Saturday, 14 August 2021

Aminess Hotels and Korčula Mayor Condemn Incident of Homophobia

ZAGREB, 14 August, 2021 - The Aminess Hotels and Campsites company and Korčula Mayor Nika Silić Maroević on Friday strongly condemned the incident of homophobia that occurred last weekend near the town of Korčula.

"We express our sympathy to the victims, hoping that such incident will not happen again. We distance ourselves from any form of violence and discrimination and find such behaviour unacceptable," the Aminess Hotels and Campsites company said in a press release after an incident in which a group of LGBTIQ friends from several foreign countries were made to leave the Lost in the Renaissance festival.

The company stresses that Aminess Hotels and Campsites are in no way related to the programme or organisation of the festival. Aminess merely provided accommodation for the performers at the festival. Therefore, Aminess is in no way linked to the incident that occurred, and it strongly condemns it.

Korčula Mayor Nika Silić Maroević also condemned the insulting of the foreign guests, and  expressed her sincere regret over the incident.

"The City of Korčula strongly condemns the incident that occurred during the Lost in Renaissance festival at The Boogie Jungle Korčula Club," the mayor wrote in a response to the developments concerning the seven foreign guests that were made to leave the festival.

She also said that the City would resolutely oppose all forms of violence and hate speech, as well as racial, religious and sexual discrimination, in the fight for equality, human dignity and the safety of all its citizens and tourists.

The mayor also stressed that the City of Korčula was not responsible for the events in the club, expressing hope that such incidents will not happen again.

Earlier on Friday, Zagreb Pride, the NGO that promotes the rights of LGBTIQ persons, reported on the incident, citing the victims' report. They claim that security guards forcibly separated them, poured water on them and then drove them out of the venue, pushing them.

The victims reported this case of homophobia to Zagreb Pride, the organisers of the Lost in the Renaissance festival, the management of the Aminess Hotels, as well as the City of Korčula since the festival receives support from the city budget as a cultural event and is sponsored by the local tourist board.

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Wednesday, 24 March 2021

Aminess Opens Hotels and Campsites in Istria and Krk

March 24, 2021 - Good news, as Aminess opens hotels and campsites in Istria and Krk.

Although Croatia’s coastal regions are better known for their summer destinations, clever travelers around the world plan their dream trip during the spring, avoiding the usual crowds and enjoying the fantastic weather at the same time.

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Aminess Maestral Hotel in Novigrad, Istria (Photo: Aminess Hotels & Campsites)

The arrival of spring is ideal for getting to know the natural beauties of Istria and Kvarner. Enjoying sunny days, with excellent gastronomy, and staying in nature, is a guarantee of perfect spring vacation. As Turističke Priče reports, tourist company Aminess Hotels & Campsites has announced the opening of its facilities in Novigrad in Istria and on the island of Krk.

The Aminess Maestral Hotel in Novigrad will be the first to open its doors on March 26, while the nearby Aminess Sirena campsite will open on April 1. Aminess Atea Camping Resort and Aminess Gaia Green Villas in Njivice on the island of Krk will welcome their first guests this year, also on April 1.

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Aminess Gaia Green Villas in Njivice on the island of Krk (Photo: Aminess Hotels & Campsites)

This Easter, Aminess Hotels & Campsites will present a unique gourmet offer, which will be further enriched with the award-winning Aminess olive oil Vergal for all lovers of Istrian delicacies. With its traditional hospitality, modern accommodation, and a rich offer of additional facilities, Aminess will provide all its guests with a pleasant spring break.

‘‘Since the priority is the safety of our visitors, we are proud that Aminess Hotels & Campsites have been awarded the Safe stay in Croatia label, which confirms our investments in all segments of the satisfaction of all our guests. We will do our best to make these holidays a fond memory for all of us’’, said Mladen Knežević, Sales and Marketing Director at Aminess Hotels & Campsites.

Opening for another tourist season, with motivated employees who will strive to provide each guest with an unforgettable experience, Aminess Hotels and Campsites, as in all previous years, awaits their first visitors in a festive atmosphere with a warm welcome and traditional hospitality.

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Friday, 16 August 2019

Aminess Paying Employees 500 Kuna Bonus for Successful Tourist Season So Far

August 16, 2019 - Aminess Hotels & Campsites will pay its employees a bonus of 500 kuna for successfully completing the first part of the tourist season, reports Goran Rihelj of HRTurizam.

The bonus, which will be paid in August with the July paycheck, will be awarded to all employees hired by July 15, 2019, including part-time and full-time employees, and students.

