Regent to Open Luxury Hotel in Montenegro in 2014 - Superyacht Marina Village of Shops, Residences and Restaurants to Feature New Waterfront Hotel
Regent Hotels & Resorts announces the signing of an agreement with Adriatic Marinas d.o.o to manage the Regent Porto Montenegro. The luxury, waterfront hotel is scheduled to open in (May) 2014, and will further evidence Regent’s strategy to offer bespoke communities to visitors. Originally an Austro-Hungarian naval base, Porto Montenegro has become an illustrious destination for tourists, yacht owners and celebrities.
“The Regent Porto Montenegro will fulfil the Regent precepts of simple, elegant design and intuitive service,” said Steven Pan, Chairman of Regent Hotels & Resorts. “This bespoke, hotel will be part of a community unto itself, one that offers the best in service,
relaxation and entertainment.”
Located directly in Porto Montenegro marina in the Bay of Kotor, the 80-room hotel will offer thirty-five guestrooms and forty-five suites with interiors designed by Pisano Atelier. London-based ReardonSmith Architects, the recent recipients of four European Hotel Design Awards, are designing the hotel exterior in a Renaissance Venetian style, complete with a terracotta roof, inspired by Venetian aesthetics and drawing on the countless Italianate palazzi around the Bay.
The Regent Porto Montenegro will feature a ground-floor café and brasserie, fine dining restaurant and cigar lounge, meeting facilities, a signature Regent Spa and two spectacular swimming pools. A central atrium with expansive views of the sea and surrounding mountains will lead to a tranquil water garden connected to a private island for exclusive events and dining.
While guests at the Regent Porto Montenegro will be able to enjoy the luxury amenities at the hotel, they will also have full access to Porto Montenegro. The world-class marina features 184 boat berths, a lively village centre with casual cafes, fine-dining restaurants and upscale retail stores offering both local and international designer brands. Village amenities include a day spa, hair salon, yacht club and nautical museum. In the next few years, Adriatic Marinas d.o.o also plans to double its berth capacity from 185 to 370, redevelop a superyacht maintenance and refit facility in conjunction with ASY Bijela just 5km away in the Bay of Kotor, and add a premium casino to its offering.
“We are delighted to engage in this hotel development within such a diverse and lavish destination. Regent will be bringing its own storied history into this culturally rich
location,” said Ralf Ohletz, President of Regent Hotels & Resorts. “Montenegro will be
one of the fastest growing travel and tourism economies over the next ten years and we are pleased that Regent will be part of this development. The Regent Porto Montenegro will have something for every visitor, from restaurants to shopping to water activities; and as such, ensures that our guests will be part of the bespoke Regent experience.”
With 62 miles of coastline, the Bay of Kotor, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is the largest natural harbour in the eastern Mediterranean. The bay is surrounded by beautiful Italian architecture, a reminder of the area’s 400 years under Venetian rule. Situated only minutes from Tivat International Airport, Regent Porto Montenegro is perfect for travellers who, upon arrival, want to quickly escape and be surrounded by natural beauty of the bay and glacial landscapes of Montenegro.
Regent turns its focus to Europe amidst brand-wide recognition. All five of Regent’s managed hotels are included in Conde Nast Traveler’s 2011 Reader’s Choice Awards, a ranking of the top hotels and resorts in the world as chosen independently by readers of this luxury travel magazine. This is the first time ever a global hotel company has its entire portfolio of managed hotels included in this prestigious ranking.
Regent is a global luxury hospitality brand encompassing hotels, resorts, residences and cruises. In 2010, the Regent brand was acquired by Formosa International Hotels Corporation (FIH), based in Taipei. Regent Hotels & Resorts currently operates hotels in Beijing, Taipei, Singapore, Berlin, Zagreb and Turks and Caicos, with hotels and resorts under development in Bali, Phuket, Kuala Lumpur, Doha and Abu Dhabi. Florida-based Regent Seven Seas Cruises operates an award-winning fleet of medium-sized luxury cruise ships that visit over 300 ports worldwide. In 2011, all Regent managed hotels were selected in Condé Nast Traveler’s Readers Choice awards for the best luxury hotels in the world, being the first international luxury hotel group to achieve this recognition. For more information, visit www.regenthotels.com.
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