ReardonSmith has been appointed to transform a famous 20th Century building on the bustling Kostava Street in Georgia’s capital city, Tbilisi, into a new landmark Hilton hotel.

The aim of the concept is to preserve the historic Soviet-era neo-classical architecture, enhancing it where appropriate with consideration and sensitivity. This will be achieved by retaining the current front façade along with the striking, full-height stained glass window in the entrance lobby, whilst taking the dominant architectural style of the original building as a basis for the contemporary redevelopment of the rear. The design will then be augmented by the addition of a spectacular glass roof section which will house the hotel’s rooftop skybar, pool and spa, offering guests unparalleled views of the city. Continuing this marriage between historic and contemporary design, a unique covered lobby atrium will be placed at the heart of the hotel, referencing the building’s history as the home of the Georgian Tea Trust.

The current plan is to create 206 luxury guestrooms, a 360 sqm pre-function and meeting space, and a 550 sqm ballroom.
ClientGranat LLC
ProjectConversion and extension
RSA RoleArchitect
OperatorHilton Hotels & Resorts
Project StatusDesign Development