Luxury in Croatia: New Falkensteiner Hotel Opens

By Falkensteiner Michaeler Tourism Group, PRNE
Thursday, June 30, 2011

VIENNA and ZADAR, Croatia, July 1, 2011 -


- With Photo

A new leader on the high-end hotel market opened its doors
today in
Croatia: the Falkensteiner Hotel & Spa
For Falkensteiner Michaeler Tourism Group AG, the
owner of the five-star deluxe establishment, this opening will
serve as a guide for future development. Additional openings in SEE
are scheduled for 2012.

The new leader in Croatia

Expectations are high. “Not only because our name stands for
extraordinary establishments and top-notch service in Croatia and
all of our other core markets,” said Otmar Michaeler, CEO of
Falkensteiner Michaeler Tourism Group AG.

In many regards, the newly opened Falkensteiner Hotel & Spa
Iadera href="">
on the Punta Skala peninsula promises to be an extremely
interesting new addition to the range of luxury hotels in Croatia
and around the world. In addition to guests from Falkensteiner’s
core markets of Austria, Germany, Italy and Croatia, the tourism
group - which is active in six countries - expects many visitors
from Central and Eastern Europe as well as the Benelux countries,
Great Britain, Switzerland and France.

Otmar Michaeler continued, “For FMTG AG, the opening of this
hotel and also the conclusion of the first investment phase at
Punta Skala is a milestone in the company’s history and will also
serve as a guide for future developments. However, the five-star
Hotel Iadera is also a showcase project for the Croatian tourism
industry and an important step in an urgently needed campaign to
improve quality. This kind of high-level project will strengthen
tourism in Croatia, which is an extremely important part of the

FMTG continues to focus on

Additional Falkensteiner hotels will open in Southeastern Europe
(SEE) in the coming year. According to Agron Berisa, the managing
director of SEE operations at Falkensteiner Hotels &
Residences, “With our new flagship establishment, we have added
another top hotel to the Falkensteiner portfolio in Croatia. The
expansion of the Falkensteiner Hotels & Residences in the SEE
countries will continue in 2012 with the opening of a city hotel in
Belgrade, Serbia, and a family product in Crvena Luka,

Five stars ensure well-being

“We are extremely confident and will do everything in our power
to make our new five-star Hotel & Spa Iadera one of the new
hotspots not only on Croatia’s Mediterranean coast but also in the
entire Mediterranean region. The perfect location on the tip of our
Punta Skala holiday peninsula, the hotel’s architecture, the
fantastic SPA and our high quality standards, which we have
redefined for our Premium Collection Hotels, will help us to
achieve our ambitious goals. We want to offer a five-star hotel
that doesn’t make a stiff impression, but that combines lifestyle,
freshness, well-being and luxury,” said Georg Unterkircher, general
manager of the entire Punta Skala resort.

The panorama is simply breathtaking

“The staff at the concierge desk directs guests to their rooms.
Or, even better, their suites. The sleeping quarters inside the
walls of this five-star luxury establishment, with a total of 210
rooms, feature open floor plans reminiscent of the style of a
Mediterranean country house,” said hotel director Alexander

He added, “No matter which direction you turn, you’ll be
captivated by the unparalleled beauty of your surroundings.” In
this picturesque spot on the tip of the Punta Skala peninsula, the
beauty of the region around the hotel is highlighted by the
contrast of colours - the deep blue of the sea and the light,
luminous colours of the sand and rocks.

Pure luxury for the body, designed to meet guests
individual needs

The 6,000 sq m Acquapura SPA, made up of saunas, massage chairs,
Private SPAs with their own balconies, indoor and outdoor pools,
and an impressive 700 sq m hamam, is an oasis of wellness and
beauty with a great atmosphere.

And the Hotel & Spa Iadera offers an appropriate array of
healthy, soothing and beautifying treatments, an extraordinary
range of leisure activities and the ambience of a secluded getaway
- a combination you’ll be hard pressed to find anywhere else.

An oasis for the senses, a refuge of

Restaurants in top-notch locations and cosmopolitan cuisine
complete the range of services offered at the hotel.

“The main focus for Falkensteiner is our famous Alpine-Adriatic
culinary concept, refined with regional delicacies. An essential
ingredient in this recipe for success is without a doubt our head
chef Franz Castlunger. The native of South Tyrol has had time to
settle into this land of pleasure, working previously at the Family
Hotel Diadora, also located on the peninsula of Punta Skala, where
he was responsible for tantalising the taste buds of holiday
guests,” said Georg Unterkircher.

Falkensteiner Michaeler Tourism

Falkensteiner Michaeler Tourism Group AG (FMTG AG) is one of the
leading privately owned tourism companies in six European
countries. The Group comprises the divisions of href="">Hotels & Residences,
currently with 29 four- and five-star hotels and residences, FMTG
Development and the tourism consultancy href="">Michaeler &

Pictures (Credit: FMTG)


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Press contact
Alexander Hörschläger
Falkensteiner Michaeler Tourism Group
Columbusplatz 7-8/Stiege 2, A-1100 Vienna
Tel. +43-(0)16054025


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