Marriott to open hotel in Batumi, on Black Sea

Marriott International will reportedly open a 38-story multifunctional complex under the name Alliance Palace in Georgia’s Black Sea town Batumi, which is the capital of Adjara, an autonomous republic in southwest Georgia.

As Georgia's Agenda reports, the hotels cost 65 million GEL to build and be located in the seaside boulevard and near the city’s elite district, close to the Justice House building.

The new complex is expected to open within two years. 

The architect-designer of the project is Mindia Gurgenidzet. "This will be an Alliance Palace hotel and apartments … where 1,700 local residents will be employed [during the building phase] and once operating the complex will have 600 employees permanently," said Georgia's Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili.

Recent, ongoing and future developments in the Adjara region was something PM Garibashvili spoke about at the opening ceremony, Agenda reports.

Garibashvili noted his support of the development of the hotel sector and said within the next three years 20 new hotels will be built in the region, of which four had already opened this year.