art’otel Zagreb Opens with Boris Bućan’s Life’s Creativity
Marking the brand’s first opening in Croatia, art’otel Zagreb makes its debut in the city with work from late painter and graphic designer, Boris Bućan.
The poignant last collection of his life’s creativity, layering his artwork within the inspirational fabric of the hotel, delivers a canvas for residents to enjoy during their stay and beyond. The opening follows art’otel’s hugely successful debut in Battersea, London earlier this year, with another London site set to open in Hoxton in early 2024.
Soft opening in the first week of October in the Croatian capital, art’otel Zagreb fuses art, design, and hospitality. Located in the heart of the city centre, within the Jewish Liturgical Municipality building built by acclaimed architects Freudenreich & Deutsch in 1928, it is one of the best examples of Zagreb’s Art Déco architecture. The hotel features 110 rooms, a rooftop bar (opening 2024), destination restaurant and bar YEZI, four meeting spaces, a spa and indoor pool.
The hotel’s artistic concept, designed by award-winning Interior Design Studio – Digital Space, features original art by art’otel Signature Artist, Boris Bućan. Paying homage to Bućan’s remarkable creative journey, art’otel Zagreb is a canvas for guests to connect with the artist’s legacy, forging an emotional connection with his distinctive expression. Born in Zagreb, Bućan belongs to the New Art Practice generation of artists who took an interest in combining visual art with newly available technologies such as photography, Polaroids, photocopies, film, video, and graphic design. Bućan’s work is globally revered, having appeared at the MoMA and the Tate, and now his bold and colourful distinctive style is showcased throughout art’otel Zagreb transforming the hotel into a living gallery and a one-of-a-kind tribute to his celebrated career.
Not only home to culinary delights, gaze upon Zagreb’s skyline from art’otel’s canvas spanning rooftop bar, expected to open in Spring 2024, where guests can sip and savour some of Zagreb’s best cocktails and bites with a panoramic view of the city. The elevated oasis showcases captivating sunsets that paint the sky with mesmerising hues with every detail from menu to vibe carefully curated to provide an unforgettable experience.
For those wishing to have a meeting, the hotel has four Creative Rooms on the top floor equipped with everything you might need for a productive and efficient meeting with colleagues. The largest meeting room can host 20 people boardroom style.
art’otel Zagreb will be joined by art’otel London Hoxton and art’otel Rome in 2024, sustaining an exciting new era for hotels in Europe.
RADISSON HOTEL GROUP
Radisson Hotel Group is an international hotel group, operating in EMEA and APAC with over 1,200 hotels in operation and under development. The international hotel group is rapidly growing with a plan to significantly grow the portfolio. The Group’s overarching brand promise is Every Moment Matters with a signature Yes I Can! service ethos.
The Radisson family of brands portfolio includes Radisson Collection, art’otel, Radisson Blu, Radisson, Radisson RED, Radisson Individuals, Park Plaza, Park Inn by Radisson, Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, and prizeotel brought together under one commercial umbrella brand Radisson Hotels.
art’otel is a contemporary collection of premium arts and lifestyle hotels, designed to deliver a highly distinctive guest experience and purposefully aimed at the high- value, modern- day consumer. Each property has its own design and is dedicated to a signature artist. Integral to its success are strong destination restaurants and bar concepts retaining hotel guests and attracting external customers, whilst also being a social hub and gathering place for the local community. Each art’otel is curated with a range of signature quality standards that provides flexibility, a bespoke fit for your property and drives owner returns.
art’otel is part of the Radisson family of brands, which also includes Radisson Collection, Radisson Blu, Radisson, Radisson RED, Radisson Individuals, Park Plaza, Park Inn by Radisson, Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, and prizeotel brought together under one commercial umbrella brand Radisson Hotels.
ABOUT PPHE HOTEL GROUP
PPHE Hotel Group is an international hospitality real estate company, with a £2.0 billion portfolio, valued as at December 2022 by Savills and Zagreb nekretnine Ltd (ZANE), of primarily prime freehold and long leasehold assets in Europe.
Through its subsidiaries, jointly controlled entities and associates it owns, co-owns, develops, leases, operates and franchises hospitality real estate. Its portfolio includes full-service upscale, upper upscale and lifestyle hotels in major gateway cities and regional centres, as well as hotel, resort and campsite properties in select resort destinations. The Group’s strategy is to grow its portfolio of core upper upscale city centre hotels, leisure and outdoor hospitality and hospitality management platform.
PPHE Hotel Group benefits from having an exclusive and perpetual licence from the Radisson Hotel Group, one of the world’s largest hotel groups, to develop and operate Park Plaza® branded hotels and resorts in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. In addition, PPHE Hotel Group wholly owns, and operates under, the art’otel® brand and its Croatian subsidiary owns, and operates under, the Arena Hotels & Apartments® and Arena Campsites® brands.
PPHE Hotel Group is a Guernsey registered company with shares listed on the London Stock Exchange. PPHE Hotel Group also holds a controlling ownership interest in Arena Hospitality Group, whose shares are listed on the Prime market of the Zagreb Stock Exchange.