Georgia will soon host tourists at a new hotel with individual rooms in the shape of Qvevri, a traditional egg-shaped earthenware vessel used for making, aging and storing wine.

The 'Qvevrebi Hotel' is being constructed in the city of Telavi, Kakheti- a region renowned for its winemaking traditions. 

The innovative idea is being implemented under the state program ‘Host in Georgia,’ a sub-component of the state program Enterprise Georgia. 

The hotel is expected to host tourists next year. It will have 29 rooms, of which 20 will have the shape of a Qvevri. It will also have a conference hall.

The cottages will be given the names of traditional Georgian wine types. The main purpose of the idea is to promote Georgian wine.

The hotel will be surrounded by outdoor pools, restaurants, bars, a vineyard, and have a kids’ corner.

The construction is set for completion in May 2021. 

Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Gakharia personally visited the construction site. 

The head of the government claimed that the development of tourism and the status of a safe tourist destination is especially important for the country now, given the current crisis due to the pandemic. 

He emphasized the importance of further development of adventure, eco, agro and wine tourism in the country. 

By Ana Dumbadze