Debut for the InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts Brand in Georgia as IHG® signs InterContinental Tbilisi


WEBWIRE – Tuesday, March 04, 2014

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG®), one of the world’s largest hotel companies today announces the signing of InterContinental® Tbilisi.  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 this luxury hotel marks the InterContinental Hotels & Resorts brand’s debut in Georgia.

A former printing works warehouse centrally located in the heart of the capital will be transformed into InterContinental Tbilisi.  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 InterContinentalClub Lounge, lobby bar, spa, and an indoor and outdoor pool.  As part of its 200 rooms the hotel will also feature 14 suites and a Presidential Suite

Angela Brav, CEO Europe, IHG said, “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 (which also owns existing property Holiday Inn Tbilisi), said, “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.”

IHG’s broader family of nine brands in nearly 100 countries and territories meets the needs of guests, whatever the occasion – whether an overnight getaway, a business trip, a family celebration or a once-in-a-lifetime experience. All IHG hotels participate in IHG’s guest loyalty programme, IHG® Rewards Club which is the industry’s first and largest guest loyalty programme with 77 million members. It is free to join at www.IHGRewardsClub.com.

There are currently 178 InterContinental Hotels & Resorts around the world with over 50 in the pipeline*.

* Figures as at 31st December 2013.



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