LUSTICA BAY NEWSLETTER AUGUST 2017

Summer 2017: Our busiest season yet

Set to be a one-of-a-kind coastal town, Luštica Bay not only seeks to provide unsurpassed quality and natural beauty but an enriching community life. The summer months have seen our community flourish with a variety of activities and local and international events.  

However, the recent forest fires threatening the Luštica peninsula have been of great concern. The safety of all our residents has been paramount. Thanks to the tireless efforts of the firefighters, police and volunteers the situation has now been brought under control allowing relaxing summer season at Luštica Bay to continue.

As always the Luštica Bay team has been working hard behind the scenes. Construction is continuing, with new breakthroughs made each month. 

We are thrilled to have begun construction on our star leisure attraction: our 18-hole, Gary Player-designed golf course. We have begun carving out the slopes and placing the initial holes of what will be Montenegro’s first golf course and no doubt one of Europe’s most spectacular golfing spots.  

The team has been promoting Luštica Bay and its developments during a visit from the Prime Minister of Montenegro and top international journalists. They have also travelled across Europe, presenting Luštica Bay to an international audience at roadshows and events. Back on Luštica Bay’s shores they have been working hard putting together a dazzling summer programme of events for all to enjoy.

We swing into action on our Golf Course

This season brings with it the commencement of work on Luštica Bay’s golf course. Set to be the first golf course in Montenegro, it will transform not only Luštica Bay but the offerings of the country as a whole.

Designed by legendary golfer and internationally renowned golf course designer Gary Player, it will bring together world-class golfing with sensational vistas across Luštica Bay.  

Construction work on the first phase has already begun as we shape the initial four holes of the golf course. Excavations and formation of the holes will take around ten months after which they will undergo final shaping and the laying of turf. In the coming months we will also begin construction on the practice area.

By the next summer season this should provide Luštica Bay with a golf academy standard facility at the practice range and the first four holes on the golf course.

On the Sea

Due to the hive of construction activity that is happening around it, the work on our main marina is currently on hold for the summer. 

After the summer season we will aim to complete infrastructural work and make the final touches in preparation for its opening in 2018.

On the Ground

The Lavanda apartments and their surrounding landscaping have been completed and handovers have already been carried out, settling homeowners into their new coastal homes. Work on the Ruzmarin apartments is also finished with handovers currently underway until the end of summer.  

Set on the hillside above the marina, the Mimosa Townhouses are under construction. The structural foundation of Townhouse 6 is being completed while Townhouse 4 is also being built.  

Preparatory work on the final marina neighbourhoods is ongoing. This comprises the Kamelija and Magnolija residences which are located in front of the Mimosa buildings, leading down the waterfront.  

We are thrilled to relay that construction on our first hotel, The Chedi Luštica Bay, is proceeding quickly. Due to be the largest five-star hotel in Boka Bay, 90% of the structural foundation has been completed across both the main hotel buildings and surrounding condominiums.

Visits

We were delighted to welcome the Prime Minister of Montenegro to the Luštica Bay project for the first time. In cooperation with the National Tourism Office, we also welcomed top journalists from the French, German and UAE media, as well as a Washington Post journalist. We were also joined by local press to announce the commencement of work on the golf course.
While we commence construction work on our state-of-the-art golf course, homeowners and visitors can still enjoy golfing at Luštica Bay. 

Golfers can hone their skills at our driving range or sharpen their knowledge of the game with lessons from our golf pro Danny.
We have installed stone signs on the Lipa, Maslina, Lavanda and Ruzamarin buildings.

Designed and planned by our Project & Planning and Marketing Departments they have been beautifully made by local sculptor Goran Moškov, based in the neighbouring Radovići village.
The new Serpentine Road has been opened as the main access road and entrance to the Marina Village, leading through Lavanda and Ruzmarin neighbourhoods.

The existing Marina Drive road is now closed and in use by construction vehicles only.

Events

Luštica Bay held this year’s opening of the renowned Green Culture Forum. Encouraging conversation around climate change and celebrating Montenegro’s community efforts to tackle it, the event was held in eight Montenegrin towns across five days. There were a variety of speakers including the founder of the foundation, Prince Nikola II Petrović-Njegoš, the Orascom Development Holding Board Chairman Samih Sawiris, Luštica Development CEO Darren Gibson and the Minister of Sustainable Development and Tourism Pavle Radulović. The speeches emphasised the importance of the sustainable development at Luštica Bay and its impact on Montenegro as a whole. Read More.
  • We organised a special open day on June 29th inviting local communities from the adjacent Krtoli region to Luštica Bay. They got to hear about plans for Centrale and the new golf course first hand from Luštica Bay’s CEO, Darren Gibson.
  • From the first week of July until the 20th, Luštica Bay’s Lipa Gallery held a special art exhibition - ‘Emerging 2017’. It showcased the work of Japanese photographer Yuya Matsuo (EseJapan) and his love of Montenegrin and Balkan scenery.
  • At Luštica Bay’s Lipa Pool we recently held the exhibition by the talented Montenegrin photographer, Djordje Živaljević. Centered around the concept of ‘Folklore Fashion’, the exhibition unites the authentic beauty of the traditional folklore dress with Montenegro’s staggering landscapes.
  • The first musical evening held in cooperation with KotorArt festival presented the Belgrade based ensemble, Crystal Strings, who played the popular music in an unexpected, classical manner.
  • Homeowners only events, including weekly movie nights and barbecues in the Marina Village, continue throughout the summer season. Golf competitions will also be taking place bi-weekly on the driving range and are open to the wider public.

