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Keywords Change this

Modernism, Hotel

Project timeline

1959 – 1963

Type

Hotel & Restaurant

Location Change this

Obala Kneza Branimira 8
21000 Split
Croatia

Current state

Original

Architect Change this

Hotel Marjan Change this

Split, Croatia
by Srđan Baldasar, Petar Mundić, ... Change this

Renovation of teh hotel stopped due to financial problem ...

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The proposal of architects was to set along the entire length of the harbor's western pier a long slab, which would contain individual atria bordered on one side by a shell and on the other by a high-rise cube. The proposal was reminiscent of the structure of the Hotel Hilton International in Teheran by Heydar Ghiaa Chamlou. It was a choice number one of international celebrities as Sophia Loren, Orson Welles, Albert of Monaco.

From 1991-92 Hotel Marjan served as emergency accommodation for war refugees although rooms in the cube remained vacant since the war. In 2005 the Croatian Privatization Fund (CPF) put up for sale 88 % of Adriatic d.d. Split. Since the conversion and expansion of the Hotel Marjan is in hands of Željko Kerum, owner of supermarket chain. He commissioned Jerko Rošin for the renovation of the building. In 2009 Kerum announced that the hotel was to be leased for twenty two years to the HIlton Hotel Group. The investor had run into severe financial problems.

Sources

  • Elke Beyer, Anke Hagemann, Michael Zinganel (2013): Holidays after the fall, JOVIS Belin

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