New To Croatia – Grand Park Hotel Rovinj

The untouched nature, Mediterranean climate and indented coastline with its many islands, the gastronomic offering which earned accolades from the Michelin team and the unique culture and history of the town are just some of the qualities of Rovinj, Croatia’s top destination. The new Maistra Collection’s flagship hotel is now open and an instant landmark in this historical city, positioned just across the bay from the Old town, with the St Euphemia church and Catarina island as its focal points.

The view from Grand Park Hotel Rovinj is indeed breathtaking, but the view of the hotel is no less remarkable. The cascading structure makes the hotel visually attractive and almost blended with the landscape. The six floors of the hotel contain 193 rooms and 16 suites with a sea view, some of which are up to 175 square metres in size.

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The large windows fill the rooms with an abundance of natural light and open the view to the fascinating and one of the most recognisable vistas in the Adriatic. Once a guest enters the Park, the feeling of familiarity and calm take over. The corridors are named after the plants from the park-forest behind the hotel, and for every guest, the hotel becomes their home away from home. For the duration of the stay, their room becomes their new address, and reads, for example, as 202 Cedar Walk.

This latest five-star hotel promises an artistic luxury experience, wrapped in the local narrative and authentic culture.

On one hand you can enjoy the art pieces displayed in many corners of the hotel, perfectly blending with its interior design. This time, the project benefits from the collaboration with the Milan studio Lissoni Architecture by Piero Lissoni one of the most renowned and famous Italian designers, a man who defines global trends in product design and whose works are exhibited in numerous European and international museums. Lissoni’s work is known for its minimalism and special attention was given to the choice of materials in decorating the interior of the hotel.

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The hotel is a celebration to fine dining, and guest can enjoy its six restaurants, including a signature restaurant, known for its culinary explorations. Whether it is the sea food oriented marina restaurant Bitinada, a novel concept of Viva Eufemia, with contemporary food, portraying a local light flair on socialising and mingling food, or Cissa, a pool lounge on top of the hotel with an unforgettable view of the city, a guest of the hotel has a series of gastronomic and bella vista spaces to choose from. A visit to Laurel & Berry, for example, an all-day eatery uniting the nature’s palette and human imagination and skill, is naturally followed by a delicious dessert and a cup of specialty coffee from Katarina’s, just a few floors below.

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Be prepared for beautiful experiences in the spa and wellness thermal zones with freshly prepared ingredients of Istria, including local botanicals, clays, and marine ingredients. From mineral rich marine muds and locally harvested sea salts, to fragrant essential oils steam distilled from our coastal herbs and flowers, you will be able to see, smell and taste the divine riches of Istria.

One must try the signature Batana bodywork therapy or unique Istrian rakija therapies, inspired by the legendary herbal and fruit rakija (grappa) spirits. We created body treatments inspired by the distinctive Istria herbal rakijas, to enrobe a guest in the traditional healing medicinal herbs of this place.

While the hotel is reserved for its guests, the hotel’s ground floor is a part of the town’s life, available to all Rovinj’s citizens and guests. It lies on the newly reconstructed Lungomare Plaza, the long coastal promenade that takes guests to the city centre in a nice and relaxing walk, and features many shops, bars and restaurants, including the exclusive Park Concept Store, a destination retail experience of leading lifestyle items and design products.

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