Haludovo Palace Hotel

Location: Malinska (Krk Island), Croatia

Constructed: 1969-1972

Architect: Boris Magaš

Alternative name: Penthouse Adriatic Club

Genre: Modernist, Socialist architecture, abandoned, former Yugoslavia

Bob Guccione, the founder of Penthouse magazine, was one of the major investors in the Haludovo Palace Hotel, hence there was a lot of “glamour” associated with the resort when it opened in the early 1970s. Its abandonment is associated with a combination of factors, including Yugoslavian law that forbad any of its nationals from gambling, the start of the Yugoslav Wars in 1991 (and subsequent influx of refugees), as well as the promises of investment that never materialised. The hotel shut down for good in 2002. More information about the Haludovo Palace Hotel.

Haludovo Palace Hotel (Penthouse Adriatic Club) in Malinska (Krk Island), Croatia | Modernist | Socialist architecture | abandoned | former Yugoslavia

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