Almost 18 million tourists, with 90 million overnight stays, visited Croatia last year, which is almost equal to the pre-pandemic record in 2019. Most visits and overnight stays were during the summer, on the coast, where an even greater influx of tourists is expected this year. Many international hotel brands have recognized the potential of the Croatian coast, including Hyatt Regency and Marriott, which will open two luxurious hotels under their names next year.
Hotel Hyatt Regency Zadar Maraska / Photo: Dogus Group
The five-star Hyatt Regency Zadar Maraska hotel is under construction in Zadar and will be the first hotel of this brand in Croatia. The hotel will be in the redesigned administrative building of Maraska, according to the project that Boris Podrecca did back in 2015. It will include 133 rooms, a bar, restaurants, a spa area, and a conference hall. Behind the hotel, the construction of a residential complex with around 200 apartments, designed by the Zagreb studio 3LHD, is planned. The total investment is estimated at 120 million euros, of which 55 million are for the hotel alone. The investor is the Turkish Dogus Group, which has been investing in Croatian tourism for years. Completion of the hotel's construction is planned for 2024.
Riva’s Hotels & Resorts / Photo: DDG Group
Riva's Hotel, which is currently under construction in Ičići near Opatija, is planned to open next year. The hotel will have 180 rooms and 12 villas, be rated five stars, and operate under the Marriott brand. This will be the fifth Marriott hotel in Croatia. The value of the project is 70 million euros, and the investor is one of the richest Hungarians, Lorinc Mezsaros, in cooperation with the developer DDG Group.
By: Jovana Nikolić