards will be held in Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy. Surrounded by the spectacular Dolomites and famous for its cobbled streets, chic boutiques and fantastic slopes, Cortina d'Ampezzo is Italy's most stylish winter resort.

Superyacht Design Festival Venue

The Superyacht Design Festival programme will be centred around the Alexander Girardi Hall. The modern and versatile conference centre and events space is positioned close to the middle of the town with many of our recommended hotels nearby.

We will be taking advantage of other locations throughout the town to create an informative and entertaining ‘must-attend’ event.

For more information about the location, venue and recommended accommodation for the 2020 Superyacht Design Festival, please click on the links below.

Travel to the Superyacht Design Festival

The Superyacht Design Festival will be held in Cortina d'Ampezzo, which is easily accessible from Venice Marco Polo, Venice Treviso and Innsbruck Airports.There are many direct flights to these airports at the height of the ski season. Booking your flights early and any additional required transportation is encouraged to secure the best rates and guarantee availability.

Travelling by road to Cortina d'Ampezzo

137 km from Venice Treviso Airport, approximately 1hr 48mins drive.

148 km from Venice Marco Polo Airport, approximately 1hr 53mins drive.

166 km from Innsbruck Airport, approximately 2hr 40mins drive.


We recommend the following transfer companies to get from the airport to your hotel. Please note that they both offer private taxis as well as buses for larger group bookings, so please be clear which you prefer when you book.


These are the 2020 rates which are valid for a one way transfer and include free ski carriage. These Rates will expire shortly.

Venice Treviso Airport to Cortina d'Ampezzo

Private transfer minivan (1-3 passengers): €273

Private transfer minivan (4-8 passengers): €338

Venice Marco Polo Airport to Cortina d'Ampezzo

Private transfer minivan (1-3 passengers): €273

Private transfer minivan (4-8 passengers): €338

Innsbruck Airport to Cortina d'Ampezzo

Private transfer minivan (1-3 passengers): €327.60

Private transfer minivan (4-8 passengers): €367.90

To book, please do so via their booking system here.

International Limousine Service

Rates include 10% VAT and are valid for a one way transfer

Venice Treviso Airport to Cortina d'Ampezzo

E Class Mercedes (1-3 passengers): €370

V Class Mercedes (up to 7 passengers): €450

Venice Marco Polo Airport to Cortina d'Ampezzo

E Class Mercedes (1-3 passengers): €370

V Class Mercedes (up to 7 passengers): €450

Innsbruck Airport to Cortina d'Ampezzo

E Class Mercedes (1-3 passengers): €580

V Class Mercedes (up to 7 passengers): €630

Please note there is a late night supplement of 20% for bookings between 8pm and 8am.

To book, please email Sara at

Accommodation for the Superyacht Design Festival

We are pleased to offer special rates of accommodation for delegates, speakers and sponsors of the 2020 Superyacht Design Festival during the event. Please note that all room types and rates are subject to availability.

Please note that most of the following preferential rates have now expired.

Click here to view the 2020 Cortina d'Ampezzo hotel rates.

Early booking is encouraged to avoid disappointment. In order to acquire the special rates, please quote ‘Superyacht Design Festival’ when booking.

Cristallo Resort & Spa

Originally inspired by the Art Nouveau movement that characterizes its architecture, Cristallo, A Luxury Collection Resort & Spa overlooks the storied mountain village of Cortina d’Ampezzo. A notable rendezvous for Italian high society, Cristallo’s alluring service and enchanting cultural heritage have endured for over a century. Levels of comfort and courtesy convey the hotel’s innate gracious Italian hospitality that filters through every aspect of its legacy.

Grand Hotel Savoia

The Grand Hotel Savoia is a wonderful 5-star hotel, situated in the centre of the picturesque Italian resort of Cortina. If you wish to be right in the heart of Cortina, then this is the perfect option; only a short walk to the resorts many boutiques, cafes, restaurants and bars. The hotel bar and lounge is the perfect place to sit, relax and enjoy a glass of Italian Prosecco. Alternatively, you can take some time to experience the hotel′s luxury spa with its indoor pool, Jacuzzi, sauna and fitness room. The code 'SYMPO2020' applies here.

Faloria Mountain Spa Resort

Faloria Mountain Spa Resort, a new gem in luxury hospitality and a landmark of made in Italy excellence, with a refined and sophisticated attention to detail. Crown jewels of the property are the new common areas: the central lobby inspired by the local design and architecture of the Dolomites, a new lounge area, a bistro and an adjacent pavilion with a breathtaking view. The new Spa features a 25 metre swimming pool and a vitality pool with internal and external access. It also includes a sauna, hammam, gymnasium, relaxing lounge and private treatment rooms. All of the suites are furnished with local larch hardwood throughout and benefit from a beautiful view of the Dolomites.

Hotel Bellevue Suites & Spa

Hotel Bellevue Suites & Spa was built in 1894 and is located in the centre of Cortina close to many great restaurants and bars. It was in this hotel that Ernest Hemmingway wrote his autobiography “Out of Season” in 1923. It is a short walk from both the River Boite and Mario Rimoldi Modern Art Museum, should you have any spare time to explore the beauty of this exquisite resort. Additionally, the hotel is equipped with a luxury spa including a Finnish sauna, a steam room, a Mediterranean bath and first class beauty treatments.

Hotel Cortina

Hotel Cortina is a 4-star hotel in the centre of the beautiful Cortina d’Ampezzo. Authentic hospitality, modern services, high quality food and newly built suites will make your stay the most comfortable.Traditional hospitality has been offered by Hotel Cortina since 1870, when the hotel first opened and since then it has been handed down generations thanks to the passion and professionalism of the Apollonio family.

Dress Code

Boat International Design & Innovation Awards & Cortina Town Party - Smart, please note that the Town Party is partly outside, so warm clothing and appropriate shoes are required.

The Superyacht Design Festival - Business casual

Mountain Lodge Party - Alpine chic

Ski Cup & Aprés Ski Party - A winter coat and snow boots are recommended for all attendees; competitive skiers must dress appropriately