Date: October 2018
Location: Tbilisi, Georgia
Names: Wyndham Grand Tbilisi (opening January 2019) and Radisson Red Tbilisi Old Town (opening late 2020)
No. of Keys: Wyndham – 161; Radisson – 100
In a bit of a week for hospitality in Georgian capital Tbilisi, two internationally-branded hotels have been revealed.
First: Wyndham Hotels & Resorts earlier announced the upcoming opening of Wyndham Grand Tbilisi, in a prime location in the heart of the city.
The hotel will be managed by McInerney Hospitality International Georgia, headed up by Joseph McInerney, based in the USA. They are advisors to The Alliance Group, with 1,000 condos and a 150 room Courtyard by Marriott, as well as a Wyndham Garden hotel.
The Wyndham Grand brand is an ensemble of distinguished hotels that are approachable by design, representing one-of-a-kind experiences with refined accommodation, attentive service, and relaxed surroundings.
The opening of Wyndham Grand Tbilisi adds to other top destinations around the world where the brand can be found including Athens, Istanbul, Manama, Chicago and Shanghai, among others.
Wyndham Grand Tbilisi will be located centrally on Freedom Square, adjacent to the National Museum of Georgia and close to a host of other important attractions in the city.
A stone’s throw from the popular Rustaveli Avenue, the hotel will be surrounded by cafes, restaurants and some of the country’s best shopping districts.
Dimitris Manikis, president, Wyndham Hotels & Resorts EMEA, said: “Georgia has increasingly become an attractive travel destination where arts, culture, and lifestyle are thriving, and this fabulous location in Tbilisi is simply the perfect spot to bring our iconic brand to this exciting market.”
Wyndham Grand Tbilisi is the latest addition to Wyndham Hotels & Resorts’ footprint in Georgia, including Ramada Encore Tbilisi opened earlier this year and Wyndham Batumi, with plans to add four more hotels in the next three years.
Also: Radisson Hospitality announced the signing of the second Radisson Red in Georgia – The new Radisson Red Tbilisi Old Town.
In the heart of the Old Town, located on the popular pedestrian Agmashenebeli Avenue which is lined with cafes and bars, and only minutes from the famous sites of the Old Town, the 100-room Radisson Red will occupy the famous old ‘Postampt (Post Office)’ building.
Elie Younes, chief development officer, Radisson Hotel Group, said: “We are excited to announce the signing of this new Radisson Red hotel in heart of Tbilisi.
“It will create a fusion of bold modern design and historic grandeur, transforming the Old Post Office to provide guests with a unique experience in a vibrant and beautiful city.
“It’s a real estate opportunity that we just couldn’t say no to.”
The Radisson Red Old Town, Tbilisi, Georgia will feature inviting and unconventional guestrooms, the OUIBar + KTCHN as well as an inner courtyard bar and restaurant.
In addition, there will be Red Fitness, flexible meeting space and the signature Red lobby experience.
The design will be a mix of classic and modern – using the historical building to generate a unique product.
The district itself is a labyrinth of narrow streets with old brick-build homes and wooden balconies overwhelmed with colourful flowers.
The style is a mix of Georgian architecture with influences from the winding streets of an Asian or Arabic town, interwoven with European including Art Nouveau, and classical Russian architecture.
THPT Comment: Over the past decade, Georgia’s economy has grown, and tourism is one of the fastest growing sectors in the Georgian economy. These two hotels follow on from Marriott’s announcement that they opened their Moxy brand hotel in June 2018.
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