Costabella Luxury Resort & Spa to be built in Rijeka

ZAGREB, 1.5.2017.

Construction of the Costabella Luxury Resort & Spa in the northern coastal city of Rijeka began this past Thursday with the foundation-stone-laying ceremony, and the Czech JHT Group is investing 50 million euros in the project.

The resort is to be built on an area of two hectares and will include a hotel, a cascade of exclusive deluxe villas, common amenities, conference halls, a wellness and spa centre, a fitness centre and large outdoor pool and a private beach.

JHT CEO Jaroslav Tresnjak said that the five-star complex should be completed by 2020 and be ready to receive its first guests.

The complex will have 560 beds and should employ about 200 people, mostly locals, while a part of the management will probably consist of foreigners.

Rijeka Mayor Vojko Obersnel described this as a significant investment that will increase Rijeka's accommodation capacities which until now have hampered intensive tourism development.

The JHT Group has been in real estate for the past 25 years as well as in real estate development projects, including residential housing, hotel accommodation and logistics centres.