Adjara Group : Stamba Hotel

The old printing press of Tiblissi (Georgia), a patrimonial testimony of Soviet architecture, is defined by an overt gross character. An aspect that has largely inspired the architects of Adjara Group who rehabilitate the manufacture in a luxury hotel, thanks to the addition of elements borrowed from the glamorous universe of the 1930 years.

Lighten a massive envelope made of bricks and concrete without removing its essence? A challenge that, far from frightening the Adjara Group teams, based in London, has been able to stimulate their creativity. Accustomed to bold renovation projects, the builders convert an obsolete manufacturing establishment in the heart of the city's main street into a hotel that is part of the dynamic spirit of the district.


While maintaining its layout and its original facade, the designers imagine an inn occupying a cavernous space that dialogue between inside and outside through games of heights and projections transforming the building into a lively and hospitable place, whatever the season.
The atrium of the grand entrance hall reveals the impressive structure of the building on five floors, letting emerge a series of balconies lit by a dim light made possible by the addition of a glass pool, installed on the roof , producing reflections that support the cozy atmosphere of the place The exposed beams, reinforced with red metal grids - which constitute the former printing drying beam -, exude a facade and roof entirely glazed, providing heat and natural light to the many vegetation elements of the hotel. The restaurant located on the ground floor - which it shares with the café, the bar and the chocolate factory - leads to a green inner courtyard which for the occasion becomes an attractive place for informal exchanges, in addition to residents, many inhabitants of the neighborhood. They enjoy local cuisine served between rough walls and mosaic pavements stylized by the presence of pastel-colored furniture and art-deco lighting.

The luxurious and industrial atmosphere continues to the upper floors, where the rooms, which enjoy considerable ceiling height, reveal original brick walls and generous openings. The penates testify to the know-how of the region, ranging from the ceramic tiles made by the local Pataki studio to the wallpapers, signed by designer Maya Sumbadze.
More than a place to sleep and eat, the hotel wants to be a veritable pool of entertainment and also has a casino, a bookstore, a museum and an amphitheater open to all.

A sanctuary hotel that makes its inhabitants travel through time and architectural trends.

To learn more, visit the website of Adjara Group

Photographs: DR

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