(A. Kralja Zvonimira 6; +385 (0)21 314 444; www.hotelluxesplit.com)
The ruins of a 100-year-old factory caught the eye of a local business couple that completely transformed this dying structure into one of the swankiest lifestyle hotels in the city. The innovative restoration of the space resulted in a 30-room design marvel with trendy furniture, hip wall deco, and warm fabrics, mostly accented in violets and white.
Sitting on Split’s main street leading down to the harbor front and Riva promenade, the building’s grey façade doesn’t reveal much however; you are sold as soon as you realize that this city hotel provides the best vantage point to the harbor and the islands with most rooms provide uncompromising sea views through panoramic windows.
Hotel Luxe has certainly brought something fresh to the hotel scene of Split, having developed a reputation for its top-notch service and attention to detail, and providing swanky facilities to match. The hotel has a swanky Cigar Lounge, lobby lounge, wellness center, and a restaurant with breakfast (even to-go) and local-Asian fusion business brunches.