Hotel Helios


44°32'3'' N
14°27'6'' E
Čikat bay

Hotel Helios is a contemporary, high end comprehensive spa&health resort embedded into the rich greenery of the protected park forest of Čikat Bay in Mali Lošinj.
The concept recognizes natural qualities and cultural potential of the location. A holistic approach to the synergic circular relationship of five basic elements of nature and transformations of life energy (wood, fire, earth, metal, and water) served as inspiration for connecting all segments of the resort with the environment. The concept of the natural cycle of life generated the idea of a circle, which resulted in the circular floor plan - giving the hotel the ideal holistic form.

The radial footprint provides all accommodation units with a beautiful forest view, allowing all guests direct communication with nature as well as securing their privacy. The idea of relaxation and immersion in the landscape is reflected through the materials used for the project (stone, wood, glass). Particular attention was given to the valorization of natural light. All applied colors were inspired by nature and local vegetation. 

The interior design is permeated with principles of harmony thus optimizing the relationship between space and the people who inhabit it. Each content unit has a specific vibration contained in the perception and feel of the atmosphere that prevails in it. Cedar wood panels, differently processed stone surfaces and sepia shades applied in the wellness area create an atmosphere of relaxation. In restaurants, black wood, light colored bricks, brass and finely structured textiles give a sense of wellbeing and pleasure. Light stone, oak wood parquets, woven carpets and linen curtains create an air of intimacy. At the same time, careful selection of materials secures individuality and differentiation in each unit. However, there are no „better” or „worse“ rooms or views - all units were treated equally.

In addition to the architecture and nature, artistic interventions and artworks subtly shape the resort spaces and present an added value to its offer. Emphasis was put on creating an individual experience for each guest.

Fact Sheet

Project name

Hotel Helios

project number







2015 - 2015


Croatia, Lošinj, Čikat bay

Site area

58184 m²


23660 m²


12171 m²


13.55 m




Jadranka hoteli

Project Team

Saša Begović, Marko Dabrović, Tatjana Grozdanić Begović, Silvije Novak, Kristina Marković, Nevena Kuzmanić, Nives Krsnik Rister, Leon Lazaneo, Iva Peručić, Deša Ucović, Maja Milojević, Maša Milovac

Project team collaborators

Tomislav Soldo, Krunoslav Szoersen, Jan Ružić, Branimir Turčić, Zorislav Petrić

Visualizations - exterior

Boris Goreta

Visualizations - interior

Jan Ružić, Branimir Turčić

Mechanical Installations

Termotehnika Paun - Vladimir Paun

Fire safety

Inspekting - Maksim Carević

Energy concept

AKFZ studio - Mateo Biluš

Artistic concept

Davor Sanvincenti

Landscape design concept

Kreativni Krajobrazi - Kaja Šprljan Bušić, Ines Hrdalo

Lighting concept

Ortoforma - Ninoslav Kušter


Tin Jakopec


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