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Accor expands its portfolio in Georgia with the opening of a new hotel in Tbilisi

The 120-room Tbilisi Philharmonic Hotel by Mercure welcomes its forst guests.

TBILISI – Accor, a world leading hospitality group, announces the opening of Tbilisi Philharmonic Hotel by Mercure. Located in a historic building on Petre Melikishvili Avenue, the hotel represents the brand’s philosophy “Locally Inspired” seamlessly fitting into the surrounding landscape. The new hotel offers guests the perfect combination of reasonable price and a high level of service at any time of the year, as well as additional privileges and access to the ALL – Accor Live Limitless global loyalty program. In addition, the second property under the “by Mercure” endorsement in Tbilisi – Tbilisi Saburtalo Hotel by Mercure – is going to open its doors later this year.

The concept “by Mercure” was created to help owners of high-quality 4-star hotels make the smooth transition to the Mercure brand within five years with gradual integration of brand standards, while getting immediate access to all benefits of a global brand. At the same time, guests are guaranteed the uncompromising international standards of comfort, room size, convenience and quality of service as in all Mercure hotels. “By Mercure” hotels are also following the requirements of the ALLSAFE label, representing elevated health and safety protocols by Accor.

“We are delighted to strengthen our presence in Georgia with the opening of our new hotel in the capital. We are confident that its unique location combined with the high standards of an internationally well-known brand will become a competitive advantage for Tbilisi Philharmonic Hotel by Mercure. I am grateful to our partners for their trust and the opportunity to implement another successful project in Georgia, and looking forward to Tbilisi Saburtalo Hotel by Mercure opening later this year,” says Alexis Delaroff, Chief Operating Officer of Accor New East Europe.

Located on Petre Melikishvili Avenue in close proximity to the main tourist attractions, Tbilisi Philharmonic Hotel by Mercure sits in the building of the former Institute of History and Ethnography, erected between 1929 and 1930 and absorbing a variety of stylistic features of disparate eras, harmoniously intertwining them with each other. The architecture of a paragon of the “Georgian style” organically combines the simplicity and functional ethos emblematic of the constructivist movement with distinct elements drawn from Georgia’s historical architectural heritage. The Tbilisi Concert Hall (sometimes called Philharmonic Hall) is located just opposite the street, and the city’s main Shota Rustaveli Avenue with charming cafes, restaurants, and eclectic shops, is within a few minutes’ walk. The guests can reach the Old Tbilisi in a 10-minute ride by car. The road from the hotel to Tbilisi Shota Rustaveli International Airport will take 30 minutes by taxi, and Tbilisi Central Railway Station is only 15 minutes away by car or by metro.

The hotel offers 120 stylish and spacious rooms of different categories with views of the city or Mount Mtatsminda. All rooms have a cozy and functional design and are equipped with everything needed for work and rest, including air conditioning, a work desk, tea and coffee facilities and free high-speed Wi-Fi.

MUSE restaurant, inspired by a music theme due to the hotel’s location close to the concert hall, offers international cuisine and local delicacies. A cozy lobby bar has a comprehensive list of local wines, as well as imported drinks and cocktails. Guests will enjoy a relaxing evening aperitif or digestif, or order coffee and snacks to go during the bar’s opening hours from 7 a.m. until 11 p.m.

Guests of the hotel will be able to keep fit and stay active throughout the day, even away from home, thanks to workouts in the modern gym. For various family events and business meetings, the hotel offers three well-equipped and functional venues with panoramic windows on the 6th and 7th floors as well as an outside terrace with a capacity of up to 200 people. It will be perfect for outdoor coffee breaks, cocktail parties or reception events.

Accor has appointed Holger Buchwald, who has more than 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry as the General Manager of both properties, Tbilisi Philharmonic Hotel by Mercure and Tbilisi Saburtalo Hotel by Mercure. Before accepting his new role, Holger held top managing positions across various hotels under the world-famous ibis, Novotel and Mövenpick brands.

“I am thrilled to lead these ambitious projects in Georgia. For every GM, each hotel is like a child: all of them are very different but still very dear to me. The main tasks that I set for myself are to ensure the successful operation of both hotels, as well as to educate and motivate young specialists in the hospitality industry in order to develop their talents and transfer new skills, which will help them to become highly sought-after professionals,” Holger Buchwald comments.

Tbilisi Saburtalo Hotel by Mercure will be located at Kazbegi Avenue in Tbilisi and will offer 152 rooms of various categories. The hotel’s infrastructure will include a gastronomic restaurant and a cocktail bar. Thanks to its central location Tbilisi Saburtalo Hotel by Mercure will boast easy access to the main tourist attractions of the capital, including the City Mall, Red Garden, Tbilisi Sports Palace and Vake Park.

Accor actively supports the development of the tourism industry in Georgia and strengthens its positioning in the country. The Group opened two hotels in Tbilisi last year and is planning to introduce several new properties in the capital later this year. Tbilisi Philharmonic Hotel by Mercure became the sixth Accor property in Georgia. The Group is planning further expansion in the country.

Vicky Karantzavelou
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