The 4-star Hotel Camellia sits on the water’s edge in Opatija, the elegant Croatian seaside resort which first became fashionable in the 19th century. The hotel’s interiors have been reimagined by Hirsch Bedner Associates, the world’s leading hospitality design firm, led by the London Creative Director Constantina Tsoutsikou. The guest rooms have been transformed into serene, sunny spaces, using a natural color palette warmed up by flashes of terracotta – a reference to the tile rooftops of the town.
Clever nods to the region’s history abound, from the floorboards which echo the area’s shipbuilding heritage to the lattice-work panels and wardrobes, a nod to the Hapsburg style of the resort’s heyday. Details for furniture and lighting are made of leather or brushed brass, and items of local folk art and ceramics add the finishing touches. Terracotta furniture on the outdoor terraces take the design outside.
Viktora Cara Emina 6
51410 Opatija, Croatia
Date of completion: 2019