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Regent Hotels and Resorts has been appointed to operate the first hotel to be built as part of the Porto Montenegro marina destination in the on the Adriatic coast in Montenegro, which is due to open in 2014. Te property, located in the

village of Porto Montenegro, will have 34 guestrooms and 46 serviced residences, has been designed by ReardonSmith Architects in keeping with the style of houses along the Adriatic coastline. Located on the Boka water-

Te resort is surrounded by natural beaches Te 34-bedroom boutique hotel has been designed by ReardonSmith

front with the Venice Square Basin adjacent to it, the new hotel is to incorporate the Regent Spa with indoor swimming pool and the Regent Yacht Club. Although the design has yet to be finalised, the spa area will span approximately 660sq m (7,104sq ſt) and will have at least two or three treatment rooms on site. Additional treatment areas are also planned off-site. Work has already started on-site, with Pisano

Atelier behind the interior design of the hotel. Te construction of the property also coincides with an expansion of the marina.

ReardonSmith Architects associate direc-

tor Ross Blunt said: “Te four years since we began to masterplan Porto Montenegro, trans- forming a decommissioned naval base into a world-class destination, have been engrossing and enormously rewarding. Seeing our vision become a busy and vibrant marina town is tre- mendously exciting.” • To read an article by Terry Stevens on

the potential for spa development in Montenegro, see Spa Business 4 2010, p.68 (

US$2.4bn Revel resort to preview in the US

Revel, a new USD2.4bn (€1.8bn GBP1.5bn) resort development with more than 1,800 guest rooms in Atlantic City, New Jersey, US, is to hold an eight-week preview com- mencing on 2 April. Te 47-storey beachfront

destination covers 6.3 million sq ſt (585,289sq m) overlook- ing the Atlantic Ocean and will comprise a 31,000sq ſt (2,880sq m) spa area among its facilities. Te development is owned

– and will be operated – by Revel Entertainment Group, a private company headed by chief executive Kevin Desanctis. Housed in an iconic glass tower, the expe-

Te 47-storey, futuristic beachfront hotel overlooks the Atlantic Ocean

riences at the resort will include Revelry – located 61ft (19m) above sea level and boasting a 700-seat performance space and a 150,000sq ſt (13,935sq m) casino. Meawhile, Te Lobby at 114ſt (35m) above

sea level features nearly 2 acres (0.8-hectares) of outdoor space and will be anchored by the


SkyGarden and the InOut Pool. A “progres- sive” timetable of openings is planned for the preview, which will allow visitors to experi- ence seven of the 14 restaurants from a number of acclaimed chefs. A Revel spokesperson said: “Revel faces the

ocean, choosing a graceful glass facade that reflects the waves, literally and figuratively.” Details:

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Caribbean resort unveils conservation initiative

Eco Serendib Villa and Spa on the island of St John, US Virgin Islands, has launched a new conservation programme to protect local beaches from erosion. Te recently-opened resort is working

with Friends of the Virgin Islands National Park on the scheme, which will see indige- nous trees and shrubs reintroduced to the area. Eco Serendib Villa and Spa already incorporates a range of environmentally- friendly measures such as energy-efficient appliances and rainwater harvesting in order to offer “eco-friendly luxury”. Among the resort’s facilities is a

full-service spa offering treatments either in-room or in an outdoor canopy. Te spa also includes a far infra-red sauna and a relaxation area.

June relaunch for London’s Café Royal hotel and spa

London’s historic Café Royal will reopen in June as a member of Te Set, a newly- unveiled hotel collection established by Alfred and Georgi Akirov, following an extensive renovation. David Chipperfield Architects and

Donald Insall Associates have overseen a comprehensive faceliſt of the Regent Street property, which has been carried out over the last three years. Among the new additions to the

159-bedroom hotel is the 800sq m (8,611sq ſt) Akasha Holistic Wellbeing Centre day spa, which spans two floors and has its own dedicated entrance from Piccadilly Circus. A 19m indoor swimming pool will be at the heart of the lower floor of the well- being facility, with five treatment rooms also included – three of which will fea- ture whirlpools. Te lower floor will also offer a wet room; hammams; a dry sauna; a watsu pool; and a yoga studio.

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