CHICAGO–(hospitalitybusinessnews.com)–Hyatt Hotels Corporation and Dogus Croatia today announced plans for a Hyatt Regency hotel in Zadar, Croatia – the first Hyatt-branded hotel to open in the country. Hyatt Regency Zadar Maraska is expected to open in the spring of 2019.
“We look forward to collaborating with the team at Dogus Croatia to open the first Hyatt Regency hotel in Croatia, and the first Hyatt-branded hotel on the Adriatic Coast,” said Peter Norman, senior vice president, acquisitions and development – Europe, Africa, and Middle East for Hyatt. “We are confident that the globally recognized Hyatt Regency brand will resonate with the growing base of business and leisure travelers visiting the country.”
The hotel will be located at Zadar’s landmark Maraska building on the waterfront and will be within walking distance of the city’s famous Sea Organ, an experimental instrument that plays music through the movement of sea waves. Hyatt Regency Zadar Maraska will be a great launching pad for travelers visiting Croatia’s Dalmatian coast, the Roman and Venetian ruins, and famous national parks, including Plitvice Lakes, Zadar Archipelago and Kornati National Park.
Hyatt Regency Zadar Maraska will deliver on the modern expectations of today’s travelers and meeting planners. The 130-room hotel will feature authentic food and beverage offerings that will build off the Hyatt Regency brand’s history of culinary excellence. The hotel will serve as the perfect venue for a variety of events such as weddings, social banquets, exhibitions, meetings, and conferences. Additionally, the hotel will offer a fitness center, spa and an outdoor swimming pool.
“We are very excited to work with Hyatt to bring the Hyatt Regency brand to Croatia,” said Burak Baykan, Dogus Group regional director for Croatia and Montenegro. “With Hyatt, we look forward to transforming the famous Maraska building and we believe the strong Hyatt Regency brand experience, combined with the hotel’s excellent facilities, will have a great appeal to those visiting the country.”