A gem in the heart of Tbilisi, Stamba Hotel is an industrial-chic celebration of the city’s ever-evolving identity. What was once Georgia’s most important printing house now houses a design hotel, a high-end pink cocktail bar, and Tbilisi’s first urban vertical farm. Stamba’s eclectic lobby feels like a fusion between a museum, a factory, and a greenhouse. With plants hanging over floor-to ceiling mahogany bookshelves, the atrium is a tropical escape next door to Rustaveli Avenue’s concrete jungle. If luxury with a touch of Georgian brutalism is your interior design preference, taking a bath in a free-standing Victorian bathtub while sipping a glass of Sarajishvili cognac in an exposed red-brick room is exactly what you need. A hub for foreign and local creatives, Stamba is an ode to an historical building, an overarching sensorial experience through the vintage and the modern.
— Head down to the Pink Bar to try the exclusive Stamba Sour, a Pisco Sour with a touch of tkhemali, Georgian plum sauce.
— Visit the new Tbilisi Photo and Multimedia Museum, an all-female-run gallery space in Stamba exhibiting photography from local, regional, and international artists.
— Take a break from the buzz of Tbilisi and head to Rooms Hotels Kazbegi, a stylish alpine hotel with stunning views over the Kazbegi mountain range. Depending on the season, the drive can take between three and five hours. It’s worth the effort, though.