Dubrovnik smells of luxury air mixed with the sea of Adriatic. Less is more in the contemporary design of home and this rule can be equally applied to hotels too. Dubrovnik folk sincerely hope that what was once considered as epitomic icon of luxury on the Adriatic coast, hotel Belvedere, will rise from ashes like a phoenix to demonstrate the symbiosis of nature and modern day living. With only 50 rooms, all in glass it will reclaim the status of the most luxury hotel that will be overlooking the Old City and the island of Lokrum.
When we talk about the development of Dubrovnik as a top Mediterranean destination it is worth mentioning that this would be all meaningless if it had not been for the redevelopment of Dubrovnik Airport and building of its terminal C which is to give to the former the status of a best airport in Europe in the category of under 5 million passengers. In return this would not been possible without European funding of up to 225 million of euros.
However, what remains to be sorted is the Croatian Merchant Court system, it looks to be a common practice that once the investors are attracted, in case of hotel Belvedere it is Russian businessman and an avid lover of Dubrovnik, Mr Victor Vekselberg, they are not helped by Croatian judiciary. Let us hope that Dubrovnik air remains to smell of luxury and that our reputation as a serious country for investments is not questionable.