< CROATIA | OPATIJA: Remisens Premium Hotel Kvarner
In the late 19th century, Opatija (Abbazia in Italian) became a fashionable destination for the Austrian imperial family and Austrian nobility, and was among the most
elegant and fashionable resorts in Europe. In 1882, Friedrich Julius Schüler, the Managing Director of the South Railways Company, started the construction of villas and hotels in Opatija
and Lovran, and was responsible for the unique lungomare and parks.
The first modern hotel to be built by the Southern Railways along the eastern Adriatic coast was Hotel Quarnero, today Hotel Kvarner, designed by the Viennese architect Franz Wilhel and opened on the 27th March 1884. It offered its visitors 60 rooms, and the hotel was linked to the warm bath pavillion with 12 bath tubs and the most contemporary equipment. In the pavilion the guests could enjoy warmed sea and fresh water baths, as well as electric (galvanic and faradic) baths.
The hotel was completely refurbished in 2014, and now welcomes guests as a 4-star property. In addition to the complete refurbishment of all the rooms, the Remisens Premium Hotel Kvarner has been enriched with the new Revital Zone, which gives a new dimension to a revitalising holiday.
The neoclassical facade has been restored to its original splendour. Large windows allow for wondrous sea views. The highly-detailed interior recalls style of the past. The outdoor terrace is a dominating presence along the Lungomare. Remisens Premium Hotel Kvarner breathes history and class.
The Crystal Hall at Remisens Premium Hotel Kvarner displays detailed architecture and exudes a magnificent atmosphere as the city's largest ballroom. The tradition and culture of the room is undeniable as it is capable of hosting events such as weddings, business summits, festivals, classical music concerts and art exhibits.
Situated above the Lungomare promenade, the newly-renovated terrace is the perfect spot to hold outdoor events with its offer of magnificent sea views.
Historically important in Croatia and Opatija, Remisens Premium Hotel Kvarner has hosted famous guests like Austrian emperor Franz Joseph I and dancer Isadora Duncan.
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