NEW AND FRESHLY RENOVATED ADRIATIC HOTELS AND CONFERENCE HALLS
The Adriatic has for several years been the centre of large investments in tourism infrastructure. Europe’s closest and for many the most beautiful seaside is a magnet for local and international investors. This year we have also witnessed many new ventures confirming the announcement that more than 50 new hotels will be opened between 2016 and 2018. Given such a pace of growth, we can expect even more to be coming on stream. In the editorial office of Kongres magazine we have selected some of the most interesting ones for you:
CONVENTION CENTRE ŠIBENIK
THE BIGGEST CONGRESS INVESTMENT 2017
The largest and most prestigious congress investment in Croatia is the Convention Centre Šibenik, which is the most modern congress centre in Croatia and one that is perfectly designed. The central multifunctional hall can host up to 1,500 participants and allows banquets for 1,000 attendees. With the construction of the centre, Šibenik has been placed firmly on the map of congress destinations of Croatia, which is expected due to the exceptional potential.
VALAMAR GIRANDELLA RESORT
The investment in Rabac is the largest hotel investment in Croatia. With the new hotel, Rabac is becoming an interesting congress destination. The next hotel, Valamar Sanfior, is a small congress centre that can accommodate up to 100 participants. The new hotel is especially suitable for incentive groups that can experience the rich offer of Istria and the towns of Rabac and Labin.
HOTEL FALKENSTEINER PARK PUNAT
Falkensteiner is expanding its hotel offer to the island of Krk. For now, this is a seasonal hotel that is more focused on families, but it will also allow the possibility of accommodation for incentive groups. Affordable quality of its “Welcome Home” concept puts the island of Krk on the congress map.
HOTEL PLAŽA DUĆE
The hotel is located near the town of Omiš and in addition to the classic hotel offer it also has a small congress centre, meaning the ‘pirate city’ of Omiš is now also on the congress map. The capacity of the largest hall is 300 participants and there are also two small halls. The hotel will be open for most of the year.
HOTEL OLYMPIA SKY
The hotel resembles a luxury cruise ship and apart from the existing congress centre the resort has now acquired three new conference halls of the highest quality, most notably the hall in the shape of a Delta amphitheatre. With this acquisition the hotel and Vodice itself are on the right track to become the ultimate incentive destination.
HOTEL OLA TROGIR
The city of Trogir, which is listed as part of UNESCO heritage, had been waiting for a long time for a new hotel. Now, however, it has acquired a small boutique congress hotel with a small hall for max. 80 people. The advantage of the hotel is the proximity to Split Airport, which is just 7km away. The Black Pepper restaurant, which prepares excellent local Dalmatian cuisine, is also a great boost for it.
SALONA PALACE HOTEL SPLIT
The modern designed hotel also includes a congress hall that can accommodate up to 330 participants. It is designed to host weddings and smaller conferences. A specialty is a restaurant that offers Roman cuisine. The advantage is a large and spacious car park and the proximity to the Split city ring road.
ROYAL BLUE HOTEL DUBROVNIK
A new acquisition in the Lapad bay wVNIKithin the Importanne hotel complex. A special feature is the hotel swimming pool on the terrace and a medium-sized congress centre that can accommodate up to 500 participants. The congress centre includes 14 multifunctional halls.
EXCELSIOR HOTEL DUBROVNIK
The legendary Dubrovnik Hotel is shining in a new light this year with its completely renovated rooms and a reception in the spirit of the Excelsior’s golden age. Sophisticated elegance and top-class cuisine are a guarantee for meetings and events at the highest level.
PORT 9 RESORT KORČULA
The hotel is not a conventional congress hotel, but it is suitable for smaller incentive groups and with its renovation Korcula, whilst for the moment still undiscovered, is now an interesting destination for incentives and will be very important especially in the field of active incentive programmes.
THE BROWN BEACH HOUSE
A new luxury hotel in Trogir sits easily among the designer hotels bracket and is located just 5km from Split. It is a member of the Brown Beach chain of boutique hotels and is housed in a restored building that was once a tobacco store. The hotel is blessed with an attractive outdoor pool for top-class pool parties and takes a holistic approach to organising events that immediately gained many followers.
A completely renovated hotel that was once managed by the Slovenian HIT group welcomed its first guests in June. Its new Greek managers have also thoroughly renovated the Casino and are planning further investment in the resort. The investments have already raised the quality of the hotel to five stars.