Bluesun opens its first hotel on Makarska Riviera, COVID-19 test in all sites
April 30, 2021 – Just before the May 1 holiday, April 29, Bluesun opened its first hotel on the Makarska Riviera – the 5-star BSH Berulia in Brela.
Thus, all customers who have booked other Bluesun hotels in Brela will be accommodated in their most desirable and luxurious hotel, regardless of the price range. According to Bluesun, other hotels in their destinations will open gradually, depending on market demand, which is expected in late May, HRTurizam reports.
Interestingly, the Berulia Hotel in Brela is one of the major works of Ante Rožić, and the famous Bernardo Bernardi designed the interior. The hotel is divided into individual compositional units, which brings the rooms closer to nature, and all other design procedures lead to the fact that architecture and nature permeate as much as possible, due to the fact that the body of the building is “broken” and “pierced” by the atria. The hallways and stairs are partly transformed into an outdoor space that extends to the terraces. The hotel and the outdoor facilities cascade down to the intimate beach of Berulia, respecting the morphology of the land and entering it in a minimally invasive way.
“The Bluesun Hotel Berulia opens its doors on Thursday April 29, when we are expecting around 100 guests, while May 1 itself will welcome between 200 and 250 guests. Most of them are domestic customers and customers from nearby automobile destinations. The exact number of customers, given the situation, is difficult to estimate as they all have flexible terms for changing and canceling bookings. Nevertheless, we do not expect the number to deviate too much. namely, we are in daily contact with the clients who confirm their arrival, and we also register new bookings after confirming the opening of the hotel ”, said Stjepko Šošić, Director of Hotel Management. income from Bluesun.
The Velaris *** holiday village in Supetar sur Brač and the Bluesun Paklenica **** camp in Starigrad Paklenica have already been opened.
Bluesun offers COVID-19 testing / contactless recording in all destinations.
To ensure that guests can safely start their vacation, they have provided contactless check-in to Bluesun this season. The procedure is quick and easy – and the link is sent to the guest by mail once the guest has entered all the necessary information, while upon arrival at the hotel they collect the key to their room. By ensuring this minimal contact and avoiding gathering people around the reception, the highest safety and health standards are met.
“For our customers, we will organize RAT (ANTIGEN) and PCR tests for COVID-19 in Brela, Tucepi, Bol, Supetar. Customers wishing to do so should contact the hotel reception. The tests will be carried out on Mondays and Fridays. for each list. city so that the arrival time is fixed and the results published accordingly Antigenic test results will be published during the stay in the hotels, while the PCRs will be issued and sent at the end of the day for Tucepi and Brela and Brač the next day before noon. In the event of a positive test result, our employees are trained and our protocols for such situations are carefully worked out, ”said Josip Rikić, Director of Hotel Operations at Bluesun.
The price for the PCR test is 560 HRK and the price for the RAT (ANTIGEN) test is 200 HRK. Lablus Split Polyclinic will carry out tests in all Bluesun destinations:
Tucepi – Test at the Alga hotel for the whole destination
Brela – test at Hotel Soline for the entire destination (until Soline opens, at Hotel Berulia)
Brac – Trials at Elaphusa Hotel and Velaris Resort
Since the start of April, good booking numbers and great interest in the main season have been recorded, according to Bluesun.
At the moment, it’s hard to plan anything and stick to the numbers, both due to the flexible cancellation policies everyone has had to put in place this year and due to bookings from last minute that will dominate. Also, precisely because of the flexible cancellation terms and the uncertain situation, customers book at multiple locations. A few days before departure, they will finally determine which accommodation and which destination to choose, further disrupting any long-term planning.
While the state of the reserves doesn’t mean much at the moment, it is good that there is interest.
“Thanks to our own sales channels and our main OTA partners, we had the same number of bookings for the main season as the same week of 2019. Vaccination in Croatia and in the main markets, strict compliance with epidemiological measures, as well that possibility of tests at the destinations, certainly give optimism for this season ”, concluded Šošić.
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