LOŠINJ HOTELS & VILLAS PROUD TO WELCOME CROATIA’S FIRST FEMALE BUTLERS TO TEAM

Hospitality group sponsors pair of talented local trailblazers through International Butler School

29 July 2019: Boutique hospitality group Lošinj Hotels & Villas has proudly welcomed Croatia’s first ever female butlers to its dedicated front-of-house team, after sponsoring two pioneering local women through the award-winning International Butler Academy (TIBA) in the Netherlands. Hailing from the town of Mali Lošinj, Roberta Alviž and Matea Vrtodušić recently completed the intensive 10-week training programme and are now delivering an exemplary bespoke service experience to guests at Villa Hortensia and Villa Augusta respectively. Lošinj Hotels & Villas’ consummate team of butlers has also been bolstered by two male fellow graduates.

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52 percent of Lošinj Hotels & Villas’ 1184 employees are female, many in key senior positions including the general managers at three of its five hotels and the heads of both the Spa & Health and Sales & Marketing departments. Committed to human resources investment and the continuing education and professional development of its staff, Lošinj Hotels & Villas recognised Roberta and Matea’s outstanding potential in previous roles and selected them for sponsorship, covering their TIBA course fees and travel expenses in full. The long-established hospitality group was delighted to have the opportunity to help two women from the small island of Lošinj to develop their talents and achieve their dream of becoming Croatia’s first female butlers.

Lošinj Hotels & Villas’ luxury collection includes the five-star Hotel Bellevue and Boutique Hotel Alhambra and three five-star villas, Villa Augusta, Villa Mirasol and Villa Hortensia.  Each of the three villas is attended by its own consummate team of staff, including a dedicated house manager; personal concierge; private chef; and professional TIBA-qualified butler, providing an impeccable experience tailor-made to surpass guests’ desires.

Exclusive villa rental starts from €37,142 per week at Villa Augusta (approx. GBP2,290 per adult, based on 14 adults sharing six Augusta Suites and one Deluxe Room), including seven nights’ accommodation; daily breakfast; non-alcoholic mini bar and in-room tea and coffee making facilities; use of the indoor seawater pool, Finnish sauna, Mediterranean bath and Fitness & Relax zone; and concierge service.

 Exclusive villa rental prices start from €61,100 per week at Villa Hortensia (approx. GBP2,636 per adult, based on 20 adults sharing 10 ensuite bedrooms); and €137,900 per week at Villa Mirasol (approx. GBP7,437 per adult, based on 16 adults sharing five ensuite bedrooms and one three-bedroom apartment), including seven nights’ accommodation; full board including non-alcoholic beverages; welcome drink; butler service and private chef; laundry service; 24-hour security; and private transfers from/to Lošinj Airport.

 All prices shown are inclusive of VAT, and exclusive of residence tax (approx. GBP1 per person per day). Additional services including gala celebrations, drinks packages, tailor-made luxury tours; private air transfers to/from nearby international airports; spa treatments and boat rental available on request at an additional charge. For reservations and further information visit www.losinj-hotels.com, email: booking@losinj-hotels.com or call tel: +385 51 661 101.

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Notes to editors:

A relatively undiscovered jewel to the north of Croatia, the intimate Adriatic island Lošinj – ‘island of vitality’ - is famed for its rich nature; counting more than 1200 aromatic and healing herbs, more than 2600 hours of sunshine every year and the cleanest seas. At the end of 19th century, Lošinj was recognized as a ‘healing location’ due to its unique microclimate. Set in the idyllic Čikat Bay and dotted amongst the pine forests, Lošinj Hotels & Villas boasts two five star hotels (Hotel Bellevue and Boutique Hotel Alhambra) and three five star villas (Villa Augusta, Villa Mirasol and Villa Hortensia) – ideal for luxurious getaways, active breaks, family holidays and more. Passing through a comprehensive renovation in 2014 and an upgrade of Bellevue Spa Clinic in 2018, the group’s wellness resort Hotel Bellevue offers fully integrated health programmes, extensive spa facilities and beauty treatments by world-famous French podiatrist Bastien Gonzalez, 45 Degrees, Forlle'd Japan, Pharmos Natur and Valmont facials.

 Lošinj can be reached by private plane or luxury car transfer from many European airports (namely Ljubljana, Pula, and Zagreb). Silver Air offers seasonal direct scheduled flights to Lošinj, from Venice, Zagreb and Lugano. www.silverairtravels.com

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