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Cyntia Vučaj

In 2014, hotel and restaurant Villa Ariston came into the hands of the Barbić family. First, the establishment was beautifully renovated. Then, owner Mark Barbić, a Milan-based entrepreneur with Croatian roots, joined forces with hotel director Cyntia Vučaj. Being extremely skilled, Cyntia is exactly what you’d expect from someone who knows how to manage a family business: discreet, friendly, and guest-oriented. In 2017, Cynthia became a member of JRE Croatia as Jeune Restaurateur. With owner Barbić and director Vučaj running the hotel, it’s no wonder that Villa Ariston evolved into a high-end gourmet address so quickly.

Villa Ariston

Opatija, Croatia
JRE Jeunes Restaurateurs

Situated on Croatia’s idyllic Kvarner Gulf in the Adriatic Sea, lies Villa Ariston. The building is one of the most charming villas on the Opatija Riviera and houses a restaurant and lovely boutique hotel. Since the hotel restaurant is perched on the waterfront, you have direct access to the eleven kilometers long promenade from here. Managed by hotel director and Jeunes Restaurateur Cyntia Vučaj, restaurant Villa Ariston beautifully combines the spirit of old times with modernity and first-class service. Here, you can enjoy a beautiful blend of traditional and contemporary cuisine, in which seasonal and local ingredients play a starring role. Expect innovative gastronomy, refined domestic wines, and a complimentary vista of the coastline and azure sea.

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