Accor has signed for its first Pullman Hotels & Resorts site in Montenegro thanks to a partnership with the Liko-Soho Group. Pullman Resort & Residences Bar Montenegro also represents the first five-star property in the coastal city of Bar.
The property, located just by the shore of the Adriatic Sea, will open its doors for the first guests by the end of 2025. Guests will have direct access to the Bar Riviera beach and the property’s 11 floors will showcase Adriatic Sea or mountain range views.
Mixed use resort
The hotel will be a part of a mixed use resort that will feature branded residences and supportive infrastructure for both guests and local communities. For leisure and business travellers the new hotel will offer 165 modern and comfortable rooms, plus 244 residences.
Amenities will include a spa, swimming pools, massage and recreation rooms, a gym centre, a retail area, a kids’ zone and a beachside pool with heated seawater. Dining options will comprise a restaurant with a lobby bar, a sports bar for the residents, an outdoor terrace sky bar, a spa bar and a pools and waterside bar outside the hotel. Meetings and events provisions comprise a ballroom and three meeting rooms.
Major investment project
Dilek Sezer, development director – South Eastern Europe for Accor, said: “We are extremely excited to announce the first five-star international property in the port city of Bar, encompassing extended facilities to satisfy the demanding needs of leisure and business travellers as well as future residents. The signing of Pullman Resort & Residences Bar Montenegro marks an important milestone for one of the largest investment projects in Montenegro, which Accor is proud to be a part of.
“The first Pullman property in the country is a great addition to the already extensive Montenegrin pipeline for upcoming years. I am sure that a premium guest experience combined with astonishing interiors and a dream location will make this hotel a top choice for travellers looking to get their ideal holidays by sea.”
Igor Lysov, founder and majority shareholder of the Liko Soho Group, added: “The signing of the very first five-star premium hotel in the city of Bar is one of the largest investment projects ongoing in Montenegro in the area of tourism and hospitality. From the very beginning, it was our biggest ambition to cooperate with an experienced partner suitable to the scale of the project. An established position as a world leader in hospitality with many years of experience, and a great portfolio of brands with global reach were the main factors in choosing Accor as a partner.
“We believe that vast experience combined with our persistence will create a long and synergetic relationship that will bring success and boost the tourism industry in Montenegro.”
Pullman in Europe
Elsewhere in Europe, the Pullman brand is continuing its expansion. First up, Pullman Okol Golf Resort & Spa in Gorni Okol, Bulgaria is due to open this October. It will offer 149 hotel rooms and 40 Pullman Living branded residences along with a 4,900 sq m luxury rooftop spa with interior and exterior pool.
Pullman Hamburg-Überseequartier Süd will be one of several Accor-branded hotels within the German city’s Westfield Hamburg-Überseequartier mixed use project. The 250-key property is scheduled for Q3 2024. Pullman Drymades Beach will then appear in Dhermi, Albania in Q4 2024. The 132-room resort will feature a restaurant and outdoor terrace together with a lounge bar and rooftop space.