10 NEW AND NEWLY RENOVATED ADRIATIC CONVENTION HOTELS

Throughout the year we’ve kept track of any new hotel openings that include conference facilities, and along the Croatian coast our abacus has notched up an impressive total of 25. Most of them offer high quality facilities that are helping change the image of the individual meetings destinations. Of the bounty of new openings the Kongres Magazine editorial Board has selected 10 that are worth paying attention to, or even better, visiting.

1. ALHAMBRA, Lošinj

5*****

Category: Boutique Meeting Hotel
Wow factor: Comprehensive offer in Čikat Bay along with the Hotel Bellevue

The boutique five-star Alhambra is one of the most charming hotels in Lošinj, where the spirit of past times blends with modern amenities and a superior service. The luxuriously equipped hotel boasts 35 rooms and 15 suites, a restaurant, lounge bar, indoor swimming pool, spa centre and a private beach. This is a hotel for the most demanding of congress guests.

Hotel Adriatic, Rovinj

2. BOUTIQUE HOTEL ADRIATIC, Rovinj

4****

Category: Boutique Meeting Hotel
Wow factor: Probably the best bar on the Croatian coast

Hotel Adriatic is Rovinj’s oldest hotel that was this year given a makeover and now stands as the latest acquisition of prestige for Istrian tourism. The hotel has 18 suites with beautiful views of St. Catherina Island and Rovinj’s old town. On the ground floor can be found the à la carte restaurant, offering dishes inspired by the French Riviera, and a bar with the biggest selection of whiskeys in Croatia. The hotel walls are adorned by paintings of local and foreign artists.

3. D-RESORT, Šibenik

4****

Category: Convention Hotel
Wow factor: Superb contemporary Croatian architecture

D-Resort Šibenik is a recently opened hotel with 69 luxurious rooms and suites, as well as a rich offer including wellness and sports centre, kids club, restaurants and bars, an outdoor pool and a conference centre. In addition to this, three exclusive villas with a private terrace, garden and a swimming pool complement the offer of this excellently designed hotel. The harbour, constructed in the only Croatian marina with a 5 anchor category, can handle super yachts.

4. FALKENSTEINER HOTEL & SPA, Jesolo

5*****

Category: Hotel with Conference Capacities
Wow factor: Tempting Alpe Adria cuisine in the hotel

The design is the work of the world-renowned American architec Richard Meier with the interior of the hotel designed by architect Matteo Thun. Together they created a fusion of precious materials, fresh colours and elements of pop culture, strict but fashionable on the outside, yet playful and eccentric on the inside. The hotel offers three conference rooms for a maximum of 130 guests.

5. HOTEL KOMPAS, Dubrovnik

4****

Category: Hotel with Conference Capacities
Wow factor: Zenith bar for events with a view

After an extensive renovation Hotel Kompas has become a four star hotel. It has 173 rooms decorated in a contemporary Mediterranean style and a new wellness and spa centre. The conference hall can accommodate up to 400 people. This is a sophisticated, modern hotel that impresses with its functionality and a pleasant surprise can be found on the top floor in the new Zenith bar, which offers splendid views of Lapad Bay and the Elafiti islands.

Hotel Korčula DeLaVille

6. HOTEL KORČULA DE LA VILLE, Korčula

 

4****

Category: Boutique Meeting Hotel
Wow factor: Hotel with old Korčula’s soul at its core

The only hotel in old town of Korčula is legendary, as it has hosted many famous names, among them Jackie Kennedy, Sophia Loren, Tito and many others. This year it was re-launched with a new image and offers an intimate stay for tourists in one of the most beautiful Croatian islands. The hotel has 12 rooms and 8 suites, all of which are luxuriously furnished with stylish furniture, luxurious chandeliers, a rich décor and wallpapers from Paris. Beyond the rooms the modern, well-equipped hotel is stylishly decorated in the spirit of old Korčula, its interior based on the rich history of the island and the hotel itself.

7. HOTEL PARK, Split

5*****

Category: Hotel with Conference Capacities
Wow factor: The hotel’s terrace for unforgettable outdoor receptions.

One of the oldest and most prestigious hotels in Split, Hotel Park has an elite location next to Split’s most famous beach, Bačvice. This year the five-star hotel expanded its capacity, so it now offers 73 rooms, including six luxury apartments. The interior is dominated by its art deco style with a timeless elegance and a sense of the hotel’s soul can be felt on the large, luxurious terrace with sea views and a prestigious conference centre.

8. JW MARRIOTT VENICE RESORT & SPA, Venice

5*****

Category: Convention Hotel
Wow factor:
Paradise hotel garden

This hotel on the island of flowers is just a 15-minute drive from the centre of Venice and is fit for the most demanding of congress guests. The hotel has 191 rooms in the middle of a beautifully landscaped 16-hectare garden. Fourteen halls are available for events, the largest of which can hold up to 380 participants. In addition to the first-class service on the island, you will also be spoiled with a cooking school and a wine academy

9. SHERATON DUBROVNIK RIVIERA HOTEL 

5*****

Category: Convention Hotel
Wow factor:
Largest hotel conference hall in Croatia

The biggest investment in Croatian tourism this year has completely changed the image of Srebreno and with it Croatia welcomed the largest hotel convention centre and a hotel with 250 rooms. The hotel is modern and furnished in pleasant hues, many considering it architecturally one of the finest Sheraton hotels on the Adriatic.

10. VALAMAR ISABELLA ISLAND, Poreč 

4****

Category: Convention Hotel
Wow factor:
Diverse activities and incentive programmes

The 4-star Valamar Isabella Hotel, a resort with a hotel and villas offering 180 rooms with 387 beds, is located on the traffic-free island of St. Nikola, so guests are greeted by rich vegetation, beautiful beaches and noble history rather than the honking of horns. Here guests can enjoy numerous activities, from a Mediterranean style wellness centre, outdoor and indoor pools, and a blue flag sandy beach, to the à la carte restaurants, bars and terraces that offer breathtaking views of the old part of Poreč.