Tara’s Lodge :« The Mediterranean as it should be »

“The interior and exterior are impeccable and every detail has been thought through without anything feeling posh. It’s simply sleek and smart. And the views are stunning”. – 2016 guest

“The idea to build such a property came initially because we were unable to find adequate lodging for us and our friends when we travelled to the area. This presented an incredible opportunity to develop what is undoubtedly the most beautiful coast in Europe”. – 
Owners of Tara’s Lodge

Tara’s Lodge opened its doors in July 2015 to satisfy an increasing demand for superior quality holiday lodging on the island of Korcula, Croatia. Built on the water’s edge and made up of a contemporary group of six small buildings, the complex offers its 40 guests a private beach and an outdoor pool and a sea side restaurant with unobstructed bay views.

The owners had purchased the plot of land with the intention of building a boutique hotel which would offer lodging, service and food to a standard that was unavailable on the island.

The Brief:

Development of concept, design and planning.
Permits and administrative tasks to satisfy local planning requirements.
Selection of construction outfit and construction supervision.
Development and implementation of a complete marketing and sales program.
HR requirements and hires.
Training of all staff.
Launch of the hotel.

The Results:

Development and construction time: 2.5 years
Launch: 2016
First year of operations in numbers:
Number of resident nights: 2,600
Number of guests: 752
Average length of stay: 3 days
Average nightly rate: € 302.00
OTA % of sales: 17%
Revenu % to OTAs: 6.57%
Occupancy rate (June through September average): 55%

“Creating a comfortable and welcoming atmosphere while keeping a minimalistic design helped emphasize the extraordinary beauty of the location without any distraction. Integrating all the necessary creature comforts and technology to achieve this balance was consistently on my mind while designing the space”. – Jane Bell Bandack, Designer