Zagreb’s Esplanade Hotel Named ‘Historic Hotel of the Year’

Daniela Rogulj

In Switzerland, at the Grand Hotel Kempinski along Lake Geneva, the European Hotel Awards 2019 ceremony was held, where awards were given in ten categories. Among the laureates is the luxury Zagreb Esplanade hotel which was recognized as the ‘Historic Hotel of 2019’, reports HRTurizam on March 25, 2019. 

Hotel Esplanade has stunned since 1925 with its luxurious interior, impressive architecture and contemporary amenities, even attracting travelers of the famous Orient Express. Today, on the foundations of top service, timeless charm and decoration, and cultural and historical importance, the Esplanade continues to enchant guests in Zagreb every day, said Ivica Max Krizmanić, general manager of the hotel Esplanade, adding: 

“This award once again proves that we are at the very top of the European, but also the international scene of the selected hotels, widely known for its rich history which makes the Esplanade so unique. What I especially appreciate, as a person who spent almost three decades in this hotel, is that the Esplanade has long been a temple of superb gastronomy and a hotel with a touch of taste, sophistication, outstanding service and special, sincere connections with Zagreb, its fellow citizens and every guest. The Historic Hotel of the Year award is a great honor. I congratulate the entire hotel team on the valuable years behind us,” says Krizmanić.

The Esplanade manager was previously awarded the World Star Award for his personal contribution to the Esplanade hotel’s business, the Five Star Diamond Award for outstanding hotel management, while the oldest gourmet association in the world, Chaîne des Rôtisseurs, named him an honorary member in Croatia at their recent inauguration ceremony. 

The European Hotel Awards by Références 2019 award winners are selected by experts from all over Europe and hotel guests.

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