The spectacular new passenger terminal at Zagreb Airport ''Franjo Tudman'' which is to be opened in March 2017 will soon get an equally impressive hotel in its neighbourhood just opposite the main entrance of the new terminal, reports Jutarnji list.
Branko Kincl and Velimir Neidhardt, the architects and the designers of the awarded urban and architectural design of the new passenger terminal have revealed to Jutarnji that they have just completed the preliminary design of the airport hotel for their client Zračna luka Zagreb Ltd. and that they are waiting for the building permit to be issued.
According to the words of Kincl, the new four stars medium-sized hotel will have 150 rooms (standard, de-luxe, suites, special rooms for the disabled and a presidential suite) with a maximum of 300 beds. The hotel will also have a congress centre, shops, wellness facilities and an indoor parking garage.
The ground floor of the hotel will have a restaurant with a bar, shops and a wellness centre. The first floor is intended for business purposes; there will be office spaces, several multi-purpose halls for large meetings and a few smaller function rooms for smaller meetings. A terrace for organizing receptions in the open air is also planned with this project.
The roof of the hotel has been designed as a terrace for recreation – an open space for exercising and sunbathing with a fresh juice bar and hydro massage facilities.
''The plan is also to connect the hotel to the airport building by an underground pedestrian tunnel and an elevated 200-metre pedestrian walkway. A corridor for railway or tram rails construction between the hotel and a road is also planned with this project'', said Velimir Neidhardt.
The total investment of the hotel is estimated at around 15 million Euros and currently partners are being selected to undertake the project.