Best Western Hotels & Resorts announced the addition of three new affiliated hotels in the country of Georgia. The openings of Best Western Kutaisi, Best Western Plus Bakuriani and Best Western Plus Batumi are part of the company’s strategy to expand in the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) and Georgia. All three properties target different markets and are very unique – as one is a city center property, one is a ski resort and the other is a seafront hotel.
The newly-built Best Western Kutaisi is the only internationally-branded hotel in the city. The property is perfectly located in the heart of Kutaisi, Georgia’s legislative capital, which is also the home of the Parliament of Georgia. The hotel is less than two miles away from Kutaisi International Airport and is close to the historic center of the city, known for its cobbled streets, carefully restored 19th century houses and the famous White Bridge. Guests will also find Kutaisi as the perfect place to stroll around and explore UNESCO World Heritage sites, such as Bagrati Cathedral and Gelati Monastery.
Best Western Kutaisi is designed to offer a modern feel, while at the same time respecting and highlighting traditional elements of Georgian culture. The hotel also features a panoramic restaurant and a bar with mesmerising views of Kutaisi and the banks of the Rioni River, and a café where guests can enjoy a complimentary hot breakfast buffet each morning.
The newly-renovated Best Western Plus Bakuriani combines all of the key elements of a perfect skiing vacation. The hotel is located in Bakuriani – an alpine village surrounded with mountains and pinewoods. Bakuriani is one of the most famous ski resorts in the country and offers some of the best ski slopes. The newly-renovated five-story Best Western Plus Bakuriani features stylish and elegant guestrooms and suites, rustic-chic décor throughout the hotel, and an exceptional range of facilities including: several onsite dining options, complimentary parking, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, and a panoramic spa and wellness center. During the ski season, the hotel also offers complimentary transfers to the ski slopes, which are located just a short drive from the hotel.
Best Western Hotels & Resorts has also introduced an ideal seafront hotel – Best Western Plus Batumi. Located less than a mile from the seafront promenade and overlooking the Black Sea, the newly-built hotel is an ideal place to stay while visiting Georgia’s vibrant summer holiday capital – Batumi. This is not only Georgia’s holiday capital, but also one of the fastest developing areas and one of the main port cities of the country. Best Western Plus Batumi is also close to the Batumi International Airport and is an optimal base to explore the city’s sights such as the Dancing Fountain, Batumi Archaeological Museum, Art Museum of Batumi and much more.
Guests looking to enjoy local cuisine won’t have to travel far, as the Best Western Plus Batumi features several onsite restaurants. Both “Terrace 7” and the “Lobby Lounge” offer signature Georgian and European culinary delights in a cozy and welcoming atmosphere.
“We are delighted to continue growing our presence in CIS and Georgia with our properties now being as diverse as city center hotels, beachfront and skiing resorts. These three new openings are driven by a strong demand for business and leisure travel as the tourism boom in Georgia continues. It is a very promising market for travel and tourism and we definitely see the potential for further expansion opportunities in this region,” said Suzi Yoder, Senior Vice President of International Operations, Best Western Hotels & Resorts. “The new openings offer very exciting and yet such different destinations to choose from for an unforgettable trip, whether it’s business or leisure.”