Split Eyesore Almost Gone? Adris Group could start work on the Marjan Hotel in September
July 12, 2021 – The works of the Marjan hotel could start with the Adris group from Rovinj as early as September!
By applying for a building permit on May 3, which ended on July 5 or was filed administratively, a new important step has been taken to prepare for the reconstruction of the Hotel Marjan, reports Slobodna Dalmacija.
These data were published in the information system of the Ministry of Regional Planning. Slobodna Dalmacija received confirmation from the owner of the unfinished building on the west coast, the Adris group from Rovinj, who stated that “in cooperation with the city and the relevant institutions, they have completed the necessary documentation for the reconstruction of Marjan, after which work on the installation itself will begin. ”
A few months ago, amendments to the location permit were obtained to reconstruct a building intended for catering and tourism, that is to say a tourist establishment with 285 accommodation units and of the 5-star category.
Boris Marelja, head of the city’s administrative department for spatial planning, development and environmental protection, said that an electronic conference has been launched which will last for 15 days, with the participation of public bodies, notably HEP, Vodovod i kanalizacija and MUP. make remarks before validating the main project. After this part of the procedure, neighbors and other parties will have the right to inspect the file, also with a 15-day deadline.
How quickly the permit will be issued and become final depends on any objections. Of course, Marelja did not want to go into the forecast, and a rough calculation points to 45 days if there are no major objections. From the information available, there should not be any, mainly because the documentation is well prepared, and it is not surprising that the Adris Group is known to be a serious and reputable investor in the industry. hotel and tourism.
According to the mentioned calculation of 45 days, the first works could follow in September of this year. However, it should be remembered that this will not be construction work, but the removal of “unwanted” or “superfluous” parts of the building.
Of course, Marjan will not be completely demolished as has been reported in the media, but according to the plans of the former owner Željko Kerum and Jerko Rošin, there should be apartments. No doubt the glass will be removed from the facade.
According to the announcement in September of last year, the new hotel tower is expected to be equal in height to the previous one after the planned project, but with one floor less as they will raise the individual floors. Raising the floors is logical and necessary to make arrangements for various facilities, which did not exist when the hotel was built.
Zagreb-based architecture studio ‘3LHD’ and renowned Italian architect and designer Piero Lissoni are working on this demanding project. In a statement from Jutarnji List last year, Sasa Begovic briefly commented on the Marjan project: “We are carrying out a creative reinterpretation of the hotel built by Perković. We are also planning a smaller number of rooms and terraces with a view.
The designer of the first A deluxe hotel in Split, with 220 rooms, was actually made by the architect Lovro Perković. Built in 1963, Marjan quickly became the pearl of tourism in Split and one of the symbols of the city.
In 1979, before the Mediterranean Games in Dalmatia, it was enlarged and 10 years later, in 1989, it underwent its last reconstruction. Shortly after the start of the homeland war, displaced people and refugees moved in. From 1998 until the start of the new reconstruction, it only operated at 30% of its capacity.
In 2005, Kerum bought it in a tender for 170 million kuna, three times more than the 57 million kuna requested. A period of big plans and optimism followed when, after four years, a 20-year franchise agreement was signed with Hilton.
However, the owner of the establishment was quickly elected mayor, and the construction and renovation of the hotel were suspended so that in 2015 everything ended with the bankruptcy of the company “Adriatic”. The bankruptcy lasted for several years and in November 2019 Marjan was sold to an Istrian company for 324 million kuna.
The Adris group declined to comment and responded:
“This is an important project for Split, but also the further development of the tourism part of our business. Namely, it is a demanding project that will contribute to the tourism affirmation of Split and will confirm “Adris” as the leading Croatian luxury tourism company. In addition, as the public knows, and your newspaper has mentioned it several times, we want to thoroughly renovate the Hotel Marjan and integrate it into the group of luxury hotels (“Grand Park Hotel Rovinj”, “Monte Mulini”, “Lone”, “Hilton Imperial” in Dubrovnik. “
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