Haludovo Palace Hotel
Location: Malinska (Krk Island), Croatia
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.
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