Opened earlier this year, the One&Only Portonovi, Montenegro integrates the touch of the world-renowned architect throughout a design and concept inspired by the beauty of Montenegro’s natural elements.

Jean-Michel Gathy Innovates Iconic One&Only Resort in Montenegro
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Opened earlier this year, the One&Only Portonovi, Montenegro integrates the touch of the world-renowned architect throughout a design and concept inspired by the beauty of Montenegro’s natural elements.

Designed by famous architect Jean-Michel Gathy and his team from Denniston International Architects, One&Only Portonovi is located at the entrance of Boka Bay, one of the most stunning bays in Montenegro, where guests can journey between the many secluded beaches and ancient towns that have preserved their original architecture and charm with the resort’s own private boat. 

Taking cues from the culture, history and geography of the destination, the hotel has been designed to incorporate the grand façades, majestic colonnades, and gabled terracotta rooftops, symbolic of Montenegrin architecture. Interiors are elegantly styled, inspired by the baroque palazzos of Kotor, and the nearby Venetian-built port of Perast.

The hotel has a dramatic entry with stunning dimensions and with lofty, oversized pendant lamps for the reception and bar. Its colour scheme has oranges, reds and golds meeting blues, with an Ottoman spa flanked by columns and arches and a swimming pool designed within a structure inspired by the shape of Montenegran churches.

Inspired by cerulean seas and emerald valleys, terracotta rooftops and crisp silver mountainsides, the 113 guestrooms and suites, as well as and 10 luxury One & Only private homes, perfectly reflect and amplify the beauty of Boka Bay. With an inventive design inspired by the breathtaking views and rich heritage, each room affords utmost seclusion and the perfect balance of indoor-outdoor living, featuring a foyer and a balcony or terrace.

Image: Courtesy of One&Only Resorts, One&Only Portonovi in Montenegro

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