History and its location demand much from a rebooted Hotel Zlatorog

To be at the very end, neglected, and alone through no fault of your own has to be the ultimate insult to injury when an inadvertent, but preventable, fall from grace has brought about such a sad demise. This though has been the fate of Bohinj's Hotel Zlatorog, once one of the most famous establishments…

Enforced pause in tourism enables Bohinj to reaffirm its commitment to soft, sustainable tourism

It is now over 20 years since I first visited Slovenia's Lake Bohinj, but until recent times changes to the area's preeminent hotel stock had been painfully, glacially slow, if that is to say that the inexorable decline of many of its most famous tourist accommodation has only in recent times started to be arrested.…

Bohinj’s Ski Hotel Vogel: An important example of Yugoslav Architecture to be preserved, or swept away?

Without the high-profile visitors of yesteryear Bohinj's Ski Hotel Vogel is rarely mentioned, other than to group it with other failing or derelict tourist accommodation,  in the same breath as its iconic counterparts the Zlatorog and Bellevue. I doubt President Tito and his peers from the Non-Aligned Movement and various otherwise ostracised Communist regimes would…

Bohinj: Hotel Zlatorog takes its first steps into a new era

It has now been several years since I first wrote on the plight befalling many of the Bohinj region's foremost accommodation providers, and how their descent from icons of yesteryear to sweated assets by apathetic owners finally bottomed out into closed down dereliction and decay. One of the many articles I authored about this collective…