The Rezidor Hotel Group has announced the Radisson Blu Resort, Tsinandali in Georgia.
The property featuring 100 rooms is scheduled to welcome the first guests in 2014.
Tsinandali lies in the province of Kakheti, one of the most popular tourism regions of Georgia; east of the capital city Tbilisi and bordered by the Greater Caucasus Mountains to the North.
“We are delighted to add a rare vintage to our growing collection of contemporary resorts,” said Kurt Ritter, president of Rezidor.
“The Radisson Blu Resort, Tsinandali is being developed in the heart of Georgia’s ancient viniculture region. The hotel, surrounded by 19th century vineyards and botanical gardens, is of historical significance.
“The Tsinandali estate includes two museums, one to the aristocratic poet Prince Alexander Chavchavdze, who built the winery in the first half of the 19th century, and the second to the rich variety of Georgian wine and gastronomy.”
The Tsinandali estate has seen a colourful selection of guests in its past, including poets and writers such as Dumas and Pushkin.
The property is regionally very well known as a notable venue for cultural and corporate events, conferences and weddings.
The new hotel building, designed by New York based architect John Fotiadis in contemporary style, will be in harmony with, and partly linked to, the rehabilitated wine estate.
It will include 100 rooms, a specialist gourmet restaurant with outdoor terrace, a lounge, as well as cigar and pool bars. Uniquely the property will feature an original wine cellar of over 4,000sqm, exclusively available for special occasions and tastings.
Additional leisure facilities comprise extensive spa facilities of over 1,000sqm, treatment rooms, a gym, a relaxation area, and an infinity swimming pool with breathtaking views of the Caucasus Mountain range.