The Canopy by Hilton hotel, an €8 million investment by Zagreb City Hotels, opened in Zagreb on Monday, as the first hotel of the Canopy brand in continental Europe.
After Zagreb, hotels of the Canopy brand will also be opened in London, Madrid, and Paris.
The hotel's interior design was done by Croatian designers from the Franic and Sekoranja Studio, and Croatian furniture manufacturers.
Located in the city centre, the hotel has 151 rooms, a restaurant and a bar, a retreat room, and two conference halls.
This is the second hotel from the Hilton chain in Zagreb, after DoubleTree, and we are planning on opening Garden Inn next year, said the Hilton Group managing director for southern Europe development, Alan Mantin.
Tourism Minister Gari Capelli said at the opening that some €1.05 billion would be invested in Croatian tourism in 2019, after this year’s €940 million.
“We can no longer look at Croatian tourism as seasonal in character, since the figures tell us otherwise. Today, I can say that Croatia has seen an 11 percent increase in guests compared to this time last year,” Capelli said.
This year, some €1 billion in investments have been planned, Capelli said, adding that the ministry was counting on additional €350 million to be invested in health tourism.