Unparalleled Swissôtel Comfort & Design Now Available in Montenegro

Montenegro, like Georgia, is a country of the sea and mountains, wine and authentic hospitality, rich culture and history. It’s a country of proud people striving for freedom!

Indeed, one can find many similarities between Georgia and Montenegro. But this is not the only reason to visit this wonderful country which will soon become a member of the European Union!

Tourism is booming in Montenegro, proving it one of the most attractive tourist destinations in the Adriatic region, in the country of the museum of nature, boasting five national parks of rare beauty, breathtaking views of numerous lakes, and fine mountains, colorful culture and the rich variety of local cuisine.

Montenegro has much to offer its visitors, including an azure Adriatic landscape, wild nature and more importantly, rich cultural heritage, found in its historical cities of Kotor, Budva, and Perast amongst others.

From year to year, more and more tourists are choosing to visit Montenegro, which, in recent years, logically followed the increased interest of investors in the local hospitality sector and international hotel brands wishing to meet the demand with the highest quality tourism infrastructure.

If Montenegro is a museum of nature, then Kotor is a museum of nature, history and culture, all together. The old city is protected by UNESCO can impress visitors day and night with the spirit of its ancient dwellers still to be felt while walking the narrow streets of the old town and when touching the walls of old churches such as St. Luka’ Church of the 12th century, the Romanesque cathedral of St. Tryphon from 1116, the town clock tower from 1602 and a 15th century church, part of the city’s amazing defensive wall, seen from almost every angle of the Kotor Bay.

There are strict rules to preserve the style of the old architecture and historical landscape, making the introduction of world class brands like Swissôtel both a challenge and more interesting as the final product must be tailored to the authentic nature and cultural heritage of Kotor Bay.

Hexagon Investments new lifestyle residence and hotel project by Swissôtel in Kotor features 175 private residences available for sale, as well as a 137-room 5-star hotel, unique for many reasons.

Firstly, there are no more large areas of land available in the Kotor Bay, making this tremendous, first ever brand project in Kotor, including 175 residential units and a 137-room 5-star hotel by Swissôtel, totally unique.

Secondly, the Swissôtel concept envisages it being ecofriendly, with the majority of the territory kept as a green area with its uneatable healthy air within a unique local climate. Residents and guests of the Swissôtel Residences will be able to enjoy sports and leisure activities in a 15,000 m2 forest zone.

Third is the ecosystem, built with technology that keeps damage to nature to a minimum. The stones and the construction technology are such that there is no waste of electricity on air conditioning in summer or for heating in winter. The Residences are designed in harmony with the historical architectural style of Kotor, and the buildings’ façade will be developed using local natural materials, especially stones, to preserve the spirit and the colors of the old town.

Fourth is a location of Swissôtel Residences as it is only 3 km from the Old Town, 9 km from Tivat airport, and just a 1-hour drive from Podgorica airport. The location of the Swissôtel Residences will also make it a center of one-day tours from the famous Dubrovnik resort for those who wish to discover the Adriatic coast of Montenegro and the scenic Kotor Bay.

And finally, the quality of hotel infrastructure and the service provided at Swissôtel is a guarantor of the safe and healthy living of the owners and their guests on the property. Swissôtel Residences will combine the outstanding natural beauty of Kotor Bay with the unparalleled Swissôtel comfort and design. Swissôtel Residences will incorporate the very spirit of Swiss hospitality, presenting its guests with all the privileges necessary to enjoy each day of their stay. The ‘Life is a journey; live well!’ philosophy behind Swissôtel invites everybody to start a new life where every day is cherished.

The hotel guests and residence owners will enjoy access to a 250-meter private beach as well as facilities offered at the Owners’ Lounge that can be used for all kinds of celebrations and events. The Residents will also be able to enjoy the full range of optional and al a carte Swissôtel luxury services provided by the Hotel, including in-residence dining, catering, private transportation, laundry and housekeeping services, usage of a state-of-the-art fitness and SPA-center, valet and concierge services, and much more.

Residence owners will have the option to participate in a Rental Program operated by Swissôtel, enabling Purchasers to let their property while not using it. Residence owners will also enjoy VIP status at the resort, including preferred pricing at the hotel’s restaurants and bars, as well as being eligible for exclusive benefits and privileges at more than 4000 AccorHotel properties worldwide.

Residence Owners, as property investors, will also get added value by receiving a temporary residence permit in Montenegro, expected to become an EU member by 2025.

Construction works for the Swissôtel Residences are to start in July of 2018, and the project will launch in 2020.

Georgia Institutes Visa Free Regime with Montenegro

Citizens of Georgia can now travel to Montenegro without a visa. Georgians will be able to stay in Montenegro for up to 90 days in any 180-day period. Montenegrins will also now be able to visit Georgia without a visa. Georgians, who have standard biometric passports, can now travel visa-free to 57 countries worldwide, including the European Union.

“Montenegro fully supports Georgia’s territorial integrity and sovereignty and its Euro-Atlantic aspirations,” it said in a statement made June 12 at the joint press-conference of Montenegro Foreign Minister Srdjan Darmanovic and Georgia’s Vice-Premier and Foreign Minister, Mikheil Janelidze.

“Montenegro is a full-fledged member of the Alliance and we support NATO's open-door policy, including full support for Euro-Atlantic aspirations of our aspirant countries, including Georgia,” Srdjan Darmanovic stated.

According to Janelidze, at the face-to-face meeting, the sides discussed important issues of bilateral and multilateral relations between Georgia and Montenegro.

Janelidze thanked Montenegro for establishing a visa-free regime for Georgian citizens.

“I am convinced that this mutual visa-free regime, which exists between the two countries, will contribute to the development of the tourism direction and will not only increase tourist flows, but will also increase investments in Georgia from Montenegro and vice versa," said the Minister.

30 July 2018 18:33