The Aminess hotels and camps in Novigrad, Orebić, and Korčula, employ 650 people in the peak season. 

“The company has one of the highest payroll bases for tourism, and with incentives and benefits increasing year after year, accommodation, and hot meals, we are continuously investing in improving the conditions of all employees and offer numerous career advancement opportunities. Regardless of their employment status, everyone is provided with a wide range of training and advanced training programs, such as communication and team leadership skills, foreign languages and presentation and IT skills,” Aminess points out.

Aminess also launched the Aminess Gourmet Lab project this year, which, under the leadership of Chef David Skoko, aims to educate young chefs, waiters, bartenders and other members of the Aminess gourmet team. Also, with the aim of improving work and relationships with guests within the company, the Aminesss Idea project has been launched, which gives employees the opportunity to express their opinions and give their suggestions in order to achieve even better results together. Employees with the best ideas for their contribution earn a cash prize.

In order to provide even better quality accommodation to employees coming from other parts of Croatia and the region, the company has started constructing the first hotel for employees in Novigrad, which will spread over 2,500 square meters.

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The hotel will have a reception, a shared kitchen with a dining area, parking, and an enclosed bicycle storage room, while most of the rooms will have double beds with a private bathroom, French balcony or terrace, modern furniture and a TV, as well as a heating and cooling system. In addition to free Wi-Fi, employees will also have a shared lounge area, as well as specially equipped laundry, drying and ironing facilities.

The hotel, with all the prerequisites for participating in the commercial market, will be ready for the 2020 season.

The high level of quality of working conditions in Aminess is also evidenced by the fact that a majority of seasonal employees return to the company year after year, but also thanks to the Employer Partner Certificate, which has been awarded by SELECTIO to Aminess since 2017. 

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Sunday, 12 May 2019

Taste of Croatia: Aminess Offering Guests Exclusively Domestic Products

Aminess Hotels & Camps has launched a project titled "Taste of Croatia", aiming to offer guests a unique gastronomic experience with exclusively domestic products from selected regional producers and family farms, which can be enjoyed at their hotels and camps, reports HRTurizam on May 11, 2019. 

The idea came from the Aminess Gourmet Lab project, led by chef David Scott, whose aim is to educate young chefs, waiters, bartenders and other members of the Aminess Gourmet team. With this concept of promoting Croatia's original products, Aminess offers its guests the best Croatian gastronomic experience possible. 

It is essentially the essence of tourism, as guests want to try something new and different; they want to taste something authentic. Croatia, with its incredible diversity and authenticity, can and must position itself in that segment. This offer also creates a healthy and sustainable system, stimulates the local economy, and is based on quality through fresh, homemade foods.

Aminess has imagined the new project so that the domestic products of OPGs will be included on the menus, and members of the Aminess gourmet team will also present the food and beverage offer to guests.

Thus, guests of Aminess hotels and camps will have the opportunity to get acquainted with Croatian gastronomy through three segments of the offer - Croatia in a bottle, Croatia on a plate and Croatia on a shelf.

'Croatia in the bottle' represents the drink offering, from indigenous wine varieties, rakija and spirits to wild and cultivated ingredients from intact nature. Next is 'Croatia on a plate', offering a taste of the regions in which the Mediterranean intertwines with the continent. Olive oil, delicious fish and shellfish, prosciutto and cheese, truffles and national specialties made from local ingredients are just some of the gastronomic delicacies on the menu. The Aminess Maravea Camping Resort also has a bakery that combines the segment of 'Croatia on a shelf'. Products such as golden grains, floral honey, marmalades of locally sourced fruit and dairy products from cows and sheep fed on nearby farms are all well rounded off with food items from local OPGs.

Currently, through the morning and evening meals at the buffet tables of the Aminess Maestral hotel, the Taste of Croatia offer includes the producers of Agro Klaster with products from Vukovar-Srijem County, Histris with homemade Istrian meat dishes without gluten, soy and lactose, fishing cooperative Istra with specialties made from freshly caught fish from the Adriatic Sea, and OPG Orbanić with a family tradition of preparing cheeses and milk delicacies made with milk from Istrian pastures.

Soon this offer will be introduced in other Aminess hotels, and in the summer months, the offer will be extended to fresh fruits and vegetables. 

A wonderful way to connect the ‘Blue and Green’ Croatia, bravo to Aminess for making the first concrete step in supporting Croatia’s local industry. 

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Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Sustainable Hotels in Croatia: Aminess Hotels & Campsites

Continuing our look at the sustainable hotels in Croatia, today we bring you Aminess Hotels & Campsites, located throughout Istria and Dalmatia.

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