Kerzner International Holdings Limited has entered into an agreement with Triangle Investment and Development Limited, to develop and operate a new One&Only resort in Kumbor, Montenegro overlooking Tivat Bay.
“As the Minister responsible for tourism, urban planning, real estate and the environment, I am extremely gratified to have One&Only for the first time in Europe in Montenegro. This proves that the sustainable development concept that Montenegro has committed to is becoming a reality,” said Branimir Gvozdenovic, Minister of Sustainable Development and Tourism.
With approximately 150 luxurious guest rooms and villas, the One&Only will also house a world-class Marina, tennis academy,, dining and retail outlets. The property is expected to attract travellers from around the world and is expected to be ready in 2018.
Strategically located at the most narrow part of the entrance to Tivat Bay, the 60-acre project will command an enviable position between mountain (Montenegro translates to ‘Black Mountain’) and sea and will overlook 1.2 km of pristine Adriatic Sea coastline.
This will be the brand’s first resort in Europe and is located less than an hour from Dubrovnik International Airport.
“Montenegro is a perfect location for the first One&Only experience in Europe. The location is remarkable and I am very confident the resort will be well received by our many loyal guests and new guests alike,” says Sol Kerzner, Chairman, Kerzner International. “I am excited about this project and looking forward to designing and managing this new world-class resort.”
The property in Montenegro will offer a variety of world-class cuisines
showcasing regional specialties in restaurants overseen by internationally-acclaimed chefs. The resort will also house a spa, utilising ancient Mediterranean traditions and holistic practices fused with modern spa therapies
“We are excited about this new development and its expected contribution to the continued growth of the infrastructure and economy of the region,” commented Gafar Gurbanov, Executive Board Member, Triangle Group. “One&Only Resorts are found in the most beautiful locales in the world and this location in Montenegro is just that.”
Like all the resorts within the collection the European destination will place an emphasis on privacy while evoking a ‘sense of place,’ using materials that showcase the natural elements of Montenegro. 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 coastline. As with all One&Only properties, this resort will also boast innovative programming for families, including the celebrated KidsOnly and OneTribe club for ‘tweens’. Guests will also have access to a host of sporting and entertainment facilities on-site.
“With so many guests from Europe already experiencing One&Only resorts worldwide, it made perfect sense for our next resort to be in Europe,” says Alan Leibman, CEO, Kerzner International. “I am thrilled we were able to partner with Triangle to develop this amazing area and know our guests from all over the world will be anxious to discover it. Montenegro is the perfect place for us to create an extraordinary new ‘playground’ for the most influential and well-travelled people around the globe. I know One&Only Montenegro will set a new level of guest experience not only for our brand, but for the industry.”
Set in some of the most beautiful locations in the world including Mauritius, each award-winning resort offers guests a distinctive style and personality borne of its local culture, a genuine hospitality and a lively energy.