17 December 2014
Just minutes from Sarajevo’s centre are the city’s “lungs”, the mountains that hosted the 1984 Olympics. The Pino Hotel is nestled amongst snow-covered hills, amidst the uncontaminated nature of the 1.070 metre-high Mount Trebevic. It offers the highest standards of modern hospitality, while offering an “ensuring” aesthetic that reflects local architecture, taken directly from the Alpine vernacular. The hotel was designed by Studio Zec, and is divided in two parts; the lower buildings are a series of windowed A-frames, and the taller, more minimalist one houses the guests rooms, a spa and a 23-meter covered swimming pool. The hotel’s restaurant, Fiore all’occhiello, specializes in Bosnian cooking and serves an immense breakfast buffet. All of the construction materials are found locally. Despite the fact that the exterior and interior respect the tradition of using large amounts of wood, the feel remains modern, perfect for a young clientele, sports lovers and hikers.