Croatia will get its first Design Hotel in July when the five-star Hotel Lone opens in Rovinj, Istria.
The developer, Croatian company Maistra, claims the 248-room property is “Istria’s first true conference hotel”. It will have nine meeting rooms of varying sizes, with the main auditorium seating 600.
Maistra intends for the hotel to work in conjunction with its other properties in the area – Hotel Monte Mulini, Hotel Eden and Hotel Park – to cater for larger groups. Together, they will be able to host events for more than 3,000 people.
The property is situated close to the sea and is a ten-minute walk from Rovinj town centre. All rooms have balconies with sea views.
Its minimalist design, by Zagreb architectural firm 3LHD, has earned it membership of the Design Hotels portfolio of properties. Features include a Y-shape layout and a central six-storey atrium.
Delegates will also be able to take advantage of a spa, three restaurants, several bars, a nightclub, 12 tennis courts, two gyms, a spa, indoor and outdoor pools and a bowling alley.
Group activities in the area include visits to wineries and olive oil farms, truffle hunting and sailing trips.
Rovinj is the latest Croatian destination to build up its conference offering. Dubrovnik, for example, has boosted its meetings capability in recent years with several new properties – see Adriatic Events for a feature on holding events there.
Report by Michelle Mannion