Radisson Hotel Group announced the debut of its luxury lifestyle Radisson Collection brand in Croatia, with the opening of Grand Hotel Brioni Pula, A Radisson Collection Hotel. This follows an extensive £30 million repositioning of the legendary Hotel Brioni, one of Croatia’s best-known hotels, by Radisson Hotel Group’s partner PPHE Hotel Group and its Croatian subsidiary Arena Hospitality Group.
The hotel occupies a cliff-side location on the Adriatic, overlooking the Brijuni islands, which were the inspiration for the hotel’s name. It offers 227 rooms, infinity swimming pools, multiple restaurants and bars and sumptuous health and wellness facilities.
Originally built in the 1970s, the hotel was one of the most prominent tourist meccas in former Yugoslavia. In its heydays, with direct flights from the United States to Pula in the 70s, it was often a getaway for many celebrities, including artists, film stars and politicians.
“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 our first in partnership with PPHE Hotel Group. Radisson Collection properties embrace and represent the local culture and design wherever they are located, and this is true here at Grand Hotel Brioni Pula, A Radisson Collection Hotel. Guests will be able to discover Croatian art, dine in one of the many restaurants and take in all that the Istrian Peninsula has to offer,” says Elie Younes, Global Chief Development Officer of Radisson Hotel Group.
Reli Slonim, President of the Management Board and Chief Executive Officer of Arena Hospitality Group, adds: ‘”We are excited to have our Grand Hotel Brioni Pula join the Radisson Collection brand, which represents Radisson Hotel Group’s finest hotels around the world. Our two-year repositioning programme of Grand Hotel Brioni Pula has been completed and has resulted in a true luxury experience in one of Istria’s most spectacular locations. This premium redevelopment paves the way for our other two premium hotel openings planned for Croatia in Zagreb (2022) and Pula (2023).”