Miloš Invites 2017

We welcomed back Miloš Karadaglić who performed a second time under the stars in Luštica Bay. Miloš was joined by the talented string quartet, Strings Attached, and South-African operatic soprano Pumeza Matshikiza.
The concert was held on August 4th in cooperation with KotorArt and supported by Sava Osiguranje and 13. Jul - Plantaže.

Upcoming Events

Our exciting summer programme brings art, music and diverse cultures to Luštica Bay’s shores.  

During August and September events from the Luštica Bay sponsored cultural programmes of festivals KotorArt, Purgatorije and Operosa Montenegro Opera Festival 2017 will be relocated to the Luštica Bay Marina Village.

For more information please check our summer calendar.

AUGUST
2017

Please get in touch with our Marketing Team to enquire about our August events programme.
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Roadshows

Over the last few months the Luštica Bay team has taken the town’s concept on the road to present it to international audiences:
  • In April we attended a private property exhibition in Hotel Hilton Baku where we presented our range of properties and Luštica Bay’s new town centre - Centrale.
  • We visited A Place in The Sun roadshow in London where we presented to UK second home buyers.
  • We headed to Germany in May for an Independence Day celebration in cooperation with the General Consulate of Montenegro in Munich. Following the event, Luštica Bay took part in the charity concert held in Munich on June 24th, held in cooperation with DeMonte, the Montenegrin-German Friendship Association. At the event the popular Montenegrin singer Sergej Cetkovic performed to help raise funds for the Children’s Foster Home in Bijela.
  • We attended the celebration of Independence Day of Slovenia in Munich and Statehood Day in Nuremberg.
  • During May and June we presented Luštica Bay’s new town centre, Centrale, to Serbian press representatives in Belgrade.
  • The annual Luštica Bay golf challenge 2017 was held during the weekend of June 24th and 25th in Golf Club Belgrade. We took the opportunity to present the concept of Centrale.

CSR

  • Luštica Bay sponsored the 7th Harmonika Fest, an annual competition for accordion players. The event, held from 29th to 31st May in Tivat, saw more than 160 artists gather from eight countries to compete. Read More.
  • Luštica Bay were one of 16 teams participating in the annual Zućenica Fest. More than 150 chefs in total gathered at Tivat’s Pine promenade to showcase their culinary flair and create dishes surrounding this year’s star ingredient: the dandelion. Read More.
  • As part of our support to the surrounding community we completed a number of sponsorships from the Tivat municipality and the wider area. We also supported the NGO Kadena who organised a child's folk dance performance with more than 200 participants from Boka Bay and guest groups from Podgorica and Bijelo Polje.

Luštica Bay - In the Press

An article in 9fi5th Winter 2016 edition discussed Montenegro’s rapid rise on the international luxury scene.

It featured Luštica Bay: “From Orascom comes an ambitious project that looks set to shape Boka Bay forever”, and highlighted the impressive residential sales at Luštica Bay so far.
In May, Voralberger Nachrichten ran a feature on Montenegro celebrating the country’s unique diversity and highlighting the Luštica Bay development. Meanwhile a May article in Top Hotel News entitled ‘A Look at Europe’s Most Glamorous New 5-Star Hotels’, featured our upcoming hotel The Chedi Luštica Bay.  

The City Magazine (May 2017) and Victor magazine (Spring-Summer 2017) both ran articles looking at Montenegro’s recent developments and their impact on the country as a whole. City Magazine praised Luštica Bay as something different: “An opportunity to invest in a more understated environmentally-friendly, holiday-home”. Victor magazine also highlighted Luštica Bay’s unique stamp within Montenegro, “Like much else in the country, the development is about being part of the culture, the environment and the society around it. On a practical level, this means choosing materials with care, taking sustainability seriously and contributing to local life”.  

In July, CNN Travel featured ‘20 Reasons To Visit Montenegro’ and cited Luštica Bay as one of them, waxing lyrical on its, “Year-round sunshine, olive groves, crystalline waters and forested hills”.
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