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New 70 mln kuna (9.4 mln euro) hotel opens in Croatia's Zagreb County

New 70 mln kuna (9.4 mln euro) hotel opens in Croatia's Zagreb County Mario Fajt/CC BY 2.0

ZAGREB (Croatia), March 13 (SeeNews) - Croatia's Zagreb County has increased its tourism appeal with the opening of a 70 million kuna ($11.6 million/9.4 million euro) hotel in the town of Jastrebarsko, the tourism ministry said.

The investor is a Croatian-born Canadian businessman, Dragutin Vuckovic, local media reported on Tuesday.

The four-star Hotel Princess offers 82 rooms, 11 apartments, a restaurant, a bar, a wine cellar and a wellness center, the tourism ministry said in a statement on Monday.

The hotel has an adjoining congress center.

"We need this kind of investment that represent development and innovation, in order to make Croatian tourism more recognisable, to increase its quality and competitiveness on the world market," tourism minister Gari Cappelli said at the opening ceremony, according to the statement.

The new hotel is a part of 940 million kuna investment expected in Croatian tourism this year.

Tourism is a key industry for Croatia, contributing around a fifth of the country's gross domestic product.

(1 euro=7.44054 kuna)

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