As part of the new investment cycle of the Dogus Group, the construction of the Maraska Hotel in Zadar will finally start in the fall.
This week, the Mayor of Zadar, Branko Dukić, met with the President and CEO of Dogus Group Ferit F. Sahenko on the topic of the new cycle of Dogus Group investments in Zadar, ie the renovation of the former Maraska building into a high-class hotel.
"We are close to a partnership with a strong Croatian partner. We plan to start the first phase of hotel construction in the fall of this year. We are also finalizing blueprints for the living space around the hotel. We are pleased to inform Mayor Branko Dukić about the further phases of the Maraska project ", pointed out the regional director of Dogus Croatia Burak Baykan.
Back in 2016, the earliest start of work on the Hotel Maraska in the investment of 100 million euros and the opening of the hotel was announced in 2019 under the brand Hyatt - Hyatt Regency Zadar Maraska. Although the whole story has stood to this day for various reasons, the information that the hotel is still being renovated is the tourist news of the year for Zadar.
The hotel should have 130 rooms and suites, spa and wellness center, conference hall, restaurants and bars, as well as a residential part with 115 apartments for sale and a commercial part with restaurants, bars, shops, children's club, yacht club and other public facilities.
Zadar, as an extremely tourist-oriented city, urgently needs hotel accommodation of the highest category, Dukić pointed out and added that all investors whose projects can raise the value of Zadar's tourist product are welcome.
"I am pleased with the imminent start of work on the future hotel in the former Maraska building, which confirms the correctness of the previous efforts of our city administration to attract new investments in tourism, which, I am convinced, will be more and more. We must continue to invest in infrastructure, beaches, sports and recreational facilities, the restoration of cultural attractions and everything that brings us to raise the quality and expand the range of destination products. All these efforts will contribute to the reduction of seasonality and create new jobs. The epidemic will pass, the guests will start traveling again and it is up to us to be ready for it ", Dukic concluded.
Last year, the Dogus Group sold its marinas in Zadar, Sukosan and Šibenik to the international investment fund CVC Capital Partners from Luxembourg.
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