The Esplanade Hotel, the most prestigious hotel in Zagreb, was built in 1925, with the purpose of offering supreme accommodation and services to travellers on the famous Orient Express, which commuted between Paris and Istanbul.Today, the Esplanade Hotel is one of the most elegant buildings in Zagreb, and ever since its beginnings it has been a key place for social events in the capital city. The hotel offered its guest a level of luxury previously unseen, and celebrities always chose the Esplanade for their accommodation. The list of famous guests includes Josephine Baker, Charles Lindbergh, Leonid Brezhnev and many more.
Zinfandel’s Restaurant – fine, refined dining with Chef de cuisine Ana Grgić’s unique take on a contemporary interpretation of traditional Croatian cuisine. With delightful views over the terrace and the option to dine al fresco in the summer, Zinfandel’s is widely regarded as Croatia’s no.1 restaurant and has won numerous awards; it is still served by Croatia’s first Sommelier and patisserie is prepared by Croatia’s top chef patissier. Zinfandel’s is widely tipped for Michelin recognition when the country is recognized by the guide
Le Bistro unashamedly blends Croatian cuisine with Parisian tradition. It is a celebration of the hotel’s deco heritage and has a glazed seating area and buzzing terrace with a grill menu operating in the summer. It is famous for its celebration of seasonal local produce including Istrian truffle, sea asparagus and cepes as well as producing traditional favourites such as the famous “Esplanade Štrukli”.
Esplanade Suite – the Presidential Suite sprawling over 120 square metres of elegance with an expansive dining and living area, small kitchen with off-corridor access for private dining service, a luxurious bathroom with jacuzzi bath and private sauna and adjoining bedroom suitable for the family or personal assistant. The suite has wonderful views over the terrace and fountain park.
The Health Club is the perfectly formed little spa. It has a well-equipped fitness area and offers a wide range of therapies, facial and body treatments designed to de-stress, replenish and revitalize. In 2012 it become the first selected Kanebo Sensai Salon in Croatia.