Regent Porto Montenegro
What it is
A new 149-room seaworthy hotel fronting megayacht-stocked Boka Bay.
What it isn't
Actually floating. The hotel was designed to feel like the ultimate ocean liner, but it’s on terra firma, thankfully.
What we think
There’s a reason the world’s billionaires flock to Montenegro, and it’s not the ancient monasteries or sun-soaked beaches (though, those are draws). No, it’s the new Porto Montenegro Marina, where 450 berths handily shelter some of the grandest yachts on earth. Regent Porto Montenegro is a prime overlook on the action, with interiors inspired by the Italian Riviera in the Aqua Wing (think playful artworks and blonde woods) and the ocean itself in the Venezia Wing, designed by Tino Zervudachi of Mlinaric, Henry & Zervudachi in Paris. Both are tricked out with Bose sound systems, sumptuous bed linens and chillaxing toiletries from London-based Aromatherapy Associates. Though the hotel has its own outdoor infinity pool decked by lush gardens, in-the-know guests beeline to the Porto Montenegro Yacht Club, where they can see and be seen alongside boldface names in the daybeds lining the 64-meter infinity pool set over the glimmering bay.
You're here because
You want to experience the next “Monaco” in Grace Kelly-worthy splendor, and this hotel would suit the princess to a T, with its fireplace flickering Library Bar and hammam-stocked spa overlooking the Mediterranean.
After a day on the water, you’re famished. So walking into the hotel’s newest restaurant, Murano, is a bit like strolling into edible heaven, and you have an impossible time picking from the menu. Do you want flame grilled, 7-day aged filet mignon with Croatian truffle puree? Scallops and quail egg with pork belly chestnut and rosemary crumbs? Or grilled deer filet in juniper jus? When your first glass of wine hits, you decide: you’ll take them all. What are vacations for, if not this?
They don’t call this The New Riviera for nothing. Set on Boka Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the hotel sits adjacent to outposts of Balenciaga, Fendi and Moncler. Don’t miss hopping a 20-minute boat ride to Dobrec Beach, where Robinson Crusoe reportedly hung out and where, now, hammocks await for your afternoon siesta.
Restaraunts & Bars
Murano Restaurant - Fresh seafood, prepared with locally sourced organic herbs and seasonal produce.
Library Bar - Sophisticated yet intimate setting that features an open fireplace during the winters and a west facing outdoor terrace with stunning sunset views during the summers. Relax and enjoy a selection of Premier Cru and Grand Cru Champagnes, cognacs, and the finest Scotch whiskies. Creative and classical cocktails, regional wines and non-alcoholic beverages are served alongside Mediterranean inspired tapas during sundown sessions. The Library Bar is the perfect venue either for a pre-dinner glass of bubbly or a robust post dinner digestive.