How the new Hotel Marjan in Split will look
- by croatiaweek
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Today in the Croatian city of Split, in the large hall of the Meštrović Gallery, the reconstruction project of Hotel Marjan was presented to the public, Journal.hr writes.
The project was presented to the gathered journalists by Tomislav Popović, Chairman of the Board of Maistra, Silvije Novak and Zorislav Petrić from the architectural Studio 3LHD, and Armando Vičić, the president of the Management Board of the Adris Group company – Abilije.
Speaking about Adris’ past investments in tourism, Popović pointed out that Adris Group is one of the largest investors in Croatian tourism. In line with his vision of developing luxury tourism and investing in the highest category facilities, Adris has so far invested almost one billion euros, and by 2025 plans to invest an additional 480 million euros in that part of his business.
With this, says Popović, Maistra will become the largest national tourism company in the luxury segment, positioned in growing and internationally recognizable destinations – Rovinj, Dubrovnik and Zagreb, and with the reconstruction of Hotel Marjan in Split.
Along with the renovation of the Zagreb Panorama and Westin hotels, the investment in the renovation of Hotel Marjan, worth more than 100 million euros, will be one of the largest single investments in Croatian tourism, said Popović, adding at the end that “we will do everything to, in cooperation with all interested parties , as well as the support and patience of the citizens, Split will get the kind of hotel this city deserves”.
Silvije Novak and Zorislav Petrić from the architectural Studio 3LHD spoke about how the renovated Hotel Marjan will look, what are the urban settings and what will it offer. Along with the visualization of the architectural solution, Novak pointed out that “the concept of the complete reconstruction of Hotel Marjan retains all the urban settings of the original project by Lovra Perković. It consists of a horizontal three-story base with two atriums around which the hotel’s public spaces line up and a vertical that retains the functions defined by the original project.
The project was conceived in several points, the ultimate goal of which is to fit the building into the views of the city as much as possible – creating a pedestrian connection with neighboring plots, opening the atrium to bring light to the ground floor, ensuring an optimal view of the tower, adding attractive contents to the roof, activating the ground floor and connecting it with the urban fabric of the West coast. The entire reconstruction will be realized in the dimensions of the existing building.”
Upon completion of the renovation, Hotel Marjan will be of 5* category and will have 285 accommodation units. It will be spread over a total of 15 floors: from the basement, through the ground floor, which together with two floors and the roof floor make up the base of the hotel, and the verticals of the tower. The tower retains its existing height and will exclusively house accommodation units. A garage with 285 parking spaces will be located in the basement.
Public spaces are arranged from the ground floor to the roof floor of the lower part of the building. The facilities that serve to activate the hotel are two atriums on the ground floor, the larger of which is richly planted with Mediterranean plant species and will serve as a living room to which the two restaurants on the ground floor with a total of 650 seats and the hotel lobby are oriented. In addition to it, according to the renovation project, it will also have a smaller atrium, towards which the second part of the lobby on the ground floor and the congress hall are oriented.
The hall will be able to be divided into three smaller ones, and will accommodate a total of 500 people. Other public facilities are the closed part of the wellness area, which will be located on the 1st and 2nd floors and will cover a total of 1,700 m2. Wellness will consist of an indoor pool of 140 m2, an exercise area and a spa area with saunas, relaxation areas and massage rooms.
On the third floor, which is also the roof of the lower part, there will be an additional 1,700 m2 open part of the wellness area, which will have two open pools with associated sunbeds and catering facilities. A fine-dining restaurant will be located on the roof of the lower part, which will be accessible, apart from through the hotel, also through a separate entrance, and will be able to accommodate a total of 100 guests. It will also have a covered terrace with a view towards Split.
The accommodation units will be located on the upper floors and almost all will have a view of the sea. Those in the lower part of the building will have contact with the outside space in the form of terraces or balconies, while the rooms and apartments in the tower will be a contemporary interpretation of the original project, but in which each of them will turn into a loggia by opening large sliding walls.
As for the construction timeframe, the removal of the existing structure is expected to be completed by the end of the year, and after that, the construction will begin, which should be completed at the end of 2025 or in the first months of 2026.
Studio 3LHD from Zagreb is responsible for the architectural project of Hotel Marjan Hotel, and Lissoni Architettura from Milan, with whom Adris also realized the construction of the Grand Park Hotel in Rovinj, is responsible for the interior of the hotel.