Following a seasonal closure, Kempinski Hotel Adriatic, a five-star luxury golf and spa resort located on Croatia's Adriatic Sea peninsula, reopened on 29 April 2021 with a few changes: the addition of luxury private villas to its portfolio, a new British chef at the helm of restaurants and a new management team.
Kempinski Hotel Adriatic is a 5-star hotel located in Istria, Croatia, in the heart of the Adriatic Sea peninsula. It has 186 rooms, 2 gourmet restaurants, 3 bars, a spa, a private beach and an 18-hole golf course.
New management team promises guests to prioritise health and safety
Through the Kempinski White Gloves Service, a programme introduced in 2020 that combines extreme health and safety measures, the Kempinski Hotel Adriatic wants to reassure its guests and encourage them to travel. Given the current health crisis, the hotel has made health and safety a priority commitment to its regular guests and newcomers alike, to provide the most comfortable experience possible. Guests will therefore benefit from a number of outdoor activities and facilities such as a walk along the coast, where the scents of the sea, rosemary and lavender, are present.
Željko Stašević, the new general manager of the resort explains: "Our location is once again proving to be beneficial: Istria is known as the safest region in Europe, and the resort is located in a secluded spot where the Adriatic Sea meets vineyards and olive groves.
Kempinski private villas to meet new expectations
Aware of the new trends in ultra-luxury and the importance of absolute privacy during stays, Kempinski Hotel Adriatic is diversifying its offer with luxurious private villas, always in an Adriatic-inspired setting. Each villa ranges in size from 600m² to over 1000m² with several spacious bedrooms and bathrooms, a large open-plan living room, dining room, kitchen and private pool. With privacy in mind, each villa offers a panoramic view of the Adriatic Sea. In addition to the hotel's services and facilities, villa guests will be able to enjoy a personalised luxury service, such as a private chef.
"Recognising the new trend of ultra-luxury offerings and the increased interest in villas, during the closure period we focused on expanding our portfolio and rebuilding and refurbishing the private villas," explains Mr Stašević.
New top chef to head up the hotel's restaurants
Warren Brown, a British chef, has been appointed to lead the Kempinski Hotel Adriatic's food and beverage offering, including its two fine dining restaurants. With a wealth of experience from around the world, Warren Brown offers cuisine with innovative combinations of local flavours: Boškarin meat stew, truffle fritaja and onion soup with asparagus.
Warren Brown has worked alongside many Michelin-starred chefs such as Daniel Galmiche and Anto Mosimann and has appeared on the British MasterChef television show. He was the head chef of the Michelin-starred L'Ortolan restaurant in Reading during his contract. He has also worked in various luxury hotel chains such as Shangri-La, Hilton and Starwood across different regions of the world such as Europe, Asia and Dubai.
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