With summer right around the corner, three iconic Adriatic Luxury Hotel properties are opening its doors to the public – a move that undoubtedly signifies the start of the 2017 tourist season in Dubrovnik, Croatia. Located along the Dalmatian coast, Villa Agave, Villa Orsula and Villa Sheherezade offer glorious views of the seaside that pay tribute the city’s moniker, “the pearl of the Adriatic.”
Each property blends modern luxuries with historic features to accommodate the world’s most discerning travelers. Small, intimate and welcoming, Villa Agave prides itself on offering unparalleled personalized services and amenities. Deemed one of the most beautiful and opulent villas in the country, Villa Orsula was originally built in 1939 as a private residence before being converted into a hotel in 1989. Poised on a peaceful clifftop, Villa Sheherezade faces the picture-perfect paradise island of Lokrum and Dubrovnik’s famous fortress walls, and features its own pier, beach and intriguing history.
All three villas are located just a short walk from Dubrovnik’s Old Town, the cultural epicenter of the region where visitors can enjoy its cobblestone streets, numerous historical monuments, museums, churches, monasteries, art galleries, markets and boutiques. Dubrovnik also boasts nearby wine vineyards where guests may delight in the wine and culinary specialties of Eastern Europe. The surrounding Adriatic Sea offers a multitude of islets for boat cruises to travel through. Currently, visitors may also stumble upon the filming of the upcoming major motion picture, Robin Hood, starring Jamie Foxx and Jamie Dornan.
Croatia has seen a significant increase in tourism over the past few years, especially from North American travelers. A record of 7.5 million passengers came through the Dalmatia airports in 2016, almost 2 million of which from Dubrovnik alone – a 17.7% increase from the previous year. This boom in Dubrovnik’s tourism is expected to increase, and was a driving factor behind the construction of new terminals set to open this year.
In addition, Brac Airport has added helicopter transfers to Dubrovnik, Split, Hvar, and Montenegro as part of their luxury offerings for the 2017 season. The coastal ferry line with 6 stops from Rijeka to Dubrovnik, is also scheduled to be reinstated to accommodate the influx of tourists the country is expecting.
“Adriatic Luxury Hotels is thrilled to have the 2017 season start in a few weeks,” said Zrinka Marinovic, Manager of public relations for Adriatic Luxury Hotels. “We anticipate Dubrovnik’s tourism to continue its upward trajectory as a top destination for travelers all around the world. The city’s historic culture, excellent cuisine, engaging attractions and lively nightlife make it suitable for families, millennials, and honeymooners alike.”
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