Built in 2012, the four-star Hotel Split has gained international recognition for its design, which includes being named the most beautiful new building in Croatia by the London Society of Architects in 2012. The hotel architects are Neno Kezić and Srđan Lukšić of the architectural office Arhipolis, Split.
Compact and architecturally innovative, all design decisions were made with two goals: achieving maximum efficiency and energy saving—and to ensure that each room had a stunning sea view and balcony/terrace. The hotel has a square ground plan, with guest rooms built around two vertical cores with a central atrium. There are six floors (basement, two sub-terrainian floors, ground floor and two upper floors). The central atrium creates an airy welcoming ambience and gives the hotel its distictive identity. Using a series of dry wall terraces which provide excellent conditions for concerts as well as outdoor dining, the atrium also offers a lot of individual privacy.
Complementing our seafront location is a beachfront restaurant which serves meals from breakfast well into the evening. There are common areas on all hotel floors. Our final flourish is a private rooftop bistro and swimming pool.
The main entrance leads to the hotel reception, where a taut canvas with a unique children’s drawing acts as the ceiling, and further to the lobby bar, which extends up to a terrace that virtually “hangs” on the facade.
The lobby bar terrace is clad with special reflective tinted glass to mirror the horizon, while the beach can be seen by looking up to the ceiling! The large glass front between the bar and the terrace opens completely creating a wonderful space that unites the indoors and outdoors.
All common areas in the hotel have been named after famous locations in Split–our Đardin atrium is named after Strossmayer-Park in Split; Prokurative hall and Zlatna Vrata conference room are also well-known Split landmarks.
A highlight of all the rooms in the hotel is a sea view directly from your bed! Instead of using standard height beds, we have fitted our beds to a stair-like pedestal that ensures a sea view right from your pillow, even while lying down. This attention to detail can also be seen in the bathrooms, where instead of using standard dry wall, a glass wall is placed between the bathroom and bedroom to allow for natural light.
On the roof terrace, reached by a panoramic all glass elevator, you can enjoy the view of the atrium, the sea, the beach, five different offshore islands and the pool. The terrace is particularly magical at night when energy-saving and color-changing LED lighting creates a special ambience.
Hotel Split is very proud of its green credentials and has received the Class A energy efficiency certificate.