One&Only’s hotly anticipated One&Only Portonovi in Montenegro will begin to welcome guests on 1 May 2021. The ultra-luxury resort will be One&Only’s first in Europe and is set to become the most fashionable destination on the Adriatic. This ultimate resort will include Chenot Espace - a first-of-its-kind wellness concept for guests looking to lead a more active, healthy and balanced life, as well as Sabia by Giorgio Locatelli - one of the finest Italian chefs in the world.
One&Only Portonovi sits at the entrance of the wild and beautiful Boka Bay, a sheltered idyll on Montenegro’s Adriatic coast, surrounded by spectacular mountains. The nautical playground is adjacent to the UNESCO World Heritage site of Kotor and a 238-berth superyacht marina and helipad. Portonovi is designed on an impressive scale to reflect the architectural style of the old Venetian palaces of the region including grand facades, majestic colonnades, signature red terracotta roofs, gardens and an extraordinary array of indoor and outdoor pools. A private sandy beach will rival the finest of the Mediterranean.
At the centre of the resort is Chenot Espace, offering pioneering treatments scientifically designed to enhance guests’ vitality and optimum health. The culinary experience, led by executive chef Nancy Kinchela, includes refined Italian dishes with a focus on wellness from Giorgio Locatelli at Sabia, Asian fusion dining at Tapasake and farm-to-table fresh Montenegrin cuisine. Tapasake Club will be the energetic soul of the resort, where guests can lounge by the pool and experience the atmosphere building during the day, culminating in performances by legendary DJs.
“The opening of One&Only Portonovi is a milestone in our history, as we continue to expand our ultra-luxury portfolio into new destinations around the world. We are thrilled to introduce the One&Only experience to Europe, in response to demand from our loyal guests,” commented Brett Armitage, Chief Commercial Officer, Kerzner International. “One&Only Portonovi will set the precedent for a new level of luxury in the region, with unrivalled service, spectacular accommodation and incredible guest experiences, set between enchanting mountains and the beautiful Adriatic coastline. We are particularly excited about our exclusive partnership with Henri Chenot, which will revolutionise the resort wellbeing experience, offering 360-degree wellness programmes for our guests. And for those looking to be part of the One&Only lifestyle, we are thrilled to introduce Private Homes for guests who wish to make this stylish resort their home.”
All One&Only Portonovi’s elegant guest rooms, suites and villas will be positioned for guests to enjoy magnificent views of the surrounding marina, bay and mountains, with various interconnecting options and clusters for groups and families seeking flexible space. The spacious 113 guest rooms will feature sleek, modern fireplaces for cooler nights, expansive bathrooms the same size as the bedrooms with space to recline and lounge, as well as large floor-to-ceiling windows and terraces for guests to relax against the backdrop of the mountain and bay views.
One&Only Portonovi’s Suite One is a one-bedroom presidential suite with a private wine cellar which guests can choose to stock with their personal selection of 268 bottles of wine from Europe and the region, an outdoor dining area seating up to twelve people with sublime views of the mountains and bay, indoor and outdoor fireplaces and a separate butler entrance.
The resort will offer two secluded expansive villas; the three-bedroom Villa One (463m² interior and 1,750m² outdoor space) and two-bedroom Villa Two (218m² interior and 930m² outdoor space). Each villa is set in its own fragrant garden with an outdoor shower and private pool, as well as a hydrotherapy pool with six massage stations, and incredible sunset views over the Adriatic Sea, all paired with exceptional service from a dedicated team of butlers, chefs and valets.
Cuisine and Mixology
One&Only Portonovi is set to become the dining destination on the Adriatic coast with a variety of distinctive, world-class culinary experiences. Sabia by Giorgio Locatelli, the Michelin-star chef’s first restaurant in the region, will serve Riviera-style Southern Italian cuisine with a focus on fresh seafood and vegetables and a Raw Bar offering organic crudo and fresh mozzarella. Tapasake Club will be a relaxed yet vibrant pool club serving contemporary pan-Asian, tapas-style fusion cuisine, with its own sake bar and regular DJ sets. La Veranda will champion locally sourced ingredients and Montenegrin-inspired cooking styles, with an open kitchen and live cooking stations. Located in the Lobby, Caminetti Bar will welcome guests with expansive views over the terrace, gardens and sea, providing an extensive beverage list – ideal for an aperitif or post dinner cocktail - as well as afternoon tea and modern bites. Finally, a selection of bespoke in-room dining experiences will also be available 24 hours a day.
Wellness in partnership with Chenot
Following an exclusive global partnership with leading health and wellness expert brand Chenot, One&Only Portonovi will be the first One&Only resort to offer Chenot Espace, a transformative journey of detoxing and resetting the body based on the renowned and established Chenot Method®. Chenot’s pioneering approach to wellness combines the latest scientific advances with the best in Chinese and traditional medicines. Chenot Espace at One&Only Portonovi will enable guests to understand what is aging their body and how to set new pathways to positively improve performance and wellbeing resulting in increased vitality. Following an initial stage of consultation and advanced diagnostic tests by medical professionals, guests will receive a bespoke programme, involving nutritional consultations, detox menus, fitness schedules, targeted spa treatments, stress relieving activities and more. Programme options will include Advanced and Fundamental Detoxes (six days/seven nights) for deep purification of the body, as well as shorter options for guests looking for a blend of wellness and relaxation such as three-day Detox or Fitness Programmes, a four-day De-stress and Re-charge, and a two-day Weekend Spa Package. Guests will also be offered individual Chenot Espace treatments curated by the expert practitioners.
A selection of guest rooms and suites are located directly above the spa, offering privacy and easy access for those taking part in more intensive or longer treatment programmes. Chenot Espace will include hydrotherapy and cryotherapy facilities, sauna, steam room, indoor pool and relaxation areas. In addition, the year-round destination resort will also offer an Oriental Hamman, a hair salon and the men’s grooming salon, Barber&Blade.
One&Only Portonovi is a nautical playground waiting to be discovered. Guests can cruise the dramatic Adriatic coastline by yacht or speedboat, or learn to dive or sail through the clear, calm waters. World-Heritage sites, abandoned fortresses and hidden beaches can all be explored, such as 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 enjoy a variety of activities and scenery within just one day.
A number of activities will be available across the resort for guests of all ages, including KidsOnly and OneTribe for children and teenagers. A Tennis Club with two floodlit courts will provide the finest facilities for tennis enthusiasts of all levels, while a state-of-the-art Fitness Centre will offer private one-on-one training sessions, as well as movement and exercise classes and the latest Technogym™ equipment. Alternatively, guests can take advantage of a number of running routes through extraordinary landscapes, with scheduled guided sessions taking place every week. For guests seeking a mindful exercise, the resort will offer yoga classes surrounded by the magnificent vistas of Boka Bay.
Beautiful pools will be sprinkled throughout the resort, including a family pool, the dynamic Tapasake Club pool, temperate pools, an indoor spa pool, and private pools for villas and guestroom clusters. The private and secluded sandy beach overlooking the bay will feature One&Only signature experiences, as well as refreshing drinks and cocktails, and beach-side, casual dining to be enjoyed in the tranquil and laid-back surroundings.
One&Only Private Homes will offer access to their own sandy beach and jetty, individual pools and private, internal Venetian courtyards. Three and four-bedroom options will be available to purchase for guests that wish to call One&Only Portonovi home.
Situated on the west side of Montenegro, Portonovi is an easy drive from Dubrovnik (one hour), Tivat (50 minutes), and Podgorica (two and a half hours) airports, all of which are served by a variety of airlines, and well equipped to handle private jets. One&Only Portonovi will begin welcoming guests in May 2021.