Luxury and extraordinary service at the Esplanade Zagreb Hotel
Discover extraordinary historical venue with exceptional design, impeccable service and refined luxury
Croatia’s most famous The Esplanade Zagreb Hotel was built in 1925 for the purpose of offering luxury accommodation and service to travelers of the famous Orient Express, which ran the Paris-Istanbul line.
Since its very beginnings, this architectural gem has served as the site of the capital's key social events, and so it comes as no surprise that celebrities have always flocked to the Esplanade. Among these, renowned guests are members of royal families, statesmen, and film and music stars, some of them being Josephine Baker, Charles Lindbergh, Orson Welles, Prince Charles and many more. The elegantly modern interiors and enchanting combination of Art Nouveau architecture, highly personalized service, and state-of-the-art trends in technology afford each guest an unforgettable stay in this historic hotel, located near all the city's notable landmarks.
Each of the thoughtfully designed and spacious rooms and suites offers not only traditional Hollywood glamour and a true sense of 'home', but also free Wi-Fi, access to the hotel's Health Club, and many other innovative services. Any of the hotel’s numerous flexible spaces, including the magnificent Emerald Ballroom, can serve as an ideal backdrop for a conference, celebration, or other unforgettable glamorous event in this ‘city of a million hearts’, as its charmingly dubbed.
Sophisticated culinary concepts
The accommodation is supplemented by the exceptional culinary experiences made possible through Executive Chef Ana Grgić's uniquely modern interpretation of traditional Croatian cuisine.
The sophisticated ambience and elegance of the Zinfandel's Restaurant, with its well-known Oleander terrace and view of the park and fountain, offer an unforgettable fine dining experience. A creative combination of modern Mediterranean cuisine, cosmopolitan trends, and an innovative culinary approach mixed with fresh ingredients from local suppliers transforms each plate into a work of art. Along with varied seasonal à la carte offer and not-to-be-missed classics, there’s also the unique Flambé Menu, which invites a dose of drama with its live show-cooking right at the guests’ table. The selection of top-quality wines and champagnes in Zinfandel’s wine list, compiled by Croatia’s first sommelier Ivan Šneler, serve to further refine the culinary experience.
The lively Le Bistro provides a pleasant Parisian atmosphere and is as such the perfect choice for hosting dynamic business lunches, dinner with that special someone, or just enjoying the city’s finest cup of coffee.
Inspired by the ambience of the 1920s, the cosmopolitan Esplanade 1925 Lounge Bar offers a creative selection of cocktails and delicious bites, while a DJ takes care of the music. In the summer months, you can kick back and relax on legendary Oleandar terrace. Keeping step with global culinary trends, the hotel has recognized certain guests’ special needs with regard to dietary restrictions, as such introducing kosher, halal, and gluten-free standards to make the experience carefree for everyone.
Innovative guest services
For years, the Esplanade has found itself at the forefront of hotel trends, and is the first hotel in Croatia and this part of Europe to have become a Tesla Destination Charging point, which enables its guests, owners of Tesla electric cars, the opportunity to charge their vehicles for free.
The increased demand for quick and accessible internet motivated the Esplanade to offer its guests yet another novel and practical service - Wifi 2 Go for those wishing to surf the web wherever they are.
For those who wish to relax and unwind in the comfort of their own room, the Esplanade has created a selection of bath products inspired by the natural Esplanade SPA Ritual by L'Occitane.
A symbol of the city itself and a synonym for top-quality service and elegance, the Esplanade has succeeded in earning true regional star status, underlined by the numerous impeccable service awards it has been presented with. The melding of tradition, refined taste, sophistication, extraordinary service and a unique, sincere tie to the city of Zagreb, its residents, and each and every guest all render the Esplanade one of the world's must-visit unique hotels.