About 8 new luxury hotels opening in Croatia for 2019
When it comes to luxury hotels Croatia is not short of a few. As Croatia is a tremendously popular travel destination it comes as no surprise that the tourism industry has grown from strength to strength, and tourism services have become ever more abundant. At the prestigious “Travvy Award” in New York City, Croatia was awarded silver in Best European Destination category, and bronze for World’s Best Destination. This will no doubt be yet another massive boost to its already burgeoning business travel market.
When business tourism booms, one problem that often comes along is the need for more luxury accommodation. Croatia is already seeing a huge rise in business and incentive tourism, and has already foreseen a need for more luxury hotels. Croatia is never one to sit around in this area, and plans were already afoot. In 2019, eight new luxury hotels are due to open. And here they are:
1: Grand Park Hotel in Rovinj
Opened in April, it is one of the largest investment projects in the history of modern tourism. Part of the money invested has also gone to improving the nearby promenade and the surrounding landscape: just goes to show how tourism can help improve the area. Surrounded by the scent of pine and lavender, the hotel boasts spectacular views of the old town and nearby islands from many of its luxury rooms and suites.
2: Hotel Roxanich in Motovun, Istria
Situated in the lovely quiet village of Motovun in central Istria, and also opened in April, this new luxury hotel sits on a hillside overlooking the gorgeous Mirna Valley. This boutique hotel also offers its own unique wine cellar situated beneath the hotel itself, and a top-class restaurant; making it perfect for those looking for culinary incentive programs.
3: Hotel Ambasador in Split
There has been a notable lack of luxury hotel rooms in Split over the years. But that is about to change. Scheduled to open its doors in June, the Hotel Ambasador will bring an additional 101 rooms and a smaller conference room to the city centre. Among its many facilities will be a large restaurant catering for up to 240 people, a nightclub and gym. The wellness centre will spread out into a large atrium on a terrace overlooking the Adriatic Sea.
4: Amfora Resort in Split
Not to be outdone, the Amfora Resort will be the largest hotel in Split. The speciality of the hotel will be the family’s collection of amphorae. Dated between 1800 and 2500 years old, it has been completely preserved and listed as a national cultural heritage. There will be a beautiful exhibition of this inside the hotel, available to the public. Located in the lovely bay of Znjan, the resort will be split into two sections. The hotel part will open in May and boast 207 rooms with a total of 500 beds. The second phase will see the opening of a 500-square-metre congress hall with a capacity of up to 400 people, making this a superb location for large corporate MICE events. This second phase will also see the opening of an equally large wellness area, sea-view saunas with pools and a terrace with striking views across Split.
5: The Palace Elizabeth Hotel on the island of Hvar
The opulent island of Hvar recently celebrated 150 years of organised tourism services. Although not technically new, having opened as a hotel originally in 1899 as the Spa Hotel Empress Elisabeth, named after Austrian Empress Elisabeth, the reconstructed hotel will also be Hvar’s first ever 5 star hotel and will open in June. The real estate on which this hotel is located dates back to the 13th century and is protected as an architectural heritage. Therefore its renovation has retained its unique historical style. The hotel will offer 45 luxury rooms and suites, including an indoor pool, spa and two outdoor terraces. One of these, the San Marco Terrace overlooks the waterfront and the historic centre. Originally designed by skilled Venetian architects, its location and size boasts an unparalleled setting for large corporate events that will simply astound your guests.
6: Hilton Garden Inn in Zagreb
The Hilton chain of hotels commands an enviable reputation when it comes to luxury hotels. Croatia, of course, has its fair share. While this may be the third Hilton hotel in Zagreb, it will be the first of its Hilton Garden Inn brand to open in Croatia. This particular chain of Hilton hotels offers better and brighter accommodation that is, as they put it “simply on another level”.
Due to open by the end of the year, this business hotel will form part of the Green Gold Business Centre and is aimed predominantly at business guests. It will include a modern conference centre, 150 bright and spacious rooms, restaurant, bar and fitness centre.
7: Hotel Bellevue in Dubrovnik
Dubrovnik needs no introduction, and there are already a few luxury hotels. Croatia is packed with stunning seaside towns and cities, but Dubrovnik really is special, and that’s why visitors flood here. Set into the cliffside of Miramare Bay this 5-star boutique hotel is not new, but has undergone a remarkable renovation. Floor to ceiling windows reveal the eye-catching views out across the Adriatic Sea and Dubrovnik’s 6th century old town. When it opens its doors in May, you will be amazed at the completely new look, which was designed by the Portuguese design studio Tereza Prego. This is the biggest and most prestigious renovation since 2006.
8: Hotel Paris in Opatija
Another renovation that will be completed and opened in June is that of the Hotel Paris in the luxurious resort of Opatija, the jewel of the Kvarner Gulf region. This 4-star hotel will include 190 beautifully refurbished rooms, a casino, wellness centre and large hall for a variety of events.
Plan your incentive now
As you can see, there will be plenty of new locations to host your upcoming MICE events for 2019. So why not be the first to treat your valued employees to something special and pamper them with a stay in one of the many new luxury hotels Croatia has to offer.