The investment and development company JTH Costabella organized a ceremonial tour of the completed rough construction works of the Costabella hotel resort yesterday, at which the signing of the property management contract between JTH Costabella and the renowned hotel company Hilton was held. After Dubrovnik and Zagreb, Hilton is also coming to Rijeka. The future hotel resort will have five stars, and the amount of investment has grown from the initial 40 million euros to as much as 80 million euros. The resort will have 132 rooms and 66 suites, all with balconies or terraces and views of the Kvarner Bay. Also, guests will have access to a private sandy beach as well as rich wellness facilities that include two swimming pools, a large spa, sports facilities and a fitness center. Furthermore, the resort will offer six restaurants, a beach bar and a rooftop restaurant, which will allow guests to enjoy the beautiful sea view. All engineering and earthworks under the sea should be completed by June 15, so that the sea water does not become cloudy during the bathing season. The hotel should receive its first guests under the name “Hilton Costabella Beach Resort & Spa” in May 2020. Minister of Tourism Gari Capelli pointed out that such investments best show the way in which Croatian tourism should be developed. The Mayor of Rijeka, Vojko Obersnel, expressed great satisfaction that this large hotel complex will receive its first guests in the middle of 2020, at a time when Rijeka is the European Capital of Culture and expects an increased arrival of guests. “We can boast of the fact that in recent years we have an increase in arrivals and overnight stays in the city at an annual rate of 20% and what we chronically lack are precisely the accommodation capacity. Therefore, I am especially pleased that this resort will be built soon, and I am especially pleased that it will be part of the Hilton hotel chain.”Said Mayor Obersnel. The co-owner of the company JTH Costabella, Jaroslav Trešnjak, reminded that exactly two years ago, the cornerstone was laid for the future hotel resort. “I am convinced that the cooperation of our company with the world-famous hotel group will be of great importance for the Primorje-Gorski Kotar County and will definitely affect the increase in the number of overnight stays and the growth of the tourism industry in our region.Said Tresnjak. The last phase of construction follows, ie the installation of heating, ventilation, air conditioning, cooling, gas, water and sewage distribution, electrical distribution and other technical equipment in the main hotel building and villas. The construction of an outdoor swimming pool, which is connected to the main hotel building by a glazed elevator, is also underway. Hilton Executive Director for Southern Europe Alan Mantin pointed out that tourism in Croatia is experiencing a strong upward trend. “When we open the Hilton Costabella Beach Resort & Spa next year, it will be one of the top hotels in this part of Europe. We are convinced that the Hilton brand will contribute to the recognition of this part of Croatia, as well as the recognition of Croatia on the international market. We hope that infrastructure, such as Rijeka Airport, will follow our momentumSaid Mantin.