Best luxury hotels in Tbilisi 2022
Georgia’s capital – formerly known as Tiflis – has a long and colorful history, dating back to the 5th century. Much of this heritage is reflected in the buildings, ranging from Eastern Orthodox churches to Art Nouveau architecture and mid-century Soviet structures. But it also has many modern prints; a bustling nightclub scene, clandestine cafes, bohemian restaurants, artists’ studios and trendy hotels. If you like to stay ahead of the curve when it comes to the next big thing in city breaks, you absolutely must book a trip to Tbilisi – and here’s where to stay when you do.
Rooms Hotel Tbilisi
Like many places in the city, this building has an interesting industrial past. Formerly a publishing house, it is in the suburb of Vera, occupying eight floors. There are 125 rooms, each with minibars, Marshall speakers, Prija bath products, balconies, and contemporary artwork. The design was inspired by New York in the 1930s (a vibe that’s aided by the property’s warehouse/loft architecture). Comfortable tan leather and velvet sofas and art deco orb lighting contrast with the industrial chic accents, creating a fashionable yet cozy vibe. The restaurant follows the Big Apple theme in its menus, with farm-to-table fare and there are two bars, one outdoor.
With rooms and spaces that could be mistaken for a Greenwich Village loft, Stamba is simple but cool. Very cool. Stay in an Aviator or Terrace Suite, with features like art deco-inspired tan leather beds, white beamed ceilings, gold and black freestanding tubs, glossy khaki paint, and large abstracts — lots of efforts have been invested in the detail of the design, with lots of retro objects. The lobby is filled with floor-to-ceiling bookcases and living trees, offsetting the brutalist architecture. Stamba has its own space farm, growing baby and leafy greens, edible flowers, strawberries, and miniature vegetables for the hotel’s cafe, chocolate factory, and all-day Asian restaurant. It also has a photography museum, an amphitheater and a Pink Bar.
Marriott Hotel Tbilisi
On sophisticated Rustaveli Avenue, this five-star Marriott hotel offers classic grandeur with its impressive facade, towering crystal chandeliers, interior palm trees, and marble bathrooms. Rooms take on a more modern feel with geographic motifs, contemporary mid-century-inspired furnishings, and a warm yet minimalist approach to decor. Each is soundproofed and equipped with Acca Kappa toiletries, coffee maker, mini-bar, lighted makeup mirror, bathrobes and slippers. the Majestic Lounge & Bar.
Wyndham Grand Tbilisi
Close to the Marriott, the Wyndham is an excellent option for accessing a spa. The wellness center has a fitness room, heated indoor swimming pool and sauna, with a large selection of treatments. Guests can dine on European cuisine 24 hours a day at the Lobby Lounge and receive a complimentary continental breakfast daily. Rooms come with toiletries, pillowtop mattresses, and epic views, while Superior Suites — housed in a dramatic glass dome — have unusual curved floor-to-ceiling windows in geometric panes.