Hilton Unveils First Hotel in Montenegro

Hilton Podgorica Crna Gora Transforms Iconic City Landmark into Destination for Visitors and Locals Alike

September 19, 2016 // Franchising.com // PODGORICA, Montenegro and MCLEAN, Va. – Hilton Hotels & Resorts today announced the official opening of Hilton Podgorica Crna Gora, marking Hilton’s (NYSE:HLT) debut in Montenegro. The new Hilton Podgorica Crna Gora is conveniently situated in the city centre and close to all public and commercial facilities, making it the perfect option for both business and leisure guests. Hilton Podgorica Crna Gora offers 180 spacious and modern guest rooms, including 23 suites. The hotel’s Presidential Suite boasts a panoramic lounge overlooking the city.

“Montenegro, one of the oldest European states and often referred to as the pearl of the Mediterranean, is an exciting new destination for Hilton as we expand our global portfolio of more than 570 hotels,” said Andreas Lackner, regional head, Hilton brand management, Hilton. “We are delighted to offer our renowned hospitality to visitors and locals alike in Montenegro’s capital city. Opening a Hilton hotel in another attractive location allows our guests more choice when travelling, and we are confident Podgorica will be on the top of travellers’ lists.”

Guest and locals can enjoy a variety of food and beverage options on-property, including:

  • Sky Bar: located on the 8th floor, an indoor and outdoor bar offering spectacular views over the entire city.
    Restaurant Crna Gora: the hotel’s signature restaurant offering a la carte and buffet-style international and local specialties, located on the lobby level.
  • Terrace Fontana: a destination for the local community, the relaxed space offers original local specialties along with homemade ice creams and cakes, all with sweeping views of the fountain.
  • The Bar and Cigar Club: offering a rich choice of international cigars within the hotel’s lobby level bar, along with comfortable furniture and a wide beverage list.

Guests staying in the executive rooms and suites can also enjoy complimentary breakfast in the morning and snacks and drinks throughout the day in the Executive Lounge, situated on the sixth floor of the hotel with a terrace overlooking the park.

Montenegro is the one of the world’s top destinations[i] and Hilton Podgorica Crna Gora offers convenient access to some of its top attractions, thanks to its historic location at the site of Podgorica’s first hotel, built in 1953. Guests can explore Biogradska Gora National Park, Boka Kotorska Bay (Bay of Kotor), Sipcanik Wine Cellar and the city’s many events and festivals while staying at the property. The hotel also provides a variety of transportation links across the city, making it easily accessible.

“Montenegro only continues to grow in popularity among travellers to the Mediterranean, attracting visitors with its breathtaking beauty and rich cultural history, and I am delighted to be opening the first Hilton hotel in the heart of the capital,” said Haluk Bilgili, general manager, Hilton Podgorica Crna Gora. “With great views of the city and an incredible team, Hilton Podgorica Crna Cora is poised to meet and exceed the expectations of our guests by providing exceptional experiences true to the Hilton name.” 

To cater to meetings and events, including weddings, the hotel also offers one of Podgorica’s largest meeting space, with five meeting and conference rooms, all with natural daylight, along with the pillar-free, 425-square-metre Crystal Ballroom, which can accommodate up to 435 guests in theatre style.

Located on the Ground, Mezzanine and first floors, Hilton Podgorica Crna Gora also offers one of the largest spas in the city featuring a Finnish sauna, Bio sauna and steam bath. Designed in accordance with the latest fitness trends, Doclea Spa includes an indoor pool, experience showers offering visual, sound, temperature and aromatic effects and VIP massage rooms spread over 1,300 square metres.

Hilton Podgorica Crna Gora participates in Hilton HHonors®, the award-winning guest-loyalty program for Hilton, and is offering 1,000 Hilton HHonors points per night as part of their opening promotion. The program is open to all guests and free to join. Hilton HHonors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits, including an exclusive member discount that can't be found anywhere else, free standard Wi-Fi, digital check-in and Hilton HHonors Points.

Hilton Podgorica Crna Gora is located at Bulevar Svetog Petra Cetinjskog 2, Podgorica, 81000, Montenegro. For more information or to make reservations, please visit the hotel’s website on Hilton.com or call +382-20-443443.

Media may learn more about the hotel and download high-res images at news.hilton.com/podgorica. More information on recent and upcoming Hilton Hotels & Resorts openings is available at news.hilton.com/openings.

About Hilton

Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company, comprising more than 4,700 managed, franchised, owned and leased hotels and timeshare properties with over 775,000 rooms in 104 countries and territories. For 97 years, Hilton has been dedicated to continuing its tradition of providing exceptional guest experiences. The company's portfolio of 13 world-class global brands includes Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Canopy by Hilton, Curio - A Collection by Hilton, DoubleTree by Hilton, Embassy Suites by Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton by Hilton, Tru by Hilton, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages an award-winning customer loyalty program, Hilton HHonors®. Hilton HHonors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to benefits including an exclusive member discount, free standard Wi-Fi, as well as digital amenities that are available exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton HHonors app, where Hilton HHonors members can check-in, choose their room, and access their room using a Digital Key. Visit news.hiltonworldwide.com for more information and connect with Hilton on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Flickr, LinkedIn and Instagram. 

About Hilton Hotels & Resorts

For nearly a century, Hilton Hotels & Resorts has been proudly welcoming the world's travelers. With more than 570 hotels across six continents, Hilton Hotels & Resorts provides the foundation for memorable travel experiences and values every guest who walks through its doors. As the flagship brand of Hilton, Hilton Hotels & Resorts continues to set the standard for hospitality, providing new product innovations and services to meet guests' evolving needs. Hilton Hotels & Resorts is a part of the award-winning Hilton HHonors program. Hilton HHonors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels receive instant benefits, including an exclusive member discount that can’t be found anywhere else, free standard Wi-Fi and digital amenities like digital check-in with room selection and Digital Key available exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton HHonors app.  Begin your journey at www.hilton.com and learn more about the brand by visiting news.hilton.com or following us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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