Aman Sveti Stefan | GM, Sven Van den Broeck

January 04, 2021

My guest today is Sven Van Den Broeck, the GM of Aman Sveti Stefan, a property nestled on the darling coastline of Montenegro. 

If you love a modern blend of history and luxury, you’ve got to add this property to your list. The hotel comprises an entire island and part of the mainland that made up a 15th century fishing village, a home of former Queen Maria, and a government run hotel in the time of Tito. Staying true to heritage, as Aman always does, Sveti Stefan renovated its rooms right into the existing structures and around winding cobblestone streets. 

Sven has deep roots with Aman, formerly running Amanzoe and Amanyara, but he just gushes about Montenegro. 

We discuss why this is such an up and coming destination, how the property is like a private Dubrovnik, and all the history the walls of this famous hotel have seen. 


Listen to hear:

  • 02:12 – About Sven’s favorite viewpoint on property

  • 04:33 – The meaning of the name Montenegro and its notable coastline

  • 06:09 – What Queen Maria of Yugoslavia’s favorite beach was

  • 07:28 – How Montenegro can be a destination on its own

  • 08:50 – Why Montenegrins have such a family-oriented culture  

  • 10:37 – How ancient through communist history transformed the property

  • 12:27 – About the royals and world leaders who once stayed at the property

  • 15:14 – About the secret passages and the old signs that were left as memorials from the past

  • 16:42 – Why the island is like a treasure hunt for adults

  • 21:01 – What Montenegro is all about, from relaxing on a boat to helicopter tours

  • 26:57 – The story behind Sven’s passion for hospitality

  • 29:16 – What you will learn about the world after visiting Montenegro and Aman Sveti Stefan

Listener Exclusive Amenities

Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability

Continental breakfast daily for two guests per bedroom

One complimentary lunch for two people, once during stay (excluding alcohol, taxes and gratuities)

Aman Sveti Stefan wine as amenity in the room

Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability

Complimentary Wi-Fi

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