Montenegro and Kolašin have received their first hotel on the ski slopes – Swissôtel Resort Kolašin in the mountain resort of Kolašin Valleys opened its doors to guests in the early days of 2024 as an elegant blend of luxury and nature and the ultimate destination for nature lovers, skiing, and fine dining. With the opening of this hotel, the investor – Ski resort Kolašin 1450 has once again pushed the boundaries of Montenegrin tourism.
Situated in the alpine setting of Mount Bjelasica, 12 kilometers from the center of Kolašin, the hotel is part of the Kolašin Valleys mountain resort, which includes two ski villages in the area of two top ski resorts in the country – Kolašin 1450 and Kolašin 1600. Both ski centers offer a combined track length of 45 kilometers and are expected to be part of an expansive network of interconnected ski slopes totaling 141 kilometers in the next decade.
Surrounded by dense coniferous forests on the slopes of the K16 Peak ski village, the hotel offers 116 accommodation units with direct access to the Kolašin 1600 ski slope, ski services, two restaurants, a fireplace bar, a cigar bar, and a shopping space featuring global ski brands. Here, guests can seamlessly access the ski slopes from their comfortable rooms or enjoy views of the slopes and nearby mountain peaks from their balconies.
“Reviving the exceptional alpine ambiance with an extraordinary team that elevates the traditional hospitality of these areas to a new level, creating a personalized experience for each guest. We are confident that Swissôtel Resort Kolašin will delight guests from near and far and become their favorite mountain retreat during the ski season and even more so during the summer,” stated Dragana Bećirović, PR & Marketing Advisor at Kolašin Valleys.
The first mountain hotel of the Swissôtel brand in the Balkans pays tribute to the beauty of the natural surroundings. Unfinished stone and weathered wood are the main elements of the overall design. The combination of rustic charm and modern comfort in the interiors is complemented by restored traditional carpets and old photographs with skiing motifs that pay tribute to the tradition of winter sports in the area. Behind every door, the refined design of the wooden ambiance from floor to ceiling introduces guests to the atmosphere of a mountain cabin of luxurious comfort.
As the highest-altitude hotel in the country, Swissôtel Resort Kolašin promises an unparalleled experience throughout the year. Guests can embark on outdoor adventures exploring the beauty of Bjelasica or the UNESCO-protected Biogradska Gora National Park, which boasts one of the last primeval forests in Europe. While winter pleasures include skiing, snowboarding, winter rafting, Nordic skiing, snowshoeing, and snowmobiling, summer is perfect for hiking, mountain biking, rafting, fishing, kayaking, horseback riding, quad safaris, spelunking, botanical tours, or simply relaxing in the mountain sun.
Kolašin enjoys impeccable connectivity with the Montenegrin Adriatic coast, neighboring states, and the wider region. The rapidly developing network of highways allows exceptional accessibility. The newly built highway connecting Kolašin with Podgorica increases travel comfort, and the proximity of Podgorica International Airport, just a 40-minute drive away on the highway, ensures access to major European destinations.
Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts, founded in 1980, represents true Swiss hospitality combined with intelligent design and the local charm of the destination. As a premium brand dedicated to sustainability and social responsibility, Swissôtel supports industry-leading standards. Its global portfolio includes leading properties such as Swissôtel The Bosphorus in Istanbul, Swissôtel The Stamford in Singapore, and Swissôtel Sydney, offering guests an unparalleled experience in the heart of premier destinations worldwide.