Blue Kotor Bay Premium Spa Resort, Montenegro
Her career in tourism started after graduation from American College of Management and Technology in Dubrovnik, part of one of the best Universities in USA, RIT New York. Immediately after diploma, practical work continued in Starwood Hotels and Resorts in Croatia, having responsibility for 3 different world known brands, all upscale and luxury hotels. After almost 7 years there, she was being called to join Regent Esplanade Zagreb, where she spent next 6 years. As recognized professional, mesmerized by tourism and hotels in general, Irina continued her career as a General Manager of Hotel Budva in Montenegro, CEO to Adriatic Tourist Resorts, and is currently a Director of Sales and Marketing as well as a member of the Executive board at Blue Kotor Bay Premium Spa Resort.
Blue Kotor Bay Premium Spa Resort was recognized this year as one of the best new openings in region of South-East Europe, and is positively affecting the positioning of City of Kotor as the world recognized destination.
With all this experience, Irina is actively contributing to tourism in general, especially after she was pronounced one of most influential people in tourism in New Europe. Being member of different tourism and other associations, Irina is globally promoting Montenegro and Croatia both, and she is unselfishly giving all her knowledge to younger generations and other colleagues as well, especially during many conferences and events where she is a presenter, speaker or panelist, as well as host lecturer for different Universities. Irina is fully focused and dedicated now to Blue Kotor Bay next phase development, and creation of health and medical centre within the resort, which will further enhance and enrich her portfolio and knowledge.
Together with some colleagues, Irina is part of Hospitality Management group and True Tourism consulting, which is establishing on the market as DMC and premium concierge service in Montenegro, as well as a hotel management company.