After sitting empty as an eyesore in the center of Portorož, Slovenia, for years, the renovated, rejuvenated Palace Hotel will be officially reopened on 24 October.
The primary symbol of this Adriatic resort city since its construction in 1910, the hotel is now operated by the Germany-based Kempinski group, which operates some 55 luxury properties in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and South America.
With 183 rooms in all (the original design of a century ago had 175), luxury is the key here, offering the priciest selection on Slovenia’s tiny parcel of Adriatic coast.
Rates, for a ‘superior’ double begin at 200 EUR/night, ‘deluxe’ doubles from 250, and junior suites from 300. If you want something more, try the ‘Piran’ suite for 700/night:
King size bed, sea view, two floors, separate living room, balcony, whirlpool and shower, safe, mini bar, AV system with LCD TV, Internet, air condition, 80sqm
Or the more spacious ‘Palace’ suite For 950.
King size bed, sea view, spacious living room, walk in closet, dining room, balcony, bathtub and shower, separate bath for guests, safe, mini bar, AV system with LCD TV, Internet, air condition, 92sqm
Note to hotel PR staff: If you’re going to charge nearly 1000 EUR a night during a time when economies are failing everywhere, perhaps a slightly less drab description is in order.