Works on Hilton Costabella Resort in Croatia Nearing Completion

Lauren Simmonds

As Morski writes on the 8th of December, 2019, the investment and development company JTH Costabella d.o.o. organised a tour of the construction site of the Costabella Tourist Complex to present to the media the flow of work on the interiors and exteriors of the Hilton Costabella Resort.

This six-story complex with 132 hotel rooms and 66 apartments in villas, or 280 rooms with 560 beds, and a wellness centre spanning over 4,000 square metres, an indoor and outdoor pool and beach, will provide even the most demanding guests with high quality services.

The visit was attended by Vojko Obersnel, Rijeka’s mayor, Jaroslav Třešňák, General Manager of JTH Holding a.s., Borjan Brnčić, Director of JTH Costabella Ltd., Kristjan Staničić, President of the Croatian National Tourist Board (HTZ), Jose Luiz Ruiz, Hilton General Manager, who is also the Director of the Hilton Costabella Resort.

Jaroslav Třešňák said on the occasion of the media tour that the Costabella Resort project could not have been completed without excellent cooperation with the City of Rijeka and with the support of Mayor Vojko Obersnel.

Borjan Brnčić, director of JTH Costabella Ltd., said that that the works currently underway are in their third phase and the aim is to complete the glazing of all of the openings in the villas and install electricity and sewerage, and then they will begin installing tiles and wall coverings.

The completion of the stainless steel pool installation works also regards the main outdoor pool, the large indoor pool, the children’s indoor pool and the large luxury hot tub. After the New Year, the installation of the saunas will begin, and the installation of all gastronomic equipment will begin in the complex’s restaurants. On the beach, which is slowly taking shape, construction works have been carried out on the breakwater and on pier 1 and pier 2.

The installation of decorative stone and decorative concrete on the pier has also been completed. The construction of the beach pavilion, or the facility that will be located on the beach, should start soon.

The director of the Hilton Costabella Resort, Jose Luiz Ruiz, said that this marks what will be the very first resort from the Hilton hotel chain in Croatia.

”We’re proud to be able to bring the service provided by Hilton hotels to this area. Our chain has over 6,000 hotels connected in 17 branches, as well as over 600 resort hotels located in a wide variety of carefully selected locations around the world. Considering that Rijeka will be the European Capital of Culture next year and that tourism in Rijeka is steadily increasing, tourism in this area is has a bright future ahead of it. The Hilton chain has 5 facilities in Croatia, in Dubrovnik and in Zagreb, and the Hilton Costabella Resort will surely be our leading resort hotel in Europe next year,” Ruiz said.

The Hilton Costabella Beach Resort & Spa will be truly representative, all hotel rooms and villas have private balconies or terraces overlooking the sea. The hotel will have three restaurants: the main restaurant, the beachfront restaurant and the rooftop restaurant overlooking the sea, a lobby bar, a hotel bar and refreshments by the outdoor pool and on the beach, a wellness centre, indoor and outdoor pools, a private beach, a fitness centre, a children’s playroom and lounges.

The Mayor of Rijeka, Vojko Obersnel, expressed his satisfaction with the realisation of this enormous investment, emphasising that what has been done so far has exceeded expectations.

”In the Year when Rijeka, as the European Capital of Culture, will welcome guests from all over the world, we’ll also open the highest standard hotel resort. We’re pleased that Mr. Třešňák, as a tourist who has been coming to Preluk for years, fell in love with our region and decided to invest in the development of our tourism,” said the Mayor of Rijeka.

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