March 2014: Azmont Investments, the owner and developer of Portonovi, a €500 million (approximately $687 million) luxury development in Montenegro with Europe’s first One&Only resort and ultra-luxury residences, announces an exciting new partnership with world-renowned wellness brand, Chenot.
Chenot and One&Only Portonovi have teamed up to offer a wellness and vitality center. Once open in 2016, it will be the first of its kind for the region, offering the Chenot Method range of treatments for complete revitalization for health-conscious guests.
Mark DeCocinis, President and Chief Operating Officer, One&Only Resorts comments; “We are very pleased to be working with Henri Chenot and know our guests will truly appreciate the benefits of the Henri Chenot method treatments. We feel Henri Chenot and One&Only are a perfect match for appealing to the desires of our discerning global guests who increasingly seek more options for improving health and wellness while also enjoying the rich and comprehensive
holidays we offer at all our properties.”
Caroline Chenot, Managing Director of Spas, Chenot comments; “Portonovi’s authentic beauty and unique climate combined with One&Only’s supreme elegance and luxury are the perfect setting for guests who want to experience the treatments of the Espace Vitalité Chenot. The spa is organized by departments offering a fully integrated approach that allows our team of spa specialists to tailor the programs for guests’ optimal health and well-being.”
James Wilson, Managing Director of Portonovi comments; “Henri Chenot’s arrival as part of One&Only Portonovi will enable us to offer both peak and off-season tourism, specifically in the wellness sector. We are delighted to have two widely respected brands team up for the first time as part of the luxury offering at Portonovi.”
Located at the most narrow part of the entrance of the Bay of Boka Kotorska, Portonovi is a 60-acre project commanding an excellent position between mountain and sea, with breath-taking views of the pristine Adriatic coastline. Its inherent natural beauty, characterized by fresh air and mountainous landscape, makes it an ideal location for all year round spa and wellness tourism.
Portonovi marks Azmont’s vision to create a ‘21st Century Riviera’ for Montenegro, putting the destination firmly ‘on the map’. Construction is well underway, which will see Portonovi launch as a luxury mixed-use scheme including a 110 bedroom luxury resort operated by One&Only. Approximately 550 luxury residences (some branded One&Only), a 53,820 square foot Henri Chenot destination Espace Vitalite, and an all-season, world class 250 berth marina catering to superyachts.
About Portonovi, Montenegro
Located at the most narrow part of the entrance of the Bay of Boka Kotorska, Portonovi is a 60-acre project being developed by Azmont Investments. Portonovi commands an excellent position between mountain and sea, with breath-taking views of the pristine Adriatic coastline.
Once complete, Portonovi will include Europe’s first One&Only resort, approximately 550 luxury residences, a 53,820 square foot destination Medical and Wellness Spa, an all-season, world-class 250 berth marina catering to mega yachts (with tax reliefs on fuel of up to 40%), the region’s largest sand beach with luxury beach club and a Congress Centre catering to up to 1,000 people, with the ability to host large scale events. Other features will include waterfront shops, cafes and restaurants, botanical gardens and an eco-park plus a fish market and organic food market.
In addition to the creation of over 3,000 local jobs by 2014, Azmont is heavily involved in local CSR initiatives to help build and invest back into the local community, including; local schools and orphanages. Azmont is also creating at two local schools an Azmont Computer Centre to strengthen local students’ computer knowledge and skills.
Azmont Investments DOO
Azmont Investments DOO is a privately owned Montenegrin company, with investment from Azerbaijan. The company is the owner of the Portonovi project, and is in addition has a number of projects in the pipeline for this region of Montenegro.
About One&Only Resorts
Created exclusively for the luxury resort market, One&Only Resorts are conceived as hallmarks of excellence. Set in some of the most beautiful locales in the world, each award-winning resort offers guests a distinctive style and personality borne of its local culture, a genuine hospitality and a lively energy that is unrivalled. These properties include One&Only Reethi Rah, Maldives; One&Only Le Saint Géran in Mauritius; One&Only Royal Mirage in Dubai; One&Only Ocean Club in The Bahamas, One&Only Palmilla in Los Cabos, Mexico, One&Only Cape Town, South Africa and One&Only The Palm, Dubai. One&Only recently announced plans to develop and operate three new One&Only resorts, in Sanya, Hainan, China; in Montenegro, which will be the first property for the collection in Europe and in the city of Jeddah in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. One&Only will also assume management of Hayman, Great Barrier Reef resort after a multi-million dollar renovation and be re-launched as One&Only Hayman Island in July 2014. More information on One&Only is available at www.oneandonlyresorts.com
About Henri Chenot
Henri Chenot has developed a unique method of treatments, known as the “Chenot Method” that stimulate the body to restore naturally to the state of optimum health, that of mental and physical wellbeing at any age.
The method combines the principles of Chinese medicine with the latest scientific advances in medicine, technology and other health sciences.
With forty years of experience the treatment programs are designed to rebalance the body’s natural processes to eliminate toxins, to increase vitality and energy levels and to promote regeneration.
The detoxification techniques used, the reactivation of the blocked energy channels and the stimulation for resetting normal physiological functions, are all incorporated into personalized treatments for the specific needs of each individual.
The Chenot Method is based on the concept of Biontology, which attempts to identify, explain and understand the development of the body’s vital resources at different stages in one’s life
Today the Chenot Group operates worldwide and it is one of the most dynamic players in the fields of wellness, aesthetics, nutrition, fitness and cosmetics.