Starwood Hotels & Resorts has confirmed plans to open its first Le Meridien hotel in Batumi, Georgia.
Scheduled to open in 2018, the 110-room newly constructed hotel will showcase modern architecture and design within the Batumi Tower, a mixed-use development project that also includes a casino and unbranded residences.
Designed by the Hausart Project, the landmark Batumi Tower is the tallest structure in the city and features a unique eight-cabin carousel wheel on the 27th floor.
“We thank the owners, Red-Co Ltd, for putting their trust in Starwood, and we look forward to a long and successful working relationship with them,” said Michael Wale, president, Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Europe, Africa and Middle East.
Located in southwest Georgia on the Black Sea, Batumi is a popular resort destination and the country’s summer holiday capital. Le Méridien Batumi will be located within the heart of the city centre, ideally situated on the boulevard on the shores of the Black Sea and adjacent to the city’s Dancing Fountains.
The hotel will feature 110 rooms and suites equipped with the chain’s signature Le Méridien Bed, spacious work areas and functional technology with modern design elements.
A signature Latitude Bar will serve coffee specialties from the brand’s long term partner, illy, as well as light bites by day and aperitifs by night. The interiors of Le Méridien Batumi will be designed by Tbilisi-based design firm Rooms.
“We are thrilled to expand our presence in Georgia, a growing market at the crossroads of Asia and Europe,” said Bart Carnahan, Senior Vice President, Acquisitions & Development, Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Europe, Africa and Middle East. “Le Méridien Batumi will join our Sheraton Batumi and Sheraton Metechi Palace hotels in the Republic of Georgia, and will be a great addition to the vibrant city of Batumi.”