Rotana announces portfolio expansion into Georgia

Rotana announces portfolio expansion into Georgia

Pontus Rotana Resort & Spa Gonio is located in the beach suburb of Batumi

Rotana has announced the agreement signing for Pontus Rotana Resort & Spa Gonio, with one of the largest developers in Georgia, Pontus Capital. 

The luxury resort, located in the beach suburb of Batumi, is expected to open in 2026, catering to both business and leisure travellers.  

Integrating traditional architecture with modern living, Pontus Rotana Resort & Spa will comprise 600 rooms and a range of services and amenities, including a private beach, dining venues, a spa, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a fully equipped wellness and fitness centre and a dedicated interactive kids play zone.  

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Commenting on the announcement, Rotana president and CEO Guy Hutchinson said: “We are excited to be partnering with Pontus Capital to debut the first Rotana branded five-star property in Georgia. 

"With glamourous 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.”  


Pontus Capital managing director Irakli Varshalomidze added: “We're pleased to welcome for the first time in Georgia hospitality management company Rotana to help realise this vision and create an extraordinary getaway for all. 

"Batumi, a truly all-four-seasons city with mesmerising natural beauty, is an attractive destination for visitors coming to Georgia. The Georgian culture and language have deep connections to the Arab world, making our partnership with Rotana a natural fit.” 

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