This hotel was largely destroyed in the Yugoslav civil war of 1991. Its rehabilitation makes use of the sinuous structural frame built into the cliff and overlooking the Adriatic. It meets contemporary standards for a 5 star hotel with additional facilities including a spa, health centre, restaurants and conference halls accessible by locals as well as visitors. The sea facing and rear facade, which looks towards the historic Old Town, are faced in glass and stone. The other two elevations are treated as ‘green walls’ with year-round ivy growth on a light steel framework. The 315 rooms have glass partitions, further establishing a dialogue with the site.
In the Aga Khan Award for Architecture, the architects of projects enrolled through the nomination programme receive an Award documentation package which describes the standardised presentation requirements. In addition to submitting photographs, slides, and architectural drawings, architects are asked to complete a detailed questionnaire pertaining to use, cost, environmental and climatic factors, construction materials, building schedule, and, more importantly, design concepts and each project's significance within its own context. These project presentation documents include the architect's record and the aforementioned submission documents.