Kempinski Palace Portorož

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Kempinski Palace Portorož
Palace-Portoroz2.JPG
General information
Location Portorož, southwestern Slovenia
Address Obala 45, Portorož
Opening 20 August 1910,
reopened on 18 October 2008
Closed autumn 1990
Owner Istrabenz Hoteli Portorož
Management Kempinski Hotels S.A.
Other information
Number of rooms 181
Number of suites 1 presidential
Parking Garage Parking
Website
www.kempinski.com/portoroz

Kempinski Palace Portorož, until 2008 known as Palace Hotel (Slovene: hotel Palace), is a five-star deluxe hotel in Portorož, a settlement on the Adriatic coast in southwestern Slovenia. It is the only deluxe hotel in Slovenia.

Architecture[edit]

The central part of the hotel is the Crystal Hall (Kristalna dvorana).

History[edit]

The hotel was built since 1908 upon the plans of the Austrian architect Johann Eustacchio and opened on 20 August 1910 at the time of Austro-Hungarian Empire. At that time it was a tourist attraction of the highest quality. Portorož was, together with Grado and Opatija, categorized as one of the most important coast resorts and spas on the Austrian Riviera. The construction of the hotel was completed in 1912. At the end of 1983, it was proclaimed a cultural monument, and a park in front of hotel was called a monument of designed nature.

The hotel was closed in autumn 1990. In the 2000s, the Slovenian owner, coastal company Istrabenz Hoteli Portorož, signed a contract with a German hotel chain Kempinski to run and manage this hotel for at least 20 years. When they renovated the hotel, the front side was kept for historical reasons and everything else was demolished. The renovation was planned by Slovenian architects Sadar + Vuga and cost about 70 million euros. The hotel was reopened on 18 October 2008.

Notable guests[edit]

Among the notable guests of the hotel were:

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 45°30′52.89″N 13°35′31.04″E / 45.5146917°N 13.5919556°E / 45.5146917; 13.5919556