Radisson Collection enters Croatia for the first time

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The first Radisson Collection hotel on the Adriatic coast has opened in the Croatian town of Pula.

The Grand Hotel Brioni Pula, A Radisson Collection Hotel made its debut following the transformation of the site’s former hotel.

An important step for the brand

Radisson Hotel Group has announced the opening of Grand Hotel Brioni Pula, A Radisson Collection Hotel following the £30 million repositioning of the former Hotel Brioni. Radisson has undertaken this development in partnership with PPHE Hotel Group and its Croatian subsidiary Arena Hospitality Group.

The hotel is located in the town of Pula, which is home to the main international airport in Istria and welcomes many visitors every year at the start of their trip here. In this area known for its historic sites, nature and coastline, the hotel occupies a cliffside location with views of the Brijuni Islands.

“The opening of Grand Hotel Brioni Pula, A Radisson Collection Hotel is a tremendous achievement for us, as we introduce our luxury lifestyle brand to this culturally rich city and region, the first on the Adriatic coast and the first in partnership with PPHE Hotel Group. ,” said Elie Younesdirector of global development of Radisson Hotel Group.

“Radisson Collection properties embrace and represent local culture and design wherever they are located, and that is true here at Grand Hotel Brioni Pula, A Radisson Collection Hotel. Guests can discover Croatian art, dine in one of the many restaurants and enjoy all that the Istrian peninsula has to offer.

Reli Slonim, Chairman of the Board and Managing Director of Arena Hospitality Group, added: “We are delighted that our Grand Hotel Brioni Pula will join the Radisson Collection brand, which represents Radisson Hotel Group’s finest hotels worldwide.

“Our two-year repositioning program of the Grand Hotel Brioni Pula has been completed and has resulted in a true luxury experience in one of the most spectacular locations in Istria. This premium redevelopment paves the way for our two further hotel openings. premium hotels planned in Croatia in Zagreb (2022) and Pula (2023).

A historic transformation

Taking over a property built in the 1970s once known as a celebrity getaway, Grand Hotel Brioni Pula, A Radisson Collection Hotel has been given a new lease of life with the interior design of Workshop 92 combining heritage of the site and modernity. Mediterranean colors and materials are combined with Italian and Croatian stone and works by renowned Croatian artists.

The hotel’s 227 rooms are joined by a number of restaurants and bars, wellness facilities, and infinity pools.

Guests can dine on local Mediterranean cuisine showcasing fresh, local ingredients at the Brioni Forum restaurant also offering international specialties, the Brioni Lungo Mare beach restaurant focusing on Mediterranean meat and seafood, and the fine dining restaurant at the beach. hotel, the restaurant Sofia.

One of the property’s highlights is the Gemma di Brioni wellness center, which includes an indoor pool, hot tub, three saunas, six treatment rooms and a fitness area, plus a 60m outdoor infinity pool with ocean view.

Technology has been integrated into the hotel experience, with guests able to access hotel services, including the Mobile Digital Key, through their mobile devices.

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