The boutique hotel is located, in a 19th century historic building that has been granted a status of cultural heritage which was a historical residence of an old noble family Orbeliani, well known in high society of old Georgia. Back in those days the Orbeliani family used to host the delegations, aristocrats, famous writers and public figures with special warmth and respect for dinner and tea.
World Architecture & Design Awards 2019
Second Award | Category: Hospitality
Architects: Darejan (Daduna) Shatashvili
Team: Oliver Franz Schmidt, Natali Canas del Pozo and Lucas Echeveste Lacy
The architecture of Museum hotel is unique; The hotel is distinguished by its intimate atmosphere, idiosyncratic style, always upscale and combining historic details of 19th century with chic elegance. Hotel Museum is a new landmark. Therefore, as a brand it should communicate through distinctive style and become a symbol of modern Tbilisi. The ambiance of the hotel is quaint and homey and conveys a progressively forward style with fastidious décor.
It was the most complex building to reconstruct, rebuilt and tailor to modern requirements, while keeping most of the details intact and preserved. As a result of the reconstruction building maintained an authentic look, with its famous balconies, rails and ornaments. On the last floor we arranged vitrage spaces with glass roofing. The monument acquired modern elements. Due to the small dimensions of the spacious area, its authentically dominant appearance was preserved. Hotel Museum conveys the spirit of what may be considered as Georgian art. Its conceptual style creates cozy and comfortable atmosphere to enjoy what is “displayed” within its premises.
As every decent museum, it is a perfect place to embrace local culture, history and in addition, famous Georgian hospitality. Building is located in the heart of Tbilisi, just 100 m from the Famous Dry Bridge Flea Market and in a walking distance from Rustaveli Avenue, Narikala Fortress and ancient Sulfur baths. Museum Hotel combines 46 rooms, 2 food units and a conference room. This was one of the most difficult and successful results of cultural heritage reconstruction projects in Georgia.