The Regent Esplanade Zagreb Opens

6th Jan 2005

The Regent Esplanade Zagreb, a landmark property in Croatia, has opened.Ê Originally constructed in 1925, the hotel is one of the most well-known buildings in the capital of Croatia, originally built for the travellers of The Orient Express.Ê After an extensive 15 million EUR (approx. $20.1 million U.S.) renovation, the former Hotel Esplanade has re-opened as The Regent Esplanade Zagreb.

Renowned for its highly personalized service, the hotel has become an important part of Zagreb’s social life, counting numerous politicians and celebrities among its guests.Ê

The Regent Esplanade Zagreb Hotel is a landmark building that offers modern comforts while retaining the charm of its original Art Nouveau design. The hotel has 207 guestrooms, a restaurant, a cocktail bar and a French bistro complete with a glazed conservatory and outdoor terrace extending on to one of Zagreb’s elegant piazzas. While relaxing in luxury, guests can enjoy the fine cuisine and selected local and international wines.


The hotel features a health club, offering many spa and beauty treatments, complementary high-speed wireless Internet access, a grand ballroom, conference rooms, business facilities and a parking garage.


The hotel is situated in the city center of Zagreb, a five-minute walk from the main business and shopping area. International rail links are within easy access and Zagreb Airport is only ten miles from the hotel.


Kurt Ritter, president and CEO of Rezidor SAS Hospitality, comments, “I am absolutely thrilled to have this flagship property in our portfolio.Ê The Esplanade Hotel in Zagreb used to be the epitome of style and elegance in the city.Ê Through the Regent brand, we fully intend to uphold all of these traditions and values but in a way that is relevant to a modern city like Zagreb.”


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