The opening follows a £30 million repositioning of the renowned Hotel Brioni
Radisson Hotel Group has announced the debut of its luxury lifestyle Radisson Collection brand in Croatia, with the opening of Grand Hotel Brioni Pula, A Radisson Collection Hotel.
Pula is home to Istria’s main international airport and is a popular leisure destination with access to historic Roman sites and nature. The hotel occupies a cliff-side location on the Adriatic, overlooking the Brijuni islands, which were the inspiration for the hotel’s name.
Originally built in the 1970s, the property offers 227 rooms, infinity swimming pools, a gym and multiple restaurants and bars. The Wellness Centre, Gemma di Brioni, extends over two floors, with an indoor pool and whirlpool, three saunas and six treatment rooms. In addition to a 25 metre-long indoor pool, there is a 60 metre-long outdoor infinity pool with views of the ocean.
All ingredients used throughout the property’s dining establishments are sourced locally and selected by a team of chefs. At Brioni Forum there is an emphasis on local recipes and produce, such as truffles which are an integral part of Croatia’s food history. The beach restaurant, Brioni Lungo Mare offers a choice of meat and seafood specialties and guests looking for a fine dining experience can visit Restaurant Sofiat.
Radisson Hotel Group global chief development officer Elie Younes said: “The opening of Grand Hotel Brioni Pula, A Radisson Collection Hotel is a tremendous achievement for us, as we introduce our luxury lifestyle brand to this culturally rich city and region, the first on the Adriatic coast and our first in partnership with PPHE Hotel Group.
“Radisson Collection properties embrace and represent the local culture and design wherever they are located, and this is true here at Grand Hotel Brioni Pula, A Radisson Collection Hotel. Guests will be able to discover Croatian art, dine in one of the many restaurants and take in all that the Istrian Peninsula has to offer.”
Lungo Mare restaurant
Arena Hospitality Group CEO and president of the management board Reli Slonim added: ”We are excited to have our Grand Hotel Brioni Pula join the Radisson Collection brand, which represents Radisson Hotel Group’s finest hotels around the world.
“Our two-year repositioning programme of Grand Hotel Brioni Pula has been completed and has resulted in a true luxury experience in one of Istria’s most spectacular locations. This premium redevelopment paves the way for our other two premium hotel openings planned for Croatia in Zagreb (2022) and Pula (2023).”
Guests are encouraged to use their mobile devices to access the hotel’s services, including using smartphones to open guest rooms and control air-conditioning, lights and the in-room TV. Before entering the hotel, guests have the option to check-in online and head straight to their room.
For more information and bookings, visit www.grandhotelbrioni.com