Fodor’s, the leading name in travel guides, last week announced that Hotel Adriana Hvar has been selected for Fodor's 100 Hotel Awards 2011. The hotel has won the award in the ‘Casual Chic’ category which recognises ‘effortlessly stylish hotels with rustic-modern appeal’.
Describing Hotel Adriana’s winning attributes, Fodor says:
"Light and airy, this 1970s building was redesigned by London-based architects Jestico + Whiles to reopen as an uber-cool hotel with a chic minimalist look in 2007. With views onto trendy Hvar's main square and Baroque cathedral and out across the azure-blue Adriatic to the pine-scented Pakleni islets, the property combines contemporary design with unspoiled island romance.
"The 50 rooms have wooden floors and daring glass-walled bathrooms, while the nine spa suites have the added indulgence of two-person Jacuzzis. Facilities include the vast Sensori Spa, complete with a blue-mosaic rooftop pool filled with heated seawater, a panoramic-view cocktail bar, and a sleek waterside restaurant overlooking the wooden boats in the fishing harbor."
The 75th anniversary year for Fodor's Travel also marks a re-imagined Fodor's 100 Hotel Awards, featuring hotels worldwide selected by Fodor's to receive the distinction of best in class in 8 exciting new categories:
• New & Noteworthy - The year's best new and reinvented hotels
• Grande Dame - Legendary hotels with superlative history and service
• Casual Chic - Effortlessly stylish hotels with rustic-modern appeal
• Design - Cutting-edge boutique hotels at all price points
• Local Flavor - Go-to hotels for a truly authentic experience
• Clubby Atmosphere - Hip urban pied-à-terre
• Luxurious Retreat - Top choices for a complete escape
• Trusted Brand - World-class examples of international hotel chains
"Our editors and writers travel the globe each year to scout hotels, and the Fodor's 100 Hotels represent the best of the best," says Arabella Bowen, Executive Editorial Director, Fodor's Travel. "Fodor's understands that choosing where to stay is one of the most important decisions a traveller makes, and we believe these 100 hotels deliver the style, service, and quality that our discerning travellers seek."
As a 2011 Fodor's 100 Hotel Award-winning hotel, Hotel Adriana will be featured on www.Fodors.com and celebrated at the announcement event in New York City. A complete list of all 100 selected hotels is available at www.fodors.com/world/hotel-awards/2011/.