One & Only Portonovi Montenegro
One & Only Portonovi
Vojna kasarna bb, Kumbor 85346, Herceg Novi,
One & Only Resorts
Date of Creation
1st July 2020
Hotel General Manager
Michele Giraudo joined One&Only Portonovi from his role as GM of One&Only Le Saint Géran. In this role, he elevated customer satisfaction and led the team to take the resort to greater acclaim. In addition, he also was active in introducing strategic brand partnerships.
Prior to joining One&Only Resorts, Giraudo worked with luxury resort brands throughout Asia and the South Pacific, including Six Senses, Aman and Relais & Châteaux. Giraudo is fluent in English, French, Italian and Spanish.
History & Story
A nautical playground waiting to be discovered, One&Only Portonovi sits at the entrance to Boka Bay, a sheltered idyll on the Adriatic Coastline, next door to the D-Marin Portonovi Marina, ideal for superyachts. Guests can cruise the coastline by yacht, explore the sea depths with diving lessons or learn to sail on the calm waters. World Heritage sites, abandoned fortresses and hidden beaches can all be discovered across the dramatic and spectacular coastline. Guests can explore the impeccably preserved Medieval towns of Perast and Kotor, the fascinating islands of Our Lady of the Rocks and unspoilt National Parks, rich with local culture and folklore. Montenegro’s diverse landscape is compact and easily accessible, and guests can explore a variety of activities and scenery within just one day.
New resort, opening in July 2020
Main Strengths, Special Touch
- The finest resort on the Adriatic
- The new Riviera in the making
- A nautical playground for those who enjoy the finer things in life
What makes One&Only Portonovi special?
- A one of a kind location
- A nautical playground
- The marina & village
- Riviera style dining
- Bedrooms designed for living
- Palatial design
- Private white sand beach
- Poolside living
- Chenot Espace
The first One&Only resort in Europe is sure to captivate with its stunning destination on 1.2 km of Adriatic Sea. Located in the heart of Boka Bay, this 60-acre destination overlooks a dramatic coastline of mountain and sea, while emphasizing a sense of privacy, glamour and chic nautical living.
Key sites/activities in the area
The resort is located in the heart of Boka Bay, with close proximity to the two historic Medieval towns of Perast and Kotor, and the Adriatic Coast, perfect for yacht and speed boat day trips as well as sightseeing. The area of Kotor has been classified as an UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1979, due to its historical and cultural significance.
For the first time in Europe, it was in Montenegro that a car was used to transfer mail (05.07.1903). The Canyon of the River Tara is almost 100 kilometres long and 1.3 kilometre deep canyon. The Tara canyon is the second deepest in the world, just after the famous Colorado river in USA. Because of its pure drinkable water, opulent vegetation and wild life, Tara Canyon is under protection of UNESCO. Also, Montenegro’s rafting tours take place in the Canyon.
In Montenegro, the highest automobile bridge in Europe is built – the Djurdjevic Bridge, 166 meters in height and 366 meters long, connecting the banks of the Tara River.
KidsOnly Club & Tribe
With an activity program crammed full of up-to-the-minute, sporty, creative, educational and hi-tech pursuits, our kid’s clubs will be renowned as the place our young guests want to be, every holiday, every day. Open into the evenings, they offer parents or guardians time-out to enjoy the resort, and give the future One&Only tribe a taste of our unrivalled lifestyle.
- Number of suites: 6 suites
- Number of Luxury rooms: 113
- Number of rooms, (keys) in all: 113
Restaurants & Bars
- Sabia by Giorgio Locatelli
Led by Giorgio Locatelli, Sabia by Giorgio Locatelli will serve refined Italian cuisine, using the freshest of locally sourced and seasonal ingredients. The ultimate Riviera-style restaurant, Sabia is an innovative new dining concept, offering indoor and outdoor dining, with views of the stunning Adriatic coastline and enchanting mountains beyond.
- Tapasake Club:
Including an Asian fusion restaurant and pool club, Tapasake Club will be the vibrant heart of the resort. Tapasake will exemplify modern luxury, yet offer a casual lifestyle on the Mediterranean coast, offering Asian inspired tapas and a combination of Japanese and Spanish sharing dishes with the freshest of seafood and fish.
Tapasake Club will be open to both resort and outside guests with a resident DJ playing soulful tunes
throughout the day to create a relaxed yet vibrant atmosphere and guest DJs playing sunset sessions.
- La Veranda:
La Veranda will offer a relaxed buffet and à la carte menu, influenced by the local Montenegrin cuisine and home cooking styles, all produced to the highest quality.
- Caminetti Bar:
Located in the Lobby, Caminetti Bar will welcome guests with spectacular views over the terrace, gardens, beach and ocean, providing an extensive cocktail list, as well Mediterranean tapas, Afternoon Tea and French pastries. The modern, high-end resident bar, will offer a relaxing environment to meet friends, have a pre or post dinner drink, or while the day away playing mahjong.
The year-round destination resort will offer a Chenot Espace Health and Wellness Spa, in partnership with industry leader Henri Chenot.
The well-established Chenot Espace will be introduced at One&Only Portonovi, a scientific and medical concept where the Chenot Method® plays an essential role for detoxing and resetting the body. The initial stage of consultation and wellness screening by a Chenot-trained specialist, will provide insight into exactly what is aging the body. Guests will be offered bespoke programmes to positively improve performance and appearance at a cellular and emotional level, through tailored nutritional menus, fitness schedules, targeted spa treatments, stress relieving activities, and cosmetic beautification if desired. The new wellbeing experience at One&Only will offer a true 360° approach to wellbeing, with scientifically proven methods at its core.
The Espace Chenot Health and Wellness Spa at One&Only Portonovi includes 27 single treatment rooms plus one double treatment room. Hydrotherapy and Cryotherapy treatment facilities will also be available, with two relaxation areas, steam room, sauna and an indoor pool.
The spa, gym and pool is 4,000m².
Eleven swimming pools include one serene and relaxing family pool, three temperate pools of varying water types and temperatures, a 25-metre indoor spa swimming pool, the dynamic Tapasake Club pool, and five private pools across Villa One, Villa Two and different resort clusters.
The Fitness Centre will offer a professional, multi-dimensional training experience, in an environment designed to be inspirational, dynamic, technologically-advanced and elegant.
Corporate & Celebration Events
Ballroom– 88 (banqueting) / 150 (theatre style)
Two meeting rooms – 10
Extra Notable Features
Two floodlit tennis courts and a number of fitness facilities will also be on offer. There will be a number of running routes that take in the surrounding landscape, with scheduled guided sessions every week.
Hotel and restaurant Awards
Number of employees