Rotana will add 600 keys to its global footprint, with the launch of the five-star Pontus Rotana Resort & Spa, Gonio, which is set to be the country's largest hotel complex
Rotana has announced its newest venture, which will see the hospitality group make its foray in Georgia. The agreement for Pontus Rotana Resort & Spa, Gonio, is in partnership with one of the country's largest developers, Pontus Capital. The luxury property will be located in the beach suburb of Batumi and is expected to open in 2026, catering to both business and leisure travellers.
Integrating traditional architecture with modern living, Pontus Rotana Resort & Spa will offer 600 spacious rooms offering unobstructed views of the natural landscape. Guests staying at the property will also enjoy access to world-class gaming at the grand casino. The five-star property will offer an additional range of services and amenities, including a private beach, exquisite dining venues, a serene spa, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a fully equipped wellness and fitness centre as well as a dedicated interactive play zone for kids.
Guy Hutchinson, President & CEO of Rotana, said: “We are excited to be partnering with Pontus Capital to debut the first Rotana branded five-star property in Georgia. Complete with glamorous architecture, a variety of fine-dining venues and elevated recreation facilities, Pontus Rotana Resort & Spa will deliver on our singular brand promise of ‘Treasured Time’ for guests and visitors alike. The 600-key property marks a significant milestone for Rotana as we continue to expand our footprint internationally with new regions in the pipeline, and we look forward to the property’s successful launch.”
A beautiful coastal town nestled along the Black Sea coast, Gonio is renowned for its picturesque beaches and lush green mountains. Pontus Rotana Resort & Spa will provide a beautiful backdrop for visitors to enjoy while they relax on the private beach or explore the local town. Batumi International Airport is only seven minutes away from Gonio, while the city centre of Batumi is 14 minutes away, and it is also a short 10-minute drive to the Turkish border near Sarfi.
Irakli Varshalomidze, Managing Director from Pontus Capital, added: “We are pleased to welcome, for the first time in Georgia, one of the largest hospitality management companies, Rotana, to help realise this vision and create an extraordinary getaway for all. Batumi, a truly all-four-season city with mesmerising natural beauty, offers an attractive destination for visitors to experience Georgia. The Georgian culture and language have deep connections to the Arab world, making our partnership with Rotana a natural fit.”