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A five-star sailing event

Rovinj has been an haute nautical destination for more than 30 years.

Rovinj has been Croatia’s top destination for a number of years. The unspoiled countryside, the Mediterranean climate, the indented coastline and numerous islands, the restaurant menus, recognised by none other than the Michelin team, the first-rate hotels, and its unique culture and history are just some of the many advantages offered by this Istrian tourist record holder. In 2019 there will be three more reasons to visit this gem of Croatian tourism: the new luxury Grand Park Hotel Rovinj, the new ACI marina Rovinj, and the Adris 44Cup.

The ACI Match Race Cup started beneath St Euphemia in 1987

Rovinj has been an haute nautical destination for more than 30 years. A number of ACI Match Race Cups, which saw the participation of the biggest names in this sport, such as Russell Coutts, Peter Gilmour, Paul Cayard and Chris Dickson, and the superbly organised RC44 regattas of 2011 and 2012, where respected and successful business people competed, helped put Istria on the sailing map of the world. This year’s Adris 44Cup simply continues this rich and successful sailing tradition. And for this top-class event, Rovinj, Adris and ACI have prepared an equally impressive five-star stage.

The Adris 44Cup will be held in two most attractive new facilities in Croatia: the new Grand Park Hotel and the new ACI Marina Rovinj

The newly opened top-class Grand Park Hotel, which is part of the brand Maistra Collection, is situated opposite Rovinj’s old town, on the spot where the sea meets the park, and the park meets the city – the three elements that perfectly complement each other in the most luxurious hotel in Croatia. One of the exclusive hotels on Maistra’s offer – along with the Monte Mullini, the Lone and the Eden – the Grand Park Hotel, with its stepped design, is visually very attractive and almost completely blends in with the greenery. On six floors, there are 193 rooms and 16 suites, some of which measure up to 175 square metres. Large glass walls provide plenty of natural light and offer a stunning view of the sea and one of the most recognisable panorama of the Adriatic. Guests are sure to have an artistic luxury experience accompanied by authentic stories and local culture. The works of art displayed throughout the hotel perfectly fit the interior design created by Lissoni Architecture, the Milan studio of Piero Lissoni, who is one of the most respected and famous Italian designers in the world.

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