This remote retreat is the very first of its kind in Georgia. The sleek 155-room hotel sports a geometric structure with balconies and a sun terrace fashioned from steel, glass, and timber. Wood-plank floors, walls, and ceilings mimic the surrounding terrain, while the odd splash of color and leather furnishings soften the interiors, with immense windows framing views of the dramatic Caucasus Mountain range. The nearby snowy peak of Mount Kazbek makes Rooms Hotel Kazbegi one of the world’s best destinations for heli-skiing.
MADE BY ORIGINALS
Temur Ugulava is a torchbearer for luxury in Georgia, blending the traditional with the contemporary to forge a new, design-conscious form of hospitality in the country. Under Ugulava, the Rooms Hotel Group—with properties in Kazbegi and Tbilisi—has put the Caucasus Mountain range on the map, as well as making it a new focal point for art and design in the Georgian capital’s Vera district.
ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN
Rooms Hotel Kazbegi is a remote hideaway in a geometric structure with a sun-worshipping personality. As reconstructed by the Adjara Arch Group, the hotel blends into its surroundings, while glass walls in rooms and many communal spaces keep nature and location firmly in guests’ minds. The interior design is minimalist and borrows from the country’s European and Asian heritage. Untreated wood floors, fireplaces, and rugs from the area add a rustic-chic character, while seating areas are walled by bookshelves to add coziness. Soviet Union-era posters adorn walls, and rooms employ a mushroom-taupe palette with the odd dash of color.