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Hello!
Due to my research of historic hotels of Slovenia, I would be most grateful for your candidates. Beside still existing and operating hotels, I will also examine and demolished or hotels that have been converted to some other function during history. There criteria is following:
I: hotel must be built untill the 1930 s
II: luxurious establishment, prominent position in the moment of its inauguration
Current listing covers:
- Grand Hotel Union Ljubljana
- Grand Hotel Rogaska Slatina
- Hotel Palace Portoroz
Thank you for your help and suggestinos!
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Box021, in your first post you were also asking about the Grand Hotel Union in Ljubljana, here you find the detailed information and some photos, old and new:
http://www.gh-union.si/executive/index.php

THE STORY OF THE GRAND HOTEL UNION

As early as 1905, while setting up the modern urban image of Ljubljana after the great earthquake, they built one of the biggest, finest and most modern in southeastern Europe, i.e. south of Prague and Vienna – the Grand Hotel Union. It had 87 rooms, a modern restaurant, a café, a large concert hall (today's Union hall), a bowling alley and several salons for ceremonies. The hotel also had an elevator, central heating and telephone, which was rare for that time.

Upon its opening, the Slovene magazine “Slovenski narod” wrote: “The Hotel Union is the first great city hotel in Ljubljana. Not even Graz or Trieste has a hotel like this, not to mention other cities like Ljubljana.” The hotel was built in an unbelievable 18 months and the opening ceremony lasted for 7 days.

The Grand Hotel Union was built according to the blueprints of a Czech architect, Josip Vancaš, a HYPERLINK "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Connoisseur" \o "Connoisseur" connoisseur of the Viennese architectural trends. He emphasised the exterior of the three-floor Secession building with decorative elements and added vivaciousness with the rounded and domed corner tower, which is still the southern entrance to the building – more precisely, the café. As well as the exterior, the architect provided lavish interior decoration, which has mostly been preserved.

In over a century of existence, the Grand Hotel Union was an important co-creator of the political and social life in the capital and in the wider Ljubljana region. The hotel constantly strives to act as a socially responsible company by supporting various actions, humanitarian organisations and individuals. Considerable emphasis is placed on energy saving and care for the environment. The Grand Hotel Union's reputation stems from tradition, reliability and high-quality service.


(Source: http://gh-union.si/executive/index.php/about_hotel/the_story)







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Kateri je pa najstarejši hotel pri nas?
Nekje imam v spominu, da naj bi bil to ljubljanski Union, celo drugi najstarejši hotel na Balkanu. Ampak ne dam roke v ogenj, da to drži...
 

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Smo smo, Union je pa mlajši, glede na to, da je popotresna zgradba. Je pa možno če je bil že pred potresom ustanovljen. Stric gugl najde samo hotel Evropa v Celju, kot drugi najstarejši hotel. Nikjer pa ni 1. najstarejšega hotela.
 

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Union zagotovo ne, je pa verjetno ljubljanski hotel Slon najstarejši. Staro hotelsko poslopje - danes stoji tam novo iz 1937 - je bilo zgrajeno med 1856-1858.
 

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Najstarejši hotel v v Sloveniji je Grand Hotel Toplice na Bledu. Hotel je bil ustanovljen leta 1850 kot Hotel Luisenbad. Leta 1919 se je hotel preimenoval v Hotel Toplice.

Drugi najstarejši hotel v Sloveniji pa je Hotel Evropa v Celju, ustanovljen leta 1873.
 
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