Vienna/Petrčane/4th of December 2011- The five star Falkensteiner Hotel & Spa Iadera, which is situated in its own resort of Punta Skala near Zadar and opened on 1 July 2011, impressed decision-makers at The Leading Hotels of the World so much that it was accepted as a member of the world’s most exclusive marketing platform for luxury hotels the first time it applied. The architecture of the house, which bears the signature of the international star architects Boris Podrecca and Matteo Thun, the fantastic 6,000 m² wellness and spa area, the first-class location at the tip of the Punta Skala peninsula and an outstanding service and culinary concept were key factors behind the decision to allow the hotel to carry the coveted title.

“As of this summer our guests have been able to see for themselves the rich uniqueness of our Hotel & Spa Iadera. With our first very own five-star project we have shown our critics that we are also masters of the art of exquisite hospitality in the five-star segment. For the Falkensteiner Michaeler Tourism Group AG and our strongest brand, the Falkensteiner Hotels & Residences, membership of this exclusive, global group is a ground-breaking step and the reward for the investments we have made in staff and the quality of our service in recent years. Our luxury Croatian hotel will not be the last Falkensteiner Hotel in The Leading Hotels of the World. Our aim is to bring other Premium Collection hotels under the umbrella of the Leading cooperation,” said the Managing Partner of FMTG AG Otmar Michaeler.

In order to qualify for and retain membership, each member of The Leading Hotels of the World must meet strict quality standards, “which we at the Falkensteiner Hotel & Spa Iadera passed with flying colours during the admission procedures. From the day the hotel was opened, the entire team has performed exceptionally well and was able to convince the representatives of The Leading Hotels of the World of our very high standard of quality. We are going to give our very best and of course we also want to shine within The Leading Hotels of the World community,” said Punta Skala Resort Manager Georg Unterkircher.

With the Falkensteiner Hotel & Spa Iadera The Leading Hotels of the World Group has gained a year-round design hotel that should impress domestic and international guests alike with a completely new type of winter holiday at the most luxurious spa in Croatia.

According to Agron Berisa, Managing Director SEE of Falkensteiner Hotels & Residences, “this winter will show that the Dalmatian Adriatic coast is also the place to be for winter wellness. The main attraction of course is the 6,000 m² Acquapura SPA. The refreshing sea breeze, the warmth of the sun, a wide range of activities and the nearby cultural centre of Zadar are other tempting features. The New Year’s Eve party at the Falkensteiner Hotel & Spa Iadera will definitely be one of our first highlights.”

Falkensteiner Michaeler Tourism Group:

The Falkensteiner Michaeler Tourism Group AG, or FMTG AG, is one of the leading privately owned tourism companies in six European countries. The Group comprises the segments Hotels & Residences currently with 27 four-star and five-star hotels as well as two residences, FMTG Development and the tourism consultancy Michaeler & Partner.

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