Stay at: Rooms Hotel Kazbegi

August 10, 2016

Georgia isn’t a destination frequented by many Westerners, but set against the dramatic backdrop of the Caucasus Mountain Range, the sleek and sophisticated Rooms Hotel Kazbegi might have you looking at the next available flight you can get to this seldom-visited country. 

All 156 guest rooms are designed to take in the best views possible of the impressive landscape, and the sun terrace must have one of the best views of any sun terrace anywhere.  

Staying in the hotel is an undoubtedly comfortable experience, with modern amenities comprising of a bar with a fireplace and cigar menu, library, casino, and indoor swimming views with the same breathtaking views. Yet with all its comforts and luxuries, there’s no pomposity in the look and feel of this retreat, which is the first of its kind in the remote area of the Caucasus. It has a homely, organic feel that remains sympathetic to its situation. The building itself — built of wood, glass and steel by Tbilisi-based duo Nata Janberidze and Keti Toloraia — has been designed to mimic the surrounding woodlands, blending into the landscape and nestling discreetly into the shadow of the mountains.

Hotelier Temur Ugulava founded Hotel Kazbegi after opening the doors of city-based Rooms Hotel Tbilisi with the goal of bringing hospitality to the next level in Georgia. It looks like he’s already succeeded.

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(Photos courtesy of Design Hotels™.)