Photo credit: Adriatic Luxury Hotels

Adriatic coast has since the beginning of the 2019 become richer for some new and for some refurbished luxury and boutique hotels that bring the Croatian hospitality together with the MICE service up for another notch on the ladder of regional luxury.


Photo credit: Adriatic Luxury Hotels

In late April 2019, the iconic Dubrovnik’s landmark, the Hotel Bellevue Dubrovnik, reopened after an extended refurbishment that started in October 2018 and costed the Adriatic Luxury Hotels around 55 thousand euros per room. The hotel, which  already before the refurbishment wore a title of a synonym for luxury and some of the best views in the whole of Adriatic, has in Spring re-emerged with a fresh vibe and changed looks. Strikingly set on a 30 m cliff, the five-star boutique hotel has now 91 remodeled rooms and suites. Its new more modern and sophisticated look is a work by Portuguese designers Tereza Prego Design Studio and it is the first investment into the hotel that was first opened in 2006. The hotel, besides rooms, provides two modern meeting and event venues for up to 200 guests. The collection of twoversatile spaces are ideal for board meetings, presentations, conferences and gala dinners.


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In Rovinj, five-star coastal town in Northern Croatia, the new Grand Park Hotel Rovinj by Maistra was also opened in April 2019. The investment of around 80 million euros brought to the 5-star boutique destination 209 new hotel rooms and 6 restaurants. The hotel is a work by a prestigious architectural bureau studio 3LHD. The hotel can be considered as the most ambitious architectural project in the Adriatic in at the moment, both in terms of its architecture and in terms of the urban arrangement. Hotel’s meetings centre boast a central hall which holds around 250 people and can even admit vehicles. Complementing it are three smaller halls and a charming library. Hotel’s additional values are the omnipresent view of the sea and the town of Rovinj, a 3800 m2 wellness & spa, and the infinity pool on the fifth floor.


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In Ika, near Opatija, also on northern Croatian coast, Croatia’s most luxurious five-star boutique hotel opened in April. Ikador Luxury Boutique Hotel & Spa, owned by Zubak Group, has been designed by the internationally renowned architectural studio Artelior with offices in Zagreb and London, and is located within a 5,000 square meters nature park. For further exclusiveness, the hotel is connected to a private beach by an underground tunnel below the Lungo Mare promenade while the beach provides also a marine and the guests can even rent hotel’s yacht. The investment of 13 million euros brought to Croatian coast a truly boutique hotel with 8 elegant rooms and 6 luxury suites for 42 people. Hotel boasts the most luxurious presidential apartment in Croatia with 280 square meters and an adjacent 145 square meters terrace with stunning views. Its conference facilities provide for a unique environment for organising and hosting business meetings of the high level for up to 16 people. Even before the official opening in Spring, the hotel became a member of the leading luxury hotel association in the world, the Leading Hotels of the World, as one of only 400 in the whole globe to boast this status which ensures exclusivity and quality for its guests. Hotel also has the first Riva Lounge in Croatia which is the 4th Riva Lounge in the world after Monte Caro, Venice and Mykonos, what also puts Opatija into the line of the most prestigious and most luxurious world’s destinations.


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In early June, Bluesun Hotels & Resorts hotel chain opened in in Duće near Omiš, on Southern Croatian coast, its newest and the 16th hotel in the chain, the Bluesun Hotel Nestos. The 4-star hotel is located by the sea, and it has 25 hotel rooms and six apartment, as well as wellness & spa. To extend the season, the hotel boasts a heated outdoor pool. The beaches in front of the hotel are sandy and extend for kilometres. Bluesun Hotels & Resorts are renting this hotel for the next 10 years from the local entrepreneur. It is the first boutique hotel in the Bluesun chain and as the youngest member of the Bluesun chain is conceptually different from the existing hotels in other sea destinations for its specific architecture of three buildings that are linked by ‘bridges’ from which views of the pool and a la carte restaurant are provided.

BLUESUN HOTEL soline, brela

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The same chain, the Bluesun Hotels & Resorts opened a renovated Hotel Soline in the town of Brela, which is famous for its exceptional natural beauty within the Makarska Riviera. The 4-star luxury hotel whose all the common areas were renovated, is set by the pinewood forests and is surrounded by crystal blue sea from three sides. Bluesun Hotel Soline in Brela has been renovated this year and features a new restaurant with terrace, new lobby, new a la carte restaurant, new fitness room and new wine bar and it boasts indoor and outdoor pools, as well as a large spa area. The hotel, renowned in Croatia as one of the most famous examples of modernist architecture, is the work of the architect and interior designer Lea Aviani from Split. The common areas of the new Hotel Soline function like a small town within the hotel. The extensive renovation of the Hotel Soline also encompassed the halls for the organisation of events. The hotel got three new congress halls as one whole section of the hotel has been earmarked for event organisation where up to 300 congress participants can gather.