Design is the word in this trendy boutique hotel in the same building as the Branimir Center, a bustling little shopping mall. Everything is intended to soothe or inspire—from the bedspreads and pillowcases, which picture the faces of luminaries like Verdi, Kafka, Frida Kahlo, and Einstein, to the soft, synthetic leather armchairs and "mobile tables," and the deep-blue carpeting showing a map of the world (Zagreb highlighted by a red dot). And it's all compliments of
Austrian artist, designer, and architect Harald Schreiber. In the Executive rooms (a small supplement to the standard), you get free newspapers, slippers, bathrobes, and chocolates. The equally stylish restaurant is probably the only place in town where you can get such fare as freshly seared Adriatic Cajun tuna with wasabi dressing and green salad.