Lately, everyone in the travel community seems to be talking about the Georgian capital, home to fantastic culinary, fashion, and culture scenes, a subtropical climate similar to Turkey or Greece, and the fabulous Rooms Hotel Tbilisi, a Design Hotels member since its 2014 opening. But in spring of next year, there will be a towering new reason to visit: Stamba Hotel, a five-story sister property to Rooms Hotel Tbilisi built in the same Soviet-era printing press, that will include a stunning basement-to-roof atrium offering sky views through the transparent floor of its rooftop swimming pool. After receiving these new images from our friends in Tbilisi, we’re more convinced than ever that Stamba will be one of the year’s most celebrated openings.
The post-industrial marvel will also include an upscale, ground-floor casino called Aviator, a hip subterranean cocktail bar, gallery spaces, a state-of-the-art fitness club and spa, and a terrace offering tremendous views of the city. Stamba’s “Lobby Jungle,” will be full of exotic plants and trees dispersed through the structure’s exposed industrial framework, while an antique German Printing Machine, produced in 1925 and used to make newspapers in the building throughout the Soviet era, will be the design centerpiece of the basement bar.