Kerzner International Holdings Limited, a leading international entrepreneur and resort, casinos and luxury hotels operator in various destinations which operates through their branch offices, entered into a contract with Triangle Investment and Development Limited, for the construction and management of the new One&Only resort in Kumbor, Montenegro in the Bay of Tivat. The company Triangle is a representative of a state oil company of Azerbaijan (SOCAR) which was selected by the Government of Montenegro at a public tender as the best bidder for this developmental multi-purpose project.
“Presence of such a serious investor such as SOCAR in Montenegro and operator such as One&Only for the first time in Europe makes me as a Minister in charge of the areas of tourism, planning, immovables and environment really satisfied, since this proves that the concept of sustainable development, that Montenegro has committed to in its strategic documents, which results with the obvious interest of the best ones to come, invest and work in Montenegro – is getting from day to day a new and fuller meaning and is becoming functional in real life,” Branimir Gvozdenović, Minister of Sustainable Development and Tourism said. “Projects as this one mean a lot to Montenegro because they bring world standards, new jobs and new quality, and at the same time extend the season with a rich tourist offer, organization of events and the like.”
With about 150 luxury rooms and villas, prestigious One&Only residential component and marina made in line with international standards, tennis academy, spa centre, restaurants and retail shops are expected to attract visitors from all over the world. With a remarkable strategic position at the narrowest part of the entrance to the Tivat Bay, the project which covers the area of 60 acres will have an enviable position between the sea and the mountains with the view of 1.2 km of untouched Adriatic coast. This is going to be the first One&Only resort in Europe which is less than an hour far from the International airport in Dubrovnik.
“Montenegro is a perfect location for the first One&Only experience in Europe. This site is extraordinary and I am convinced that the resort will be well accepted by our numerous loyal One&Only guests but also by our new guests,” Sol Kerzner, President of Krzner International said. “I am excited about this project and I am thrilled to see this new resort of international reputation designed and managed.”
There is a fantastic view from Tivat Bay of the Adriatic Sea, which will impact the design of the public and private areas within the resort. In accordance with its reputation of the brand, One&Only Montenegro will have various international cuisines but also regional specialties will be served in restaurants which will be supervised by chefs with international reputation. Within the resort there will also be the One&Only Health Spa – the area for relaxation and enjoyment which will cherish through the ancient Mediterranean tradition and holistic practice connected with modern spa therapies cultural heritage of the region. Apart from that, conference rooms and areas suitable for organizing different kinds of events will be available for various gatherings, business meetings or for personal needs.
“We are very excited about this new investment and its projected contribution to the permanent growth of infrastructure and economy in the region” – Gafar Gubanov, member of the Executive Board of the Triangle Group said. “One&Only resorts can be found in the most beautiful parts of the world and this location in Montenegro is one of them.”
As all other resorts from the collection One&Only Montenegro will also put emphasis on privacy while cherishing the “feeling of place” through the use of materials which mirror the natural elements of Montenegro. Its rich history will be reflected throughout the whole resort with emphasized natural juxstaposition of elements from the mountains covered with snow to undiscovered lakes and untouched sea coast. As it is the case with all other One&Only resorts this one will also contain innovative programs for families, including the famous KidsOnly and OneTribe club for children from 8 / 12 years old (tweens). Guests will also have access to unique sports and entertainment contents in the very resort.
“Since such a big number of guests already enjoy One&Only resorts worldwide, it was totally logical to make our next resort in Europe,” said Alan Leibman, Executive Director of Kerzner International. “I am really excited that we have found a partner in Triangle for the development of this extraordinary area and I know that our guests from all over the world will be looking forward to discovering it. Montenegro is a perfect place for us where we can create a very special and new One&Only “playground” for the most influential people and those who have traveled the world. I am convinced that One&Only Montenegro will set new standards for experience for the guests not only in our brand but also in the whole industry.”
Resort One&Only is designed to be a symbol of excellence. Accommodation in some of the most beautiful locations in world, which are at the same time awards winners, offer guests a recognizable style and character which is in accordance with local culture, genuine hospitality and vivid energy that cannot be compared with anything else. These seven facilities include the spectacular One&Only Reethi Rah on Maldives; One&Only Le Saint Géran at Mauritius; One&Only Royal Mirage in Dubai; One&Only Ocean Club at Bahamas; One&Only Plamilla in Los Cabos, Mexico; One&Only Cape Town in South Africa and One&Only Palma in Dubai. One&Only has also announced building a resort in Sanya, China.