Hilton Worldwide has signed a management agreement with B.P Pluto d.o.o. for a DoubleTree by Hilton hotel in Zagreb, Croatia. The newly built DoubleTree by Hilton Zagreb will form part of a mixed-use development of offices and retail space located within Zagreb’s central business district. Expected to open in spring 2012, the company's first hotel in the Croatian capital will be a short walking distance to the historic old town, which is made up of the medieval Cornji grad and Donji grad – the cultural, religious and commercial areas of Zagreb.
This latest hotel signing in South Eastern Europe will introduce the DoubleTree by Hilton brand to travelers in Croatia and will join the Hilton Marjan Split, which is currently under development. Hilton Worldwide has been represented in Croatia since 2005 with the upscale and historic Hilton Imperial Dubrovnik, a landmark property located on the Dalmatian coast, with views over the Adriatic and Dubrovnik old town.
Featuring 152 guest rooms, restaurant and a bar, the accommodations at the DoubleTree by Hilton Zagreb will be complemented by a restaurant, lounge, business center, spa and wellness center, Precor fitness, swimming pool and sauna. More than 800 square metres of conference space also will be available for guests to host a variety of business meetings, executive board sessions and social events.
Zagreb is located in the northwest of Croatia and is a major regional transport hub, with road and rail connections to Central Europe and the Adriatic Coast, as well as international flight connections. Zagreb has a wealth of commerce and industry in the region, focused especially on manufacturing, chemical industries, textile, and food processing. DoubleTree by Hilton Zagreb will be located approximately 10 kilometres from Zagreb Airport.