News Article Croatia development hotel Marriott Opatija SEE
by Property Forum | Hotel

Marriott International has signed an agreement with Riva's Hotels & Resorts to bring Marriott Hotels to Croatia. Located in Icici on the Opatija Riviera, the new-build hotel is anticipated to open in 2024.

“The introduction of the Marriott Hotels brand to Croatia reinforces the demand we’re seeing for international hotel brands in the region. Our current footprint includes four properties in the main cities, with one more coming still this year. We are delighted to work with Riva’s Hotels & Resorts to debut Marriott Hotels in this fantastic coastal location on the Istria peninsula, continuing our growth in this region,” said Pankaj Birla, Area Vice President Eastern Europe, Marriott International.

Catering to both leisure and business travellers, Opatija Marriott Hotel is expected to have 187 keys. All guestrooms are expected to feature terraces and seven two-bedroom villas are part of the design plans catering to families and groups. Expected leisure facilities include two outdoor and indoor pools, a fitness centre and a spa. The hotel also plans to feature five restaurants and bars, including a pool bar. The brand’s Greatroom lobby will provide a social hub for guests and local residents from day to night. For business travellers and group meetings, there are expected to be over 430 sqm of contemporary meeting space.

The Opatija Marriott Hotel is anticipated to join Marriott International’s existing portfolio in Croatia’s key tourism and business destinations, which includes the Westin Hotel and Sheraton Hotel in Zagreb, as well as the Sheraton Dubronik Riviera, Le Méridien, Lav, Split and planned for 2023 the AC by Marriott Hotel, Split.