August 10, 2019 – With renovation almost complete, Suncani Hvar Hotels opens bookings for Hvar’s first ever 5-star hotel, Palace Elisabeth.
These are exciting times for the island of Hvar.
Last year, Croatia’s premier island, which has more UNESCO heritage than any other island in the world and also the birthplace of organised tourism in Europe, celebrated 150 years of the founding of the Hvar Health Society.
And 2019, the 151st year of organised tourism in Europe, is also not without its highlights.
On May 1, after a period of about 20 years of renovation, the oldest public theatre in Europe, reopened on Hvar’s main square.
The Hvar Public Theatre opened in 1612 and it has proved very popular since its reopening, hosting plays, concerts, ballroom dancing and a fashion show.
And it is not the only historic building which has undergone renovation in the town centre. The main Arsenal building on the floor below has also been renovated and is functioning as an excellent multi-purpose entertainment centre.
Meanwhile, across the square, another piece of European history is putting the finishing touches to its own luxury makeover.
The site which started organised tourism in Europe all those years ago will reopen imminently with a touch of class such as Hvar has never seen before, as Palace Elisabeth, hvar heritage hotel, will open its doors in a few weeks as the first 5-star hotel on the island.
The 45 rooms and suites are now open for booking from September 1 (you can book them here). a fabulous opportunity to immerse yourself in traditional Hvar with modern luxury and some of the finest views on the island. And as you can see from the painstaking work of designer Oto Blaha, there has been no compromise on attention to detail, as he explained in a recent TCN interview.
Palace Elisabeth promises to be a fantastic addition to the quality Hvar tourism scene.
To learn more about the island, check out the Total Croatia Hvar in a Page guide.