The renovation is almost complete, as Suncani Hvar announced an opening date for their much anticipated first millenial hotel on May 30, 2016 – Pharos, hvar bayhill hotel.
The prices are affordable (online booking from 40 euro a night), the clientele decidedly next generation, and I for one am fascinated to watch the progress of the first fully renovated hotel in Hvar Town in several years, a hotel whose design and reconstruction has taken into account one of the fastest growing sectors of incoming tourists – the millenials.
If, like me, you had no idea until recently (or still don’t) what in the world a millenial is, Wikipedia is your friend:
“Millennials (also known as the Millennial Generation or Generation Y, abbreviated to Gen Y) are the demographic cohort following Generation X. There are no precise dates for when the generation starts and ends; most researchers and commentators use birth years ranging from the early 1980s to around 2000.”
With their fortunes improving and on the back of a record season in 2015, Suncani Hvar has decided to tap into the new tourism trend, and invest in a 7 million euro upgrade of its 2-star Hotel Pharos, which could be found in the woods behind Veneranda, into a swanky new four-star hotel oozind Millenial charm. According to the official Suncani website:
“Defined by attitude rather than affordability, Pharos bayhill hotel redesigns the traditional economy hotel experience, allowing guests to discover Hvar, connect and enjoy – all in contemporary and comfortable style. Situated in a secluded pine grove, with its chic spaces and smart design, vibrant lobby, unique amenities and friendly price point, Pharos aims to surprise budget-conscious travelers with a perpetual unscripted service that will inspire and fuel their journey.
It began with a passion to connect with our guests and experience Hvar together! Our lobby is a giant living room, open 24/7, where around every corner there is an opportunity to become part of someone’s story! Lobby experience features reception, social tables, huge media wall and vibrant bar, all blended together as a fresh and stimulating environment infused with character of local culture. Don’t be shy, come and join us!
Pool & Bar
The Pharos essence is highlighted by its outdoor pool and bar- a place where morning slowly drifts into day. Surrounded by olive trees and Mediterranean gardens, it is a multi-level playground for the senses where the local environment and contemporary techniques come together to balance your mind, body and spirit. Strech out on one of many chic loungers and let the sun warmly embrace the countours of your body or enjoy delicious cocktails lulled by the sounds of summer island vibes at the Poolside Bay-view bar.
Each of its 202 chic rooms and suites are outfitted with LCD flat screen high definition television, free and high speed WIFI, safe deposit box and mini bar. The design of the room is intended to be functional and uncluttered with simple, thoughtful touches including open closet spaces. From magnificent views over the Paklinski islands through the sliding-glass terrace doors to open garden cascading terraces, there is a room featuring every preference and style. We just want to make sure you… wake up in your very own way!”
The opening is scheduled for June 3, and there will be a Grand Opening Party on June 18, just in time for what is sure to be another bumper peak season on Hvar. Bookings are already open, and to learn more about the hotel and to book, click here.
A really good addition to the Hvar tourism scene.