Porto Journal Summer 2016

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ICD Acquire Porto Montenegro

On May 6th this year, the Investment Corporation of Dubai (ICD), the principal investment arm of the Government of Dubai, announced that it had agreed to the purchase of Porto Montenegro Marina and Resort, a landmark yacht marina and waterfront development in Montenegro, from Montport Capital.

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PMYC expands for 2016

Continuing its rapid evolution from local pioneer to regional benchmark in the yachting industry, the Porto Montenegro Yacht Club (PMYC) has expanded its offer for 2016 by incorporating Porto Montenegro’s Sports Club and Tennis Club into its structure alongside the iconic 64 meter outdoor pool and outdoor restaurant.

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A Maturing Fine Wine Market

As with so many things in Montenegro, the rapid maturation process that the wine industry has undergone over the past 10 years is nothing short of remarkable. Arguably one of the primary catalysts in that process has been Berba, the leading wine importer, and its sister business Crush Wine Station, located adjacent to Restaurant One in Porto Montenegro.

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Byblos Lands from Lebanon

Rumours of the imminent arrival of a Lebanese restaurant in Porto Montenegro had become an annual ritual in recent years so it comes as no surprise that the opening of Byblos’s doors this season was met with considerable excitement amongst locals and marina residents alike.

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Mead Carney Gallery

The Mead Carney Gallery is back for another summer with two contemporary art exhibitions from US artist Robert Mars and British artist Harland Miller.

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Pizana Gallery

This summer, Pizana Gallery continues to promote new and young artists in their exhibition space in our village.

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The Clubhouse V2.0

We sat down with Al Hales of The Clubhouse, our village bar, crew club and all-day hangout to hear about their move to a bigger, brighter location at the Tivat waterfront entrance to the marina.

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A new PT in Town

There is a new personal trainer making a name for himself in Tivat; a Ukrainian strongman known simply as Artem is developing a reputation for his no-nonsense, results-oriented approach. Curious to know more, we caught up with him in between training sessions.

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The New Challenge of Clay

Tennis is only becoming more and more popular at Porto Montenegro so the recent addition of an indoor court and, for this summer, a clay court surface should give fans of the sport even more reason to don their whites. We asked our resident Tennis Coach Nenad Damjanovic for more details.

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Excelsior Watches Store Opening

Here is our round-up of the year’s finest summer watches from Ulysse Nardin, Vacheron Constantin, Raymond Weil, TAG Heuer and Cartier, just some of the luxury brands available in the new Excelsior watches store in Porto Montenegro village.

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Bread Bakery

Our aim in developing the retail offer at Porto Montenegro has always been a combination of two key beliefs, firstly that the high-end shopping ought to be the best in the region and, secondly, that a number of basic services were essential for any year-round village to function properly, such as a dry cleaners, florist and pharmacy.

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An interview with Julia Ward

Born in the UK, raised in South Africa and based in South-East Asia for the past five years, Julia Ward’s career spans over 30 years in the 5-star luxury hospitality industry. Recently installed as General Manager of the Regent Hotel Porto Montenegro, we sat with her to hear about her aspirations for her new role.