Leading hospitality design-firm, WATG, has completed the design of the Regent Pool Club Residences in Porto Montenegro, Montenegro, one of the world’s most idyllic yachting communities. The residences comprises 62 luxury apartments, each with a landscaped terrace, unobstructed sea and mountain views and access to residents-only pool deck.
Taking design inspiration from the 400-year Venetian history of Boka Bay, part of the building design echoes historic aspects of Montenegrin architecture. There is also a strong influence from the glamour of international waterfront destinations, such as Miami Beach’s Art Deco district, that have been paid homage to in the building’s design. Blending clean horizontal lines with traditional red pantile roofs, the building also incorporates classical motifs, locally sourced stone and proportions that echo Montenegro’s rich history. The new properties also pay tribute to the area’s naval heritage and the sleek silhouettes of the luxury yachts in Porto Montenegro thanks to their streamlined design.
Large internal atria and fully glazed external walls in the living areas allow brilliant sunlight to flood into the residences. A multitude of corner residences benefit from spectacular dual aspect views of Kotor Bay and the marina, while deep terraces allow residents to enjoy outdoor living during the warm summer months.
On the pool deck, a tiered infinity pool takes centre stage, accentuated by palm trees, and surrounded by lush native plantings, echoing Montenegro’s natural beauty. Residents can enjoy a separate 25-metre lap pool, tranquil plunge pools, floating terraces and windows that carefully frame spectacular panoramic views over the glistening sea. Residents will also have access to a fitness and wellness centre, fantastic restaurants, a bridge link to the Regent Hotel and proximity to all local amenities on offer, including boutique shops, restaurants and bars.
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WATG’s new master plan for the entire Porto Montenegro property defines a long-term vision for a super yacht destination. The plan is strategically aligned to position Porto Montenegro as the premier home port as well as the seasonal hub of the Adriatic.
“Critical to a great resort design is the guest experience. As a design team, we have considered the use of residences by the end user throughout the seasonal cycle. Clearly Porto Montenegro is an urban resort set within a fabulous marina, however the residents pool deck provides an unexpected, exclusive and joyful alternative from the lively waterfront scene.” Jeremy Heyes, Senior Vice President, WATG
WATG’s design provides a counterbalance to the historic atmosphere and charming character of Kotor, one of the world’s most beautiful UNESCO protected heritage sites, as well as the unspoiled Montenegrin landscape, creating an authentic and contemporary addition to the region.