One of Croatia’s wealthiest men, Juroslav Buljubašić (52), who made his fortune as a pioneer of IT technology in the region, has now moved into the retirement home business by opening an elite resort for pensioners in his native town of Split.
Diocletian in Split, a project worth around 15 million euros, is hoping to attract Europe’s wealthy pensioners and joins elite retirement homes in Barcelona, Berlin and Geneva as Europe’s only 7 star luxury homes. Located in the heart of Split, Buljubašić says that Diocletian will be more comfortable and luxurious than a lot of 5-star hotels. Diocletian occupies 10,000 square metres and is located within easy access to the town beach Bačvice, the old town, Marjan hill and Split’s central park. The luxurious rooms, complete with double-beds, living room and top quality bathroom, will come in sizes from 34-46 square metres, and will possess furniture that creates an illusion that it is from Roman times.
Doctors and nurses will be on site 24-hours for guests. Included also in the rental price, which ranges from between 1300 and 2000 euros a month, is a plasma tv, free internet, a mini bar, air-con, towels and bathrobes.