JEAN BALLADUR, La grand motte, Départment Hérault, France, 1960-74
The former Motel Miljevina, built in 1973 and abandoned since 1997. Miljevina, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Photo: Stefano Perego.
Villa Andropow, Pärnu, Raine Karp, 1980
Hyatt Regency Dubai, Deira. Frank Kelley, architect, 1980. Photo September 2017 Bauzeitgeist.
Hotel Rodina, Sofia, Bulgaria, built 1979-81. Photos August 2018 Bauzeitgeist.
Lumley Beach hotel. Freetown, Sierra Leone. 2017
One of the agendas of the Yugoslav self-managed socialism was to provide leisure to all Yugoslav workers and citizens, as well as to improve the economy by developing tourist industry for foreigners. Tourist architecture was therefore presented as one of the segments of the exhibition Toward a Concrete Utopia: Architecture in Yugoslavia, 1948-1980 in MoMA.
Hotel Croatia by Slobodan Miličević (1973). | Photo via Calvert Journal
During the 1960s, a number of tourist facilities were built, among them was also Hotel Plat only six kilometers from Dubrovnik Airport. | Photo by Hive Miner
Hotel Plat immediately became a magnet for tourists and therefore built another one named Hotel Ambasador a decade later. The hotel had 302 rooms, each with its own view of the Adriatic Sea.
After Croatia’s independence from Yugoslavia in 1991 Hotel Ambasador was damaged completely.| Photo by Hive Miner
Since the Croatian medieval center of Dubrovnik appeared in the Game of Thrones, it has been overwhelmed by tourists. There are not enough facilities for guests and the city municipality limited the number of daily visitors to 8,000.
Hotel Pelegrin’s architecture drew considerable acclaim in the 1960s new tendencies, defined by creative evolution and a certain detachment from the tradition of modernism.
During the siege of Dubrovnik in 1991 the hotel was destroyed. | Photo via Oris
The Haludovo Hotel on the island Krk. | Photo via Architectur meldungen
Due to constraints on foreign investment in communist Yugoslavia, the Haludovo Hotel was owned by the Rijeka based Brodokomerc company.
Hotel Fjord stands at the very end of Boka Kotorska close to Kotor’s historic center, a UNESCO-protected site in Montenegro.
Hotel Fjord was privatized and closed down in 2005. | Photo via DVARP
The most emphasized feature of the Grand Hotel was the quality of its total design. | Photo Wolfgang Thaler