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Radisson Collection Tsinandali Estate, Georgia

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The Radisson Collection Tsinandali Estate, is a luxury hotel situated next to the 18 hectare park and house of the 19th century Georgian poet and writer Prince Alexander Chavchavadze. The property features its own winery, a revitalising Spa plus an outdoor infinity swimming pool on a top-floor terrace that overlooks the mountains,

Spanish Mexican architect Christina Gabas, along with industrial lighting designerIngo Maurer and Georgian artist Tamara Kvesitadze, have transformed Tsinandali Estate into a haven of elegance and creative expression. They’ve cleverly integrated the old and the new and even included an impressive open-air amphitheatre for up to 1,200 guests.

Who for

Businessmen, singles, couples and families who want to get away from it all and relax in complete comfort. A perfect place for both weddings and business meetings and attractive for gourmets and wine lovers with its 40 hectare vineyard.

 Accommodation

The 124 rooms have been designed to match the serenity of the area and have been inspired by the seasons. Choose from Standard, Premium, Superior, Family, Junior Suite and Suite. Soothing colour and natural materials give way to views of the Caucasus Mountains, vineyards and forests.

Radisson Collection Tsinandali Estate Premium Room

We stayed in a Collection Premium Room with views over the estate from the floor to ceiling windows. A comfortable King size bed with décor in warm autumn colours ensured a good night’s sleep. Free Wi-Fi, Nespresso Machine, Tea Kettle, complimentary bottled water, gowns, slippers are all standard. You even get a free garment pressing service.

Food and Drink

International and Georgian delicacies await at Prince Alexander, the hotel’s all-day restaurant, opening on to the leafy courtyard. Natella, is a Georgian restaurant with an open terrace with dishes inspired by the local Kakhetian cuisine. Seasonal ingredients and local produce are a feature, celebrating 8,000 years of Georgian Cuisine. Culinary classes are also on offer.

For tasting of local Tsinandali Estate wines, the Gaumarjos Wine Bar offers their exclusive historical wine selection. Wine degustation is available at any time during opening hours. The Library Bar, lined with books, offers a great selection of wines and cocktails served in a smart and sophisticated setting.

Radisson Collection Tsinandali Estate Library Bar

The Pool Bar, on the rooftop terrace, offers great views over the park and Caucasus while sipping a refreshing cocktail or healthy smoothie. For a unique wine experience visit the estate’s own winery for a tour and tastings of the different vintages of the “Tsinandali”.

Facilities

The Anne Semonin Spa includes a Finnish sauna, steam room and a range of body procedures, body wraps, holistic treatments and exclusive wine experiences.  There are two pools indoor and outdoor.

Radisson Collection Tsinandali Estate Indoor Pool

The indoor pool has retractable transparent walls and roof, plus a children’s area, perfect for any season. The rooftop heated infinity pool has gorgeous panoramic views over the Tsinandali Vineyard. Next to it is the 24 hour Fitness Centre, fully equipped with state-of the art exercise machines and training equipment. There are also tennis courts.

Three independent conference rooms are designed for groups of 10 to 80. A large lounge accommodating 400 visitors is on the first floor of the hotel. The 600-seat indoor ballroom and banquet hall offers a stunning space for functions.

For special events the 1000 seat amphitheatre is ideal for concerts, weddings, and theatrical and opera performances. In the grounds, a large hall-style gallery in the yard of the Tsinandali Estate, behind the Chavchavadze House Museum, can host themed functions for up to 400 guests. The hotel also stages regular theatre performances and concerts.

How much

Rooms at the Radisson Collection Tsinandali Estate start from $250 including breakfast.

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 What’s nearby?

Tsinandali Estate is the cradle of classical winemaking of Georgia, the place where Georgian wine was first bottled. In the winery, you can view Prince Chavchavadze’s remarkable wine collection of 16,500 bottles including the oldest wine in Georgia. The vineyards have been restored and wine production has resumed with excellent results.

The Chavchavadze Palace in Tsinandali was built in 1886 and is now a museum. Inside are the preserved personal belongings of Chavchavadze family members including Georgian, Russian and French furniture plus various household items from the 18th and 19th centuries.

The surrounding park covers 18 hectares and the Tsinandali decorative garden is considered to be one of the few remaining examples of early 19th Century landscape design. Here visitors can see not only local species of trees and shrubs but also exotic plants from the Mediterranean, China, America and Japan.

The hotel makes a good base to visit the surrounding wineries of Kakheti and the region’s capital of Telavi. Tbilisi is two hour’s drive away with the sister hotel, the Radisson Blu Iveria, a comfortable base to explore the city.

VERDICT:

More than just a hotel, the Radisson Collection Tsinandali Estate is a destination in its own right. Enjoy wine tastings in the hotel’s own winery, visit the historic house and gardens of Prince Chavchavadze or just relax in the rooftop infinity pool gazing at the Caucasus Mountains, sipping a cocktail.

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