The first hotel in this glamorous new marina destination, whose original masterplan was also created by ReardonSmith, is Regent’s second property in Europe and its seventh worldwide.
Designed with a style inspired by the exquisite houses that grace the region’s beautiful Adriatic coastline, the building’s architecture also responds to the classical manner of the grand palazzos of the Italian lakes.
While the hotel’s scale and style is imposing amongst its smaller neighbours, the relationship with them is also clear. All the buildings are clad in Montenegrin stone and render and are topped with terracotta roof tiles; the arched colonnade that wraps around the hotel is typical in the region and provides shaded areas in the summer months as well as protection during the rainy season.
Patrick Reardon, executive chairman of ReardonSmith Architects, says: “We are delighted to see the opening of Regent Porto Montenegro, the newest achievement in our seven years-to-date programme to transform what was once a decommissioned naval base into what it is today – not only a spectacular yachting enclave but also a thriving, working town.
“It has been particularly rewarding since this is our first completed project involving both the architecture and landscape teams at ReardonSmith.”