InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has announced the signing of InterContinental Tbilisi, Georgia. The 200-room hotel will operate under a management agreement with existing owner partner, Adjara Group, and is set to open in 2016. The signing of the luxury property marks the InterContinental Hotels & Resorts brand’s debut in Georgia.
InterContinental Tbilisi will be transformed from a former printing works warehouse, centrally located in the heart of the capital. This iconic building is at home amongst Tbilisi’s eclectic mix of Georgian, European and Middle Eastern architecture. The hotel will be within walking distance of the city’s major landmarks and neighbouring embassies and business centres.
The hotel’s large multifunctional conference hall, ballroom, multiple meeting rooms and conference centre will be well equipped to meet the needs of Tbilisi’s growing domestic and international business requirements. Food, beverage and leisure facilities include an all-day dining restaurant, an InterContinental Club Lounge, lobby bar, spa, and an indoor and outdoor pool. As part of its 200 rooms, the hotel will feature 14 suites and a Presidential Suite
Angela Brav, CEO of Europe at IHG, says: “Russia and the CIS is a priority market for us, so we’re thrilled to be signing a property under our flagship InterContinental Hotels & Resorts brand in Georgia. We are on track to have 100 hotels open or in the development pipeline in Russia and the CIS by 2020, and look forward to further expanding our presence in this region.”
Valeri Chekheria, CEO of Adjara Group, adds: “IHG has an excellent world-wide reputation for great service and great brands. We’re delighted to be bringing the InterContinental Hotels & Resorts brand to Georgia for the first time in partnership with them. Given its excellent location, InterContinental Tbilisi will be perfectly placed to meet the needs of a fast-growing business and leisure travel market in the capital.”