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Sun Gardens Dubrovnik is a 22 – hectare resort on the beautiful Adriatic coast. The resort is located in Orašac, 11 kilometres from the UNESCO World Heritage city of Dubrovnik. It features a 201 room five star hotel and 207 fully – appointed residences. It is also an opportunity for buyers to purchase waterfront 5 star resort real estate in Croatia on a freehold basis – the only of its kind in the region.

Resort facilities include private beach, three pools, a world-class spa, sports centre, conference facilities, a variety of restaurants and bars featuring local and international cuisine and retail shopping area.

Sun Gardens Dubrovnik is a part of The Leading Hotels of the World (Leading Hotels), a prestigious collection of independent luxury hotels. Rooted in the locations in which they are found, member hotels embody the very essence of their destination. Through varied styles of architecture and design and distinct cultural experiences enhanced by passionate people, the collection is for the curious traveller looking for their next discovery.

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Management Group

iO Management was originally set up by London-based Jupiter Fund Management plc, one of the UK’s leading private and institutional investment companies. We’ve been managing Croatian resort real estate since 2006, specialising in designing and managing five-star luxury resorts.

Our vision is to manage luxury resort properties in Croatia which offer an authentic Adriatic experience coupled with the highest levels of service. iO Management has assembled a renowned executive team with experience in the design and management of leading five-star luxury hotels and resorts across the world.

It is this combination of professional expertise and genuine commitment to the country that makes us, and our performance, unique.

Architecture

Medic and Pero Puljiz combined to create one of the most architecturally dramatic hotels at Sun Gardens. The vision for the resort was to create a warm and personal atmosphere within the hotel but capture the expansive views of the Adriatic Sea and Elafite Islands.

In 1995, Branimir won first prize in the Prix de Rome, and together with Pero Puljiz he founded the Medic + Puljiz architecture bureau, which was affiliated with de Architekten Cie. In 1999, they received an honourable mention for their design for the Contemporary Art Museum in Zagreb and in 2003 they won the international competition for the Cultural and Administrative Complex in Montreal, Canada. Their work ranges from housing projects to large offices, and mixed-use projects such as the Menzis headquarters in Groningen and the Mahler 4 residential tower in Amsterdam's Zuidas development.

Interior Design

The interior concept design was inspired by the internationally renowned firm of Hirsch Bedner Associates whose portfolio includes luxury resorts such as Aphrodite Hills in Cyprus, Castel Monastero in Tuscany, and the Four Seasons Resort in the Seychelles.

An industry leader since 1964, Hirsch Bedner Associates reputation has been built on anticipating the ever increasing demands of today's sophisticated traveller.

Awards

2017
- TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice® Top 25 Luxury Hotels in Croatia
- Green Key Award

2016
- Best Venue for Car Launch - SEEbtm Awards 2016
- Luxury Spa of the Year - The Luxury Travel Guide Awards
- Tripadvisor 2016 Certificate of Excellence
- Best Family Hotel (Europe), Bronze - The Junior Design Awards 2016
- Best Luxury Resort Spa in Croatia - World Luxury Spa Award 2016
- Green Key Award

2015
- 5* award in the Residential Development in Croatia - International Property Awards
- 5* award in the Leisure Development in Croatia - International Property Awards
- TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice® Top 25 Luxury Hotels in Croatia
- TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice® Top 25 hotels in Croatia
- Best Luxury Spa Hotel in Croatia
- Green Key Award

2014
- TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice® Top 25 Luxury Hotels in Croatia
- TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice® Top 25 hotels in Croatia
- Best Luxury Hotel Spa - World Luxury Spa Awards
- TripAdvisor 2014 Certificate of Excellence
- Worldwide Superior Award
- Green Key Award

2013
- Best Luxury Coastal Resort in Europe –World Luxury Hotels Award 2013
- Best Spa Hotel/Resort in Croatia –The Spa Traveller Awards 2013
- TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice® -Top 5 Luxury Hotels/Resorts in Croatia 2013
- TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice®-Top 10 Hotels in Croatia 2013
- Expedia’sInsider Select –Top Hotels in the World 2013
- Best Developer Europe -Overseas Property Professional 2013
- Green Key Award

2012
- Best Beach Resort in Europe –World Luxury Hotels Award 2012
- Best Resort in Croatia -International Hotel Awards 2012
- Best Global Developer -Overseas Property Professional 2012
- Best International Spa –The Spa Traveller Awards 2012

2011
- Best Developer Europe -Overseas Property Professional 2011
- Best International Spa –The Spa Traveller Awards 2011

2010
- TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice® 2010 –Top 5 Spa Resorts in the World