Hilton Worldwide has opened its first hotel in the Balkan state of Montenegro.

The Hilton Podgorica Crna Gora is located in the country’s capital “close to all public and commercial facilities”, and features 180 rooms, a rooftop indoor and outdoor bar, a lobby level restaurant, bar and cigar club, and a sixth floor executive lounge overlooking a park.

There are five meetings spaces, including the pillarless 425 sqm Crystal Ballroom, and spa facilities are split over three levels, with a Finnish sauna, Bio sauna, steam bath, treatment rooms, and an indoor pool “offering visual, sound, temperature and aromatic effects”.

Commenting on the opening Andreas Lackner, regional head, Hilton brand management, Hilton said:

“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.

“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.”