Dubrovacki Vrtovi Sunca will open in July
In early July of next year, an elite 5-star resort called Dubrovnik Gardens of the Sun (Dubrovacki vrtovi sunca) will open in Orašac near Dubrovnik. The investor in the project is a joint-venture of Hidrocommerce and Jupiter Adria, and the value of the investment is 170 million euros. The project is expected to additionally enrich the offer in the Dubrovnik region and contribute to the realization of year-round tourism with its facilities.
The first phase will include a Radisson SAS hotel with 210 rooms and 207 suites, a congress centre with ten halls seating one thousand people, a wellness centre, a sports centre stretching over 7000 square meters, and three outdoor pools.
Radisson SAS brand management is also included in the current phase of construction and preparation of the facility for the market to ensure operation to their standards. In the designing and completion of the facilities, special attention is paid to the interior design and decoration of the hotels, residences and lounge bars provided by the renowned resort design company -Hirsch Bedner Associates.
The second phase of construction, scheduled for completion in 2010, provides for construction and opening of Hotel Regent with 130 rooms. According to the investor, the catering facilities within Dubrovnik Gardens of the Sun will be inspired by the characteristics of the local area. Offering the guests experiential tourism, they will have the opportunity to participate in seasonal activities with the locals, such as olive picking, grape harvest, fishing.
The resort will put on numerous events and, thanks to the permanent boat connections, the cultural and other landmarks of the famous City of Dubrovnik will be available to the guests. The globally renowned hotel management company Rezidor Group was engaged to operate the entire resort and will be responsible to ensure efficient operation of the hotel upon its opening with several months of preparation in all segments of hotel operation, including the pre-opening phase. It is important to mention that 800 to 900 people will be employed in this elite tourist resort. The locals will have preferential treatment, although it is expected that some of the staff will be recruited from other parts of Croatia.