The eagerly awaited second Chedi in Europe opens in Luštica Bay, Montenegro
The opening marks Chedi's second foray into Europe
The stunning location of Luštica Bay, positioned along the Luštica peninsula at the entrance of Montenegro's Bay of Kotor, is soon to be the new home of a luxury 5-star accommodation called the ‘Chedi Residences’. Set along the waterfront with superb views of the bay, marina and emerald-hued Adriatic Sea, it’s set to bring a slice of laid-back luxury to Montenegro.
Opening this July, the hotel marks the Chedi brand’s second European site – its first in Andermatt in Switzerland – and features condominiums including 55 rooms, four suites, and one penthouse for sale, making it one of the largest luxury hotels in the area. Access to private beach, indoor and outdoor pools and sundeck are also offered as well as direct access to the serene promenade and marina.
“We are tremendously excited to be launching the first hotel at Luštica Bay, Montenegro’s largest fully integrated resort development on the Luštica peninsula,” Marc de Ruijter, general manager at The Chedi Luštica Bay said. “We are looking forward to indulging guests with our meticulous service in incomparable elegant surroundings with a refined, yet relaxed traditional coastal ambiance. Chedi hotels have been created as tranquil settings where on their journeys, travellers rediscover the peace of solitude and stillness amidst environs of beauty – and we couldn’t think of a more apt location than Luštica Bay for guests to have the legendary Chedi experience!”
Making use of materials that accent the pristine coastal location, the simple decor was inspired by a modern interpretation of the vernacular architecture, taking advantage of the beautiful surrounding views and scenery. In the way of dining, there are two on-site restaurants that use fresh, local produce. Marina restaurant, ‘The Spot’ will offer an enviable al fresco setting on the promenade, serving up a fine selection of Asian inspired snacks and light meals, while at ‘The Restaurant’ there’s a lobby bar offering cocktails and afternoon tea.
The beautifully atmospheric town of nearby Kotor is renowned as one of the oldest ancient fort towns in Montenegro, surrounded by fortifications built during the Venetian period. With its myriad of museums, churches, gastronomic squares and Venetian palaces, it's no wonder The Old City of Kotor – built between the 12th and 14th century – attracts tourists in their droves. Alternatively, just six miles east of Budva, lies world-class Sveti Stefan, a favourite with the celebrity set today and historically too – stars including actresses Dame Elizabeth Taylor and Sophia Loren even visted.