The Regent Esplanade hotel in Zagreb has won the World Luxury Hotel Award 2011 as the best luxury city hotel. The award was presented at a ceremony at this hotel on Friday evening, with many guests from the world hotel industry and Croatian public figures attending.
Over 1,000 hotels from around the world were nominated for the award, and awards were presented in 30 categories based on online votes from guests and industry professionals.
Dating back to 1925, the Regent Esplanade Hotel Zagreb is one of the most famous and elegant buildings in Zagreb. Originally built to service passengers arriving on the Orient Express, the hotel is world-renowned for its impeccable service and legendary hospitality standards.
The Esplanade has hosted many celebrities who left their mark on the 20th century. Among those who have signed the guest book include Josephine Baker, Charles Lindbergh, Orson Wells, Liv Ullman, Louis Armstrong and Woody Allen.