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Hilton Podgorica Crna Gora

Hilton unveils first hotel in Montenegro – Hilton Podgorica

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Hilton has announced the official opening of Hilton Podgorica Crna Gora, marking Hilton’s debut in Montenegro. Hilton Podgorica Crna Gora offers 180 spacious and modern guest rooms, including 23 suites. The hotel’s Presidential Suite boasts a panoramic lounge overlooking the city.

Guest and locals can enjoy a variety of food and beverage options on-property, including:

– Sky Bar: located on the 8th floor, an indoor and outdoor bar offering spectacular views over the entire city.
– Restaurant Crna Gora: the hotel’s signature restaurant offering a la carte and buffet-style international and local specialties, located on the lobby level.
– Terrace Fontana: a destination for the local community, the relaxed space offers original local specialties along with homemade ice creams and cakes, all with sweeping views of the fountain.
– The Bar and Cigar Club: offering a rich choice of international cigars within the hotel’s lobby level bar, along with comfortable furniture and a wide beverage list.

To cater to meetings and events, including weddings, the hotel also offers one of Podgorica’s largest meeting space, with five meeting and conference rooms, all with natural daylight, along with the pillar-free, 425-square-metre Crystal Ballroom, which can accommodate up to 435 guests in theatre style.

Located on the Ground, Mezzanine and first floors, Hilton Podgorica Crna Gora also offers one of the largest spas in the city featuring a Finnish sauna, Bio sauna and steam bath. Designed in accordance with the latest fitness trends, Doclea Spa includes an indoor pool, experience showers offering visual, sound, temperature and aromatic effects and VIP massage rooms spread over 1,300 square metres.

Jean-Michel Gathy

Project Spotlight: Jean-Michel Gathy and One&Only

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Jean-Michel Gathy, the pioneering Principal Designer at Denniston Architects, is continuing to bring his awe-inspiring design and architectural innovations to One&Only Resorts with some exciting developments in the pipeline for 2017 and beyond.

Jean-Michel Gathy, the world-renowned architect has been tasked to design the first One&Only resort in China, One&Only Sanya, and also their inaugural resort in Europe, One&Only Portonovi in Montenegro, as well as enhancing and developing his iconic design of One&Only Reethi Rah in the Maldives.

One&Only Sanya, China
Scheduled to open in 2017 on the island of Hainan, One&Only Sanya will command enviable views of azure waters from over 380 metres of private coastline and over 11 hectares of coconut palms set amidst dramatic water gardens throughout the resort. The vision of the resort will reflect the local culture of the region bringing a sense of destination both indoors and out, enhanced by his inspired contemporary twists and ideal for the traveller seeking ultimate luxury. Red will be a prominent colour throughout the resort, in homage to the Chinese sentiment for the colour, with playful touches such as a red lacquered piano. The interior design throughout the resort will be lively and animated with an evident art deco theme in the bar and Chinese restaurant.

Jean-Michel Gathy, the pioneering Principal Designer at Denniston Architects, is continuing to bring his awe-inspiring design to One&Only

The resort will feature 190 luxurious guest rooms, suites and villas, to be situated either within the main Manor House or Mansions, as well as a varied collection of restaurants, bars and private dining spaces. “My role is to serve the market and I have considered this in all aspects of the design of One&Only Sanya,” Jean-Michel Gathy commented.

One&Only Portonovi, Montenegro
Scheduled to open in 2018, the resort will be located at the entrance to Boka Bay, boasting stunning views over the Adriatic Sea and will offer approximately 120 luxurious guest rooms, suites and villas over 58 acres, a prestigious residential component, a world class Marina, dining and retail options, as well as an exclusive spa in partnership with Henri Chenot. Gathy and the team from Denniston International Architects are responsible for the architecture and interiors, as well as the design of the exterior spaces surrounding the resort. Jean-Michel was tasked with keeping three words in mind – luxury, space and privacy to ensure ultimate luxury is provided to guests. The country’s rich history will be reflected throughout the resort by highlighting the natural juxtaposition of elements from snow-capped mountains to undiscovered lakes and pristine coastlines.

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One&Only Reethi Rah, Maldives
Surrounded by the crystal blue waters of the Indian Ocean, set on one of the largest islands in North Malé Atoll, Jean-Michel Gathy was tasked with having Reethi Rah live up to its namesake, ‘Beautiful Island’ in Dhivehi in 2005. Gathy and his team are responsible for the resort’s enhancements that are currently taking place, and ensuring the changes are in line with One&Only’s over-riding philosophies. Jean-Michel Gathy will once again bring his iconic design skills to the resort, as the enhancements include soft renovations to the resort’s villas and facilities.

Jean-Michel Gathy, the pioneering Principal Designer at Denniston Architects, is continuing to bring his awe-inspiring design to One&Only

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Portonovi, Montenegro

First properties at Portonovi, Montenegro launch for purchase

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The hotly anticipated, exclusive first properties at Portonovi, Montenegro – the Adriatic’s newest luxury lifestyle destination – have been released for purchase this week (14th July).

The €650 million luxury development at Portonovi, set to make Montenegro the next destination for the discerning global traveller, is being built on the secluded shores of Montenegro’s picturesque Boka Bay, with the first phase due to open in the second half of 2017.

The sophisticated properties will sit on a narrow and exclusive part of the bay, affording spectacular views from the properties and the perfect location for superyachts to explore 300 kilometres of stunning fjord-like coastline as well as quick access to the Adriatic. The 26 hectare resort will comprise of 290 properties from luxurious, spacious town houses and apartments set in the heart of its Mediterranean-style village, to stylish villas in its landscaped gardens, to sleek penthouse apartments and sky villas with infinity pools overlooking the marina.

Portonovi, Montenegro
Property owners at Portonovi are being offered a selection of layout options by renowned architects, Harper Downie and CallisonRTKL. In addition Harrods Interiors has completed an entirely bespoke interior design scheme for the show apartments in Portonovi’s Lower Village. Portonovi’s discerning clients will be able to select elements, from furniture to wall coverings, or the whole scheme and the highly reputed and exclusive Harrods Interiors will dress their new Montenegrin home.

The 113 properties being put on sale today consist of 89 properties in the Lower Village and 24 in the Marina Apartments. All will be completed and ready for occupation by residents in the second half of 2017. Ahmet Erentok, Chairman of Azmont Investments, owners of Portonovi, says: “We are creating a destination which will exceed expectations, providing some of today’s most enriching experiences that will become tomorrow’s benchmarks.

Portonovi, Montenegro
“From the high level of pre-registrations we have already received, we have every reason to expect ‎strong sales from the outset, and we look forward to welcoming the first residents to Portonovi next year.”

Portonovi will also be home to Europe’s first One&Only resort, One&Only Portonovi. Opening in 2018, it will feature approximately 140 ultra-luxury guest rooms, suites and villas, the Espace Chenot Health Wellness Spa, restaurants by award-winning chefs and world-renowned boutiques. The Portonovi Marina will feature 220 berths for yachts and superyachts. It will be one of the most naturally protected marinas in the region, and offer excellent access to the Adriatic with the islands off the Dalmatian Coast just a day’s sail away.

Portonovi, Montenegro
A focal point of the Marina will be the members-only Portonovi Yacht Club. Designed for the exclusive use of yacht owners, it is being created by the award-winning British design studio Winch Design.

The development will also include upscale retail options such as designer boutiques from premium international luxury fashion brands.

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Foundations laid for One&Only Portonovi

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The first foundations have been laid for One&Only Portonovi – an integral part of the new luxury lifestyle development being built in Montenegro.

In a ceremony attended by the Prime Minister of Montenegro, other senior government ministers, and senior executives from One&Only Resorts and Portonovi parent company Azmont Investments, construction commenced on Europe’s first One&Only resort.

The luxury resort will be an integral part of Portonovi – a new 60 acre luxury lifestyle development being built on the picturesque shores of the Bay of Boka Kotorska in Montenegro. The first phase of the development is due to be completed in 2017 with One&Only Portonovi planned for opening in 2018. Jean-Michel Gathy and the team from Denniston International Architects are responsible for the architecture and interiors, as well as the design of the exterior spaces surrounding the resort.

One&Only has worked with Jean-Michel Gathy on many projects, most recently One&Only Reethi Rah where he was tasked with keeping three words in mind – luxury, space and privacy to ensure ultimate luxury is provided to guests, and the same will apply for One&Only in Montenegro.

One&Only Portonovi will boast nearly 120 luxurious guest rooms, suites and villas, dining and retail options, and a wellness and vitality centre in partnership with world-renowned wellness brand, Espace Chenot Health Wellness Spa, which will provide guests with an unrivalled destination wellness experience. Redefining luxury in the region, One&Only Portonovi will set a new level of guest experience through the impeccable service and offering, and will showcase the beauty of Montenegro’s natural elements.