Number of global hotel brands in Croatia on the rise, but still below European average

ZAGREB, 30.7.2017.

Numerous first-class hotel brands have opened in Croatia in the past several years and currently there are 12 global and six European, branding 46 hotels with a total of 9,500 rooms, however, Croatia still lags behind the European average when it comes to the presence of hotel chains, HD Consulting said earlier this week.

"Unlike ten years ago, hotel brands today are generally very interested in Croatia, given its growing popularity as a tourist destination. On the other hand, there are still not enough new quality hotel projects that would match the standards of high quality and luxury hotel brands," Sanja Cizmar of HD Consulting told Hina.

She said that international brand hotels make up approximately 25% of all accommodation capacities in Croatia, while in Europe they make up one third of total hotel capacities.

High-quality hotel brands that operate in Croatia are Hilton corporation (Hilton in Dubrovnik and Doubletree by Hilton in Zagreb), Marriot corporation (Sheraton in Zagreb and Dubrovnik, Westin in Zagreb, Le Meridien in Split), Kempinski in Savudrija, Radisson Blu in Split and Dubrovnik, Park Plaza in Pula and Medulin, Melia and Sol in Umag, Best Western in Zagreb, Split and Rijeka and Rixos in Dubrovnik.