Grand Hotels Around the Kvarner Bay: Seaside Hospitality Between Austria and Hungary
The hotel architecture around the Kvarner bay represents a specific Austro-Hungarian response to the Riviera phenomenon, made possible by the railway connections to the continental capitals of the Empire with the port of Rijeka. Through a detailed comparison between different investments and realisations, the article explores the ways of dealing with the hotellerie in the coastal area administratively divided between Austria, Hungary and Croatia in the last decades of the 19th century and the years leading to WWI.
Keywords: Hotel architecture. Kvarner bay. Rijeka. Sušak. Crikvenica.
Language: enSubmitted: Sept. 18, 2020