Marc de Ruijter
General Manager, The Chedi Luštica Bay
Before he arrived Montenegro never knew luxury; now he’s setting a new standard.
When acclaimed general manager Marc de Ruijter got the call to run the brand new Chedi Luštica Bay in Montenegro he was immediately intrigued. The property opened in July 2018 and was one of the country’s first five-star hotels. Everyone was excited as it was an opportunity to bring a new set of travelers to a relatively undiscovered region. The property also had an incredible asset: unrestricted natural beauty. Set on the Adriatic Coast, it is surrounded by olive groves, cypress forests, mountain peaks, and blue seas. He remains as excited as his guests to explore his surroundings. "Montenegro itself is a completely new destination to discover," he said. "For guests and myself included."