Radisson Blu Iveria Hotel, Tbilisi Wins The Best New Hotel Award

By The Rezidor Hotel Group, PRNE
Wednesday, May 18, 2011

BRUSSELS, May 19, 2011 - Radisson Blu Iveria Hotel, Tbilisi has won the award of The Best New
Hotel in Central Asia and Turkey presented by the CATHIC (Central Asia and
Turkey Hotel Investment Conference

A jury of prominent hotel and tourism experts has selected what has
become the leading luxury hotel in Georgia from among all recently opened
hotels in the Caucasus and Central Asian region. The award has been
officially presented during the CATHIC 2011 event, which took place in
Istanbul from 7 to 9 February 2011.

"As for the new player in the traveling and hospitality business
receiving this award is a great honor for us," said Atakan Turhan, general
manager of the Radisson Blu Iveria Hotel Tbilisi. (

"CATHIC gives perfect opportunity to meet potential business partners and
get the inside track on new developments and how hoteliers are driving
profits in these challenging times at the largest gathering of hotel
investors, operators and developers from Central Asia and Turkey. By
receiving this award we are sure that not only our hotel will benefit from it
but the country and city as well."

The chairman of the Turkish general contractor of the hotel in Tbilisi,
(www.radissonblu.com/hotel-tbilisi/location) Haluk Kaya of Uchgen
Group, was also awarded the Outstanding Achievement Award by CATHIC for his
lifetime achievements.

The Rezidor Hotel group, one of the fastest growing hotel companies
worldwide opened its flagship hotel, the Radisson Blu Iveria Hotel, in
September 2009. The hotel offers a new standard of luxury for business and
leisure travelers in Tbilisi. Standing at 70 meters tall, it is said to be
one of the tallest buildings in the city. This building was designed in the
style of high-tech and modern. The contemporary exterior is clad in
reflective glass and copper, shimmering above the waters of the Mtkvari River
and is constructed mainly of reflective glass cladding. Each of the hotel
rooms in Tbilisi, (www.radissonblu.com/hotel-tbilisi/rooms) as well as
the restaurant and bar are fresh and modern and have a beautiful view over
the city.

The Radisson Blu Iveria Hotel was the first to open an international
brand SPA center in Georgia. The wellness and fitness centre spread over the
eighteenth and nineteenth floors of the hotel is represented by the French
SPA brand "Anne Semonin".

The hotel boasts some of the most impressive event facilities and meeting
Rooms in Tbilisi, (www.radissonblu.com/hotel-tbilisi/meetings)
totaling 826 square meters. Spread over 346 square meters, the Iveria
Ballroom is one of the most popular and demanded venue in the city for
holding conferences, meetings, receptions and weddings.

According to the Guest Satisfaction Survey Medallia, the Radisson Blu
Iveria Hotel is in the top ten list among the 300 Rezidor Group Hotels in
Europe, Asia and Africa. This is truly impressive achievement for a young
hotel like the Radisson Blu Iveria.

    Christiane Reiter
    Director Corporate Communications
    The Rezidor Hotel Group
    Avenue Du Bourget 44
    B-1130 Brüssel


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