Hilton has entered a franchise agreement with Croatia-based Katarina Line to launch the Keight Hotel Opatija Curio Collection by Hilton.

This 54-key hotel is anticipated to open next year and will mark the debut of the Curio Collection by Hilton in Croatia.

Zagreb City Hotels will manage the hotel. This company already manages three Hilton-branded properties in Croatia: Canopy by Hilton Zagreb City Centre, DoubleTree by Hilton Zagreb and Hilton Garden Inn Zagreb – Radnicka.

Hilton Europe, Middle East and Africa development senior vice-president Patrick Fitzgibbon said: “Hot off the heels of two Greek island openings under the brand, we’re excited to announce our first Curio Collection by Hilton Hotel in Croatia, further expanding our portfolio of properties in popular European resort towns. Opening next year, Keight Hotel Opatija will be a welcome addition to the Adriatic Coast.”

The hotel will feature a rooftop sundeck with a swimming pool and bar, a spa, workspaces, 100m² multi-purpose meeting areas and parking spaces that can accommodate over 50 vehicles.

Katarina Line owner Katica Hauptfeld said: “We’re thrilled to work with Hilton to introduce the Curio Collection by Hilton brand to the Croatian market.

“This newly developed property combines the amenities guests can expect of an upscale Hilton brand in a central location in the heart of the town. We’re looking forward to welcoming guests next year.”

Furthermore, the property’s dining options will include a restaurant and bar on the ground floor, alfresco dining on the rooftop and casual indoor options.

Keight Hotel Opatija, Curio Collection by Hilton, is located in the centre of Opatija town and near the beach. The property will also be located 40 minutes away from the Rijeka International Airport and near several popular tourist attractions, retail stores, parks and dining venues.