Client Suncani Hvar Hotels / Orco Group
Location Hvar, Croatia
2009 World Travel Award: Croatia's Leading Boutique Hotel
The Riva Hotel is a stylish and contemporary world class hotel comprising 45 luxury bedrooms, nine apartment suites, a restaurant and a bar overlooking the beautiful harbour of Hvar in Croatia.
The exceptional design involved the total refurbishment of two stunning Croatian Medieval stone buildings. The existing fluted columns and stone walls were carefully retained and are successfully juxtaposed with stylish colourful furnishings and decorations.
Vibrant red colours are combined with images of vintage film stars screen printed onto cotton fabric backdrops. A local stone was sourced for the wall cladding and combined with beige sandstone, slate flooring and warm red and black colour furnishings. The hotel corridors include bespoke wallpaper decorated with large-scale charcoal sketches of nudes specially created for the project by the architects.