LOŠINJ HOTELS & VILLAS DEBUTS POP-UP ART GALLERY FROM 28 SEPTEMBER - 5 OCTOBER

Hotel Bellevue’s Art & Beauty Showcase Welcomes Local and International Artists

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16 September 2019:  Lošinj Hotels & Villas is delighted to announce an enriching new celebration of art and beauty with an exclusive pop-up exhibition at the five-star Hotel Bellevue, realised in collaboration with leading Croatian gallerists and curators Josip Konta Art Studio, Galerija Libar Gallery and Patrizio Contemporary Gallery.  From 28 September to 5 October 2019, guests at the award-winning hotel can experience the rejuvenating Art & Beauty package which complements exclusive access to a curated collection by renowned contemporary artists including pop-art icon Andy Warhol and a visit to one of the world’s best-preserved ancient Greek statues with art-inspired treatments at the world-class Bellevue Spa Clinic.

Launching on Saturday 28 September with an opening reception, the gallery will remain open daily from 10:00 to 18:00 for one week and offers guests the opportunity to meet with gallerist Goran Margeta and international art dealer and historian Dr. Marco Antonio Patrizio. The pop-up exhibition is the collaboration between academic sculptor and painter Josip Konta, one of the most prominent names of the contemporary Croatian art scene with a rich artistic oeuvre consisting of oil paintings, pastels and bronze sculptures; Croatian art gallery Galerija Libar and art advisor and collector Dr Marco Antonio Patrizio. Guests can preview works from international and Croatian artists Julie Knifer, Getulio Alviani, Piero Gilardi, Arnaldo Pomodoro, Bernard Aubertin, Giorgio de Chirico, Andy Warhol, Edo Murtic, Ivan Picelj, and many more names.

Alongside the exhibition, the hotel’s award-winning Bellevue Spa Clinic will feature a special menu of pampering treatments inspired by famous artworks from around the world, including the Mona Lisa, a hydrating and refreshing facial treatment; David’s Diva, a body remodelling treatment to help with water retention; Michelangelo II Divino, a divine back, neck and shoulder massage and Apoxyomenos’ feet, a revitalising foot scrub and massage. Guests will also be able to enjoy additional exclusive beauty and wellness benefits, from free ‘Body Art’ group HITT sessions and morning yoga classes to discounts on stand-up paddle boarding and kayak tours of Čikat Bay.  Exclusively available for the exhibition, guests can also enjoy free eyebrow lifting when booking an Ultherapy treatment with the Spa’s highly trained MD Dermatologist.

Recent years have seen the island of Lošinj flourish as a contemporary cultural destination, thanks in large part to the opening of one of Croatia’s most talked-about attractions, the Museum of Apoxyomenos. The museum is devoted to the treasured bronze of Apoxyomenos - one of the world’s best preserved ancient Greek statues, which was found on the seabed off the shore of Lošinj in 1996 - all presented in an electrifying, state-of-the-art style.  

The breathtaking Hotel Bellevue is set within the dense pine forests surrounding Čikat Bay on the idyllic island of Croatian island of Lošinj. After comprehensive renovations in 2014, the hotel boasts 206 impeccably designed suits and rooms. The elegant Spa Clinic with a private garden, equipped relax and fitness zones, and indoor and outdoor swimming pools presents a new generation of spa services created in alignment with physicians, nutrition experts and kinesiologists.

The two-night Art & Beauty package starts from EUR396.18 per person in Superior Atrium accommodation, and includes daily breakfast; entrance to the exhibition; a 45-minute Mona Lisa facial; a 50-minute David’s Diva body remodelling; a 30-45 minute Apoxyomenos’ Feet, scrub and massage; a 30-minute Michelangelo II Divino, back, neck and shoulder massage; and tickets for the Museum of Apoxyomenos. Price based on two sharing.

For reservations and further information visit www.losinj-hotels.com/en/hotels-and-villas/hotel-bellevue/offers/art-and-beauty/, email: bellevue@losinj-hotels.com or call tel: +385 51 661 101.

Lošinj Hotels & Villas’ luxury portfolio also includes the five-star Boutique Hotel Alhambra and three five-star villas, Villa Augusta, Villa Mirasol and Villa Hortensia.  All are ideal for indulgent getaways, active breaks and family holidays.

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

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