Hotels in Croatia provide quality
Some of the well known international
hotel chains have started to take a serious interest in Croatia, taking over the existing old hotels, or building
new ones. Croatia still has only a small number of 4 and 5-star hotels, which presents potentially good investment
opportunity for international hotel chains. After the mid 90s war, many of the then first-class hotels were left
empty and unattended. These properties now offer excellent potential for would-be hoteliers.
Another growing area is that of private, small
hotels and village tourism. Some of the enterprising locals, as well as foreigners who have moved to Croatia and
bought a property, are starting to convert their properties into small or boutique hotels. The small boutique
hotels are very popular in Europe, in particular in Austria, Germany and Italy, where there are have hundreds of
Croatia is still in the early stages of this
type of hospitality industry with only a couple of hundred of small hotels being available. But over the ensuing
years it's likely that this type of tourist accommodation will become more widespread, not only along the Croatian
coastline, but also in Croatian hinterland.
Over the next 3 years the local tourism industry
plans to double the current rooms capacity. These plans include building 300 new tourist accommodation objects,
including private houses, camps, apartments and 4 and 5 star hotels. The overall emphasis will be on adding higher
quality tourism accommodation, which is still well below the potential demand.