Haludovo Palace Hotel

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Ruin of Haludovo Palace Hotel as seen from pool area

The Haludovo Palace Hotel is an abandoned resort hotel on the Croatian island Krk north of Malinska. The hotel is named after a nearby beach.

Haludovo was built in 1971.[1] Bob Guccione, the founder of Penthouse magazine, invested 45 million US dollars in the project and officially opened the Penthouse Adriatic Club casino located in the hotel in 1972. However, the casino went bankrupt the following year and was closed.[2][3]

Due to constraints on foreign investment in communist Yugoslavia, the hotel was owned by the Rijeka-based Brodokomerc 'company'. During the Yugoslav Wars the hotel became a shelter for refugees. In 1995, the hotel was privatized and went through a number of owners. It hosted its last guests in 2001.[4]

Today the hotel resort is abandoned with the interior effectively destroyed while the buildings remain intact. As of September, 2018 signs in the local area still reflected directions to the hotel complex.

In October 2018, it was announced that the hotel will be redeveloped into a closed resort with outside investment. [5]

Sign in 2018 showing directions to Haludovo

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.novilist.hr/Vijesti/Regija/Otoci/Haludovo-nema-niti-jednog-gosta-rezidencija-za-vlasnika-i-obitelj
  2. ^ Penthouse magazine, June 1972
  3. ^ "La Dolce Vita: A Formula Against The Cold War" by Slobodan Stankovic, Radio Free Europe, 10 July 1972, obtained via http://catalog.osaarchivum.org/catalog/osa:7b103757-9419-40a1-a8f3-605110728357
  4. ^ "The Penthouse Adriatic Club at the Haludovo Palace Hotel". Sometimes Interesting. 14 April 2016.
  5. ^ http://www.malinska.hr/2018/10/07/haludovo-rak-rana-malinskarskoga-turizma-prezentacija-stajalista-vlasnika-hotelskog-kompleksa/

Coordinates: 45°07′52″N 14°31′40″E / 45.13111°N 14.52778°E / 45.13111; 14.52778