05.11.2012. The year 2012 has been the best year so far in terms of occupancy according to Michael Jