IHG to Debut InterContinental Brand in Tbilisi
Tuesday March 4th, 2014 - 9:53AM EB
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TBILISI, GEORGIA—IHG signed the InterContinental Tbilisi, marking the InterContinental Hotels & Resorts brand’s debut in this country.
The 200-room hotel will operate under a management agreement with existing owner partner Adjara Group and is set to open in 2016.
A former printing works warehouse centrally located in the capital, the building is within walking distance of the city’s major landmarks, embassies and business centers.
The hotel will feature a large multifunctional conference hall, ballroom, multiple meeting rooms and conference center. Food, beverage and leisure facilities will include an all-day dining restaurant, an InterContinentalClub Lounge, lobby bar, spa, and an indoor and outdoor pool. The hotel also will offer 14 suites and a Presidential Suite
Angela Brav, CEO Europe, IHG, stated, “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.”
There are currently 178 InterContinental Hotels & Resorts around the world with more than 50 in the pipeline as of December 31, 2013.
Tags: InterContinental Tbilisi • IHG • Hospitality • Brands • Acquisitions •
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