The history of the oldest Hvar hotel and Empress Sisi were the inspiration, motive and inspiration behind the hotel’s grand opening. The hotel has been rebuilt and redesigned with a new face and raised the quality scale that guests expect when on Hvar.
The opening ceremony of the newly renovated Palace Elisabeth Hotel was held on Hvar on Saturday, September the 21st, 2019.
The first 5 star hotel on Hvar
As one of the most beautiful buildings in this area, in addition to the city Loggia, the Palace Elisabeth Hotel is considered one of the symbols of the city of Hvar. It consists of 45 luxury rooms and suites of a larger size, an indoor pool, a luxury spa and two outdoor terraces.
The hotel exudes elegance and promotes all the best of the city, it has always been a favourite meeting place of Hvar locals and guests. Therefore, a visit to the city of Hvar is not complete unless you have a cup of coffee on the terrace of the Palace Elisabeth Hotel, because there are few places where you can enjoy such a beautiful view of Hvar’s historic centre, the market, the waterfront, the Arsenal, the Pakleni islands and the city’s port.
The hotel was opened with the attention of the social elite and the world’s media
The opening ceremony was dealt with by Marie Vitek, the wife of Radovan Vitek, the owner of Sunčani Hvar.
Speeches were delivered by Gordana Tomičić, CEO of Sunčani Hvar, Tourism Minister Gari Cappelli and Martin Nemeček, CEO of the CPI Group.
“The opening of the Palace Elisabeth Hotel further elevates the existing offer [of Hvar] to a higher level and at the same time contributes to the attractiveness of a destination that offers high quality holidays in all segments,” said Management Board President Gordana Tomičić.
PThe history of the Palace Elisabeth Hotel dates back to the 13th century. In 1898, the hotel was rebuilt and named Spa Hotel Empress Elisabeth, after the Austrian Empress Sisi who was a generous sponsor of its construction.
The history of this oldest Hvar hotel and the Empress Sisi were the inspiration, motive and inspiration of the opening ceremony of the hotel.
Thanks to an investment from the Sunčani Hvar tourist group, of HRK 100 million, Palace Elisabeth has become the first five-star hotel on the island, and a member of the elite hotel association of luxury hotels, ‘’The Leading Hotels of the World’’.
To be more specific, there was an investment of €300,000 per room, which is one of the largest investments in the Croatian hotel industry.
“Of all the facilities we have, the Palace Elisabeth Hotel is special. This was not an easy project to realise as it had to be handled with special care given its cultural heritage. We plan to invest in other Sunčani Hvar facilities,’’ said Martin Nemeček, the CEO of the CPI Group.
In addition to local journalists, many international journalists attended the opening ceremony. There were reporters from the New York Times, Robb Report, Vogue, National Geographic, Conde Nast Traveler and Architectural Digest, who enthusiastically followed the event.
Along with a number of distinguished guests, the opening ceremony was attended by Minister of Tourism, Gari Cappelli, State Secretary of the Ministry of Tourism, Tonči Glavina, Director of the Tourist Board of Split-Dalmatia County, Joško Stella, and the Mayor of the City of Hvar, Rikardo Novak.