Radisson Hotel Group has announced the signing of The Telegraph, A Radisson Collection Hotel in partnership with Silk Road Group. Built in the 1970s by architects V. Aleqsi-Meskhishvili and T. Mikashavidze, the Telegraph is one of the city’s most recognisable Soviet-era buildings and winner of the National State Award in 1983. Located on Rustaveli Avenue, it is pivotal to the wider redevelopment of Freedom Square and Republic Square as a prominent tourist attraction.
The Telegraph, A Radisson Collection Hotel will be the second Radisson Collection hotel, the fourth property in collaboration with Silk Road Group, and the seventh hotel in operation and in development in Georgia. Scheduled to open in 2024, the property will consist of 222 guestrooms and suites, with a unique Food Hall and a bridge connection to the adjacent Radisson Blu Iveria Hotel, Tbilisi City Centre. The leading international architectural designers, Neri & Hu, will be responsible for the interior design.
The Telegraph’s Food Hall will feature eight different outlets, including a Grand Georgian Café, bringing tableside service back from the past, as well as Thai, Italian, and Grill offerings, all with specific drink concepts including, local wine, craft beer, and a Negroni Bar. In addition to the Food Hall, there will also be a Central Bar which will become the latest hotspot in town, a Library lounge featuring a daily radio show, a grooming shop, quality retail shopping, a fitness studio which includes a full-size boxing ring, and The Study, a unique and flexible meeting space equipped with state-of-the-art audio-visual technology as well as Hybrid Meeting Solutions and co-working spaces. With its variety of venues, the hotel is expected to attract both business and leisure guests to the heart of Georgia’s capital.
Tbilisi is known for its remarkable architectural landmarks, impressive history, culturally diverse atmosphere, as well as its food and wine gastronomic excellence. Due to its prime location on the Silk Road, European and Asian powers have vied for control of this historic transit city. As a result, Tbilisi blends multiple architectural styles, including medieval, neoclassical, and Stalinist inspirations. Along with its historic buildings and cobbled streets, travelers can discover modern and contemporary influences and eclectic cafés all over the city, making it the perfect weekend getaway and one of the most beautiful cities in Europe.
David Jenkins, Vice President Business Development, Radisson Hotel Group, says: “We’re very pleased to continue our longstanding partnership with Silk Road Group on another amazing signing in Georgia as we expand our global portfolio and footprint in Georgia. Radisson Collection is a premium lifestyle brand of iconic properties located in unique locations, providing immediate access to the local culture. We are excited to offer unforgettable experiences and memorable moments to our discerning guests at this unique hotel, offering not only beautifully- designed guest rooms, but also incredible facilities. With the signing of The Telegraph, A Radisson Collection Hotel, our portfolio in Georgia, which currently includes three properties in operation, will grow to four to join the Radisson Blu Hotel, Batumi, the Radisson Blu Iveria Hotel, Tbilisi, and the Tsinandali Estate, a Radisson Collection Hotel. In 2022 and 2023, we will also be introducing two new brands, Radisson RED and Radisson to Tbilisi respectively.”
George Ramishvili, the founder & the Chairman of the Silk Road Group said: “It’s with great pleasure that we announce another major hotel signing as we continue our long-term relationship with Radisson Hotel Group. Our investments in Georgian hospitality since 2007 have overcome many challenges, so we are all the more excited to now bring a new level of luxury to Georgia with the development of The Telegraph, A Radisson Collection Hotel in Tbilisi. We take great pride in giving new life to one of the most iconic and historical buildings in our capital. This is one further step towards our vision of making the wider area, especially Republic Square, a major tourist hot spot.”
The Telegraph is the first building in the Caucasus to be redeveloped according to the LEED Gold standards for environmental impact, marking a significant investment in the wellbeing of the community. With the health and safety of guests and team members as its top priority, The Telegraph, A Radisson Collection Hotel is implementing the Radisson Hotels Safety Protocol program. The in-depth cleaning and disinfection protocols were developed in partnership with SGS, the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company, and are designed to ensure guest safety and peace of mind from check-in to check-out.