Hilton to open two hotels in Georgia

16 Sep 2013 by GrahamSmith

Hilton Worldwide is moving into Georgia with two hotels scheduled to open in the eastern European country.

Hilton Hotels & Resorts will open a property in the coastal city of Batumi next summer, while the Hilton Garden Inn brand will debut in the capital Tbilisi in 2016.

The 247-room Hilton Batumi will feature a "destination" restaurant and a rooftop bar overlooking the Black Sea.

The hotel will form part of a multi-purpose site, which will also include a retail unit, casino and health club.

Hilton Garden Inn Tbilisi Chavchavadze will be located in the heart of the city's business district. It will stand at 14 storeys tall and contain 165 rooms.

Features will include a restaurant offering all-day dining, while snacks will be available from the 24-hour "Pavilion Pantry". The hotel will also be equipped with a round the clock business centre and a fitness complex featuring an indoor swimming pool.

Both hotels are joining the Hilton portfolio following the signing of two separate management agreements.

Patrick Fitzgibbon, senior vice president, development, Europe & Africa, Hilton Worldwide, said: "Georgia is a growing business and leisure tourism destination and we are delighted to have reached agreement on two separate deals to bring two new world class hotel brands to the country for the first time.

"Hilton Worldwide is growing across Eastern Europe and we see significant potential to bring quality, branded accommodation to the region."

Earlier this month, Hilton Worldwide opened its ninth property in Thailand (see news, September 5).

Graham Smith

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