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The First

The First

From the moment it opened its doors, the Esplanade Zagreb Hotel was the first in many things.

For the first time in this region it introduced some new standards, services and offers. This hotel has always followed the latest world trends in hospitality, fashion, gastronomy and lifestyle.

Here are some interesting things:

  • The first luxury hotel in Croatia
  • The first hotel with 200 rooms, hot and cold running water and telephone in each room
  • First guest – Mr Glück (Luck)
  • The first Casino opened in Hotel 1967
  • The first Croatian hotel that joined the Inter-Continental Corporation in 1964, and introduced International standards, such as small soaps, small butter and jams…
  • First Snack bar, 1970
  • First French Bistro, 1986
  • First one served coffee with a small chocolate on a side
  • First one served Champagne by the glass
  • First one introduced silk uniforms for hostesses
  • Joined The Leading Hotels of the World, as the first one from the socialist countries and the only one in Croatia, 1988
  • First time celebrated Valentine’s Day in Croatia, 1989
  • First time in Croatia presented macrobiotic menu – such a rare menu that American newspapers wrote about, 1991
  • The first hotel in Croatia to be privatized, 1992
  • The best wine cellar in the country with 400 different kinds of wine from all over the world. The first time that famous Californian or Australian wines have been offered to Croatian public
  • The first Croatian hotel to have its own web pages, 1996
  • As the first one in Croatia, the Hotel joined the SRS hotel reservation system, 2000
  • Tiramisu – an Italian dessert – introduced for the first time at the Bistro
  • The First Regent Hotel in Europe, 2004
  • The first one introduced unique Bath Butler Service, 2006
  • Dog Menu and VIP dog treatment, 2006
  • First Regent Esplanade Hotel Magazine, 2006
  • Personal Stylist Service, 2007
  • Segway City Tour introduced in Zagreb, 2007
  • HUGO BOSS mobile boutique, 2007
  • First time Ice Rink on the Oleander Terrace, 2009
  • Opens the first Kanebo Sensai Salon in Croatia
  • The first hotel application for iPhone & iPad available on App Store in Croatia
  • The first hotel in Croatia with iMenus on iPads
  • The First one in Croatia introduced PressReader Hot Zone
  • May 2013 received Halal certificate and first hotel with Health & SPA Halal Certificate
  • 2015. The first hotel in Croatia with Korean Menu (Le Bistro) in regular offer
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