Maslina Resort, Hvar, Croatia

The Maslina Resort overlooks the crystalline Adriatic Sea and is one of only a few 5-star hotels in Hvar, a popular island within the Central Dalmatian Archipelago.  The hotel blends seamlessly into its lush pine forest environment and is of a laid-back Mediterranean architectural and landscape language with contemporary French influences, made of noble and natural materials such as the stones of nearby Brač, terracotta and timber.  The project has responded with a synergy and respect for this exceptional location in the magnificent bay of Maslinica, close to the richly historic Stari Grad.

The exterior lighting reinforces the character and personality of this resort, with a carefully crafted palette of lighting effects that serve to compliment the linear design forms and materiality.  This is achieved through the placement of neatly integrated and unobtrusive lighting effects, with a lit intensity balanced with the contextual surroundings, buildings and terraced landscape.  To the guest, a feeling of intimacy, atmosphere and high-end luxury is experienced through which the lighting plays an important role.

Developer: Paradox Group
Architect: AALTO
Landscape Architect: AC&T Paysages & Territoires
Interior Design: Léonie Alma Mason
Photography: Courtesy of the Maslina Resort