Flanked by the Black Sea and the snow-capped Caucasus mountains, Georgia is emerging as an exciting destination for savvy travelers seeking authentic experiences. (See our report for Travel Agent Magazine in 2011.) From the dynamite cuisine and genuine hospitality to the beautiful landscapes (like the wine-growing region of Kakheti), the country has a bevy of attractions at the crossroads to east and west. The capital city of Tbilisi is particularly fabulous- with hot spring baths, hip restaurants, and an Old Town marked by pastel houses and orthodox churches.
The arrival of the InterContinental Tbilisi on the scene is a sign of the Georgian capital’s business and tourism growth. When it opens in 2016 as the first InterContinental in Georgia, the hotel will have 200 rooms including 14 suites and a Presidential Suite. The building itself is a converted printing warehouse in the center of the city. Facilities will include a conference hall, ballroom, meeting rooms, spa, all-day restaurant, lobby bar, lounge, and indoor and outdoor pool. The hotel is owned by the Adjara Group. For more information, visit www.ihg.com
Image of Tbilisi courtesy of Vladimer Shioshvili/Wikimedia
Image of Tusheti courtesy of Alex Maisuradze/Wikimedia