The city of Tartu, first mentioned in 1030, was called Dorpat in the centuries 13-19.

Today, the name of Dorpat is borne by a synergious complex of buildings and services established on the banks of the Emajõgi River in the centre of Tartu – Dorpat Hotel for 410 guests and a 100-seat à la Carte restaurant, the first wellness spa in Tartu Dorpat SPA opened in 2007, and a spacious and modern conference centre Dorpat Convention Centre with 10 halls opened in 2008.