Fodor's 100 Hotel Awards 2011: Hotel Adriana on Hvar, Croatia
Last week, Lonely Planet's Destination Number 5 for 2012. This week, Suncani Hvar's Hotel Adriana is in Fodor's Top 100. Interest in Hvar is increasing.
The was more good tourism news for the island of Hvar on November 10, 2011, with the announcement that the luxury Hotel Adriana in Hvar Town had been included in the prestigiousFodor's Top Hotel Awards for 2011.
Hotel Adriana's Seafront Location
"On the seafront, looking across the busy harbor toward the Old Town, the Adriana reopened in June 2007 after total renovation," states the Fodor review. "The rooms are decorated in minimalist style in subtle earthy shades with dark wooden floors, flat-screen TV, and bathrooms with glass partitions.
"There is a rooftop pool and sophisticated cocktail bar affording stunning views onto the sea and Old Town, and a chic ground-floor restaurant serving Mediterranean cuisine on the harbor front. The luxurious Sensori Spa offers seven types of massage, beauty treatments, yoga and Pilates."
Hotel Adriana: Casual Chic
Hotel Adriana was placed in the chic casual category, and tribute was paid to its prime seafront location, beautifully designed interior and luxury spa.
The Adriana is one of a number of hotels in the town belonging to Suncani Hvar (literally "Sunny Hvar), a company which was transformed by the investment of the ORCO group in 2005. Several hotels have been stylishly and expensively renovated, lifting the quality tourism offer of the island, which is known for its party atmosphere, pristine beaches, and endless sunshine.
Given its prime location at the heart of the town, the hotel is very popular and enjoys healthy occupancy during the season, but it also has several lesser-known offers during the quieter winter months, including a luxury spa New Year's package. The hotel also opens its facilities to local residents during the quiet months.
Hvar's Awards Show No Sign of Abating
The award is the latest piece of good news for Croatia's premier island, which has been in the headlines throughout the year, most notably due to Prince Harry's swimming pool antics at top nightclub Veneranda, and Beyonce's baby bump on display at the Hula Hula Beach Club.
Away from the celebrities, however, the island has been racking up the plaudits, including Lonely Planet's number five destination for 2012, the Conde Nast Readers Awards naming it the eighth best island in Europe, and national newspaper Vecernji List naming it the top destination in Croatia after an undercover survey of Croatia's tourism hotspots. In addition to this Hvar Town's mayor, Pjerino Bebic, was also recently nominated as the best mayor in Croatia at the Days of Croatian Tourism Awards.