An old Soviet resort got a modern makeover that transformed it into a stunning mountain retreat facing the dramatic Caucasus Mountain Range in Georgia. Tbilisi-based duo Nata Janberidze and Keti Toloraia restored the brutalist building, giving it a warm, earthy vibe by adding wood to the exterior and allowing the structure to embrace the surrounding nature.
The building combines rustic and industrial aesthetics as a way of reconciling its architectural legacy with the appreciation of its alpine surroundings. It features 155 guestrooms that offer expansive views of the mountains. This openness toward the landscape is present throughout the structure, including the sweeping sun terrace and indoor pool.
The restored building is now the new home of the Rooms Hotels Kazbegi, named after a 19th-century Georgian poet. Other facilities include a spacious lobby lounge, library, and casino. Guest can enjoy a range of outdoor activities–from quad-bike tours to heliskiing– and explore the area’s landmarks like the Gergeti Trinity Church.