Warm, breezy Mediterranean climate. A stunning coastline. Ancient history and the imposing Roman amphitheater preserved for over 20 centuries. These are just some qualities of Pula, Istria’s cultural and historical center on Croatia’s Adriatic coast.
On a beautiful peninsula surrounding the town's center stands a hotel built in the 1970s, one of the most prominent tourist meccas in former Yugoslavia, now Croatia. In its heyday, it was often a getaway for many celebrities, including artists, film stars and politicians. On May 5th, 2022, Grand Hotel Brioni will open its doors again and regain its status, welcoming guests with a seductive blend of the heritage and the modern. The legendary stories of the Hotel’s famous guests and events will have their sequels written.
The Grand Hotel Brioni, part of the Arena Hospitality Group, emerges from a meticulous renovation as a luxury hotel with 227 stylish and luxurious rooms, restoring its former status and reputation. Alongside sumptuous guest rooms, the hotel features several restaurants and bars, a wellness center, an indoor swimming pool, an outdoor infinity pool overlooking the sea, a Technogym fitness center, and a redesigned beachfront that perfectly blends with the rugged Mediterranean shoreline. The hotel also has several fully equipped modular rooms for meetings and events with the capacity of 200 guests. A secluded getaway, the Grand Brioni is bordered by a thick pine forest on one side, with a front view facing the open sea, and views of the Brijuni National Park that inspired the hotel’s name. These 14 islets of Brijuni are the epitome of tranquility and exclusivity – it is no wonder that the whole archipelago was once a presidential summer residence.
Grand Hotel Brioni is more than a place to stay; it’s a place to be, with all the senses.
Gastronomic pleasures are a priority: exploring the tastes and textures of the Mediterranean in all their incarnations is the focus of the hotel's restaurants and eateries. The premier restaurant Brioni Forum serves international specialties with an emphasis on fresh and local produce, including the local delicacy, truffles. The Istrian white truffle is purported to be among the best in the world. For a lighter meal, the hotel offers a beachfront restaurant, open, breezy, and well shaded, called Brioni Lungo Mare, which offers a choice of Mediterranean cuisine. The opposite in ambiance is the sleek steak restaurant Sofia with mood lighting and a matching color scheme. The place is dedicated to meat lovers, focusing on the best quality matured pieces of beef cuts, from classic American to indigenous Istrian cattle called Boškarin. Although home to several craft beer brands, Istria is the home of wine, which reflects on the wine lists in all the Grand Hotel Brioni's restaurants. They include top wine labels of Istria- white Malvasia and red Teran - and an extensive list of top-quality wines from regions across all continents.
The Hotel’s Spa & Wellness center - Gemma di Brioni - spans 1300 sq. meters, with offerings including an indoor pool and whirlpool, saunas with a variety of temperatures, assorted aromatherapy programs, and six treatment rooms. 11 different massages, 11 facial and 10 body treatments that will leave any guest refreshed and rejuvenated. The Zen Spa Zone is perfect for purifying the body, strengthening the immune system, and improving circulation and breathing. Three saunas include a classic Finnish sauna, a gentle Bio Sauna, and the Soul Steam room. After a sauna session, one can enter the Water Paradise room for a unique multisensory water experience, consisting of a brilliant blend of four different showers enclosed along a path, or head straight to the Relax Room with a Himalayan Salt Wall that regulates and maintains the intensity of heat and humidity in the room.
Gemology and Thalgo, the Hotel’s exclusive cosmetic brands, power face care, body care, body rituals, and body scrub treatments. While the former uses precious gemstones, the latter harnesses the power of the algae to benefit the body and mind. Health and fitness are elevated to another level with the spacious hotel gym, filled luxury fitness equipment, and adding a touch of style usually absent from sporting spaces.
The art featured throughout the hotel creates a bridge connecting the heritage and the modern. Inspired by the old, the modern, and the colors of the surrounding area, renowned Croatian artists produced exclusive commissions for the Grand Brioni, while expressing an individual artist's vision, and they seamlessly blend in the overall interior. Upon arrival, large format pieces welcome the guests in the lobby and draw them straight into the hotel's story.
Art is featured in every space of the hotel, enhancing the guest's experience. When walking down plush carpeted corridors, for example, guests will discover fascinating reliefs on walls, or rather, entire walls turned into sculptures. Every room is a small gallery, featuring curated works of Croatian artists. Both timeless and modern, ancient, and new, Grand Brioni speaks through art, and art perfectly captures what it has to say.
While the hotel celebrates the heritage, it is also firmly the product of the 21st century. Digital technologies are an integral part of the Grand Brioni's experience and guests are enabled to use their devices to access many of the hotel's services.
Replacing the traditional mini-bar is a premier butler corner – with one on every level, the butler corner expands the in-room dining options, from drinks to food, while adding personal care products and presents. It acts as a shop with cashless payment charged to the guest’s individual room.
The undeniable allure of nature, along with the privacy and exclusivity of the property coupled with impeccable service, makes Grand Hotel Brioni a unique and romantic destination with an atmosphere of relaxation and good living.
Inspired by heritage, Designed for the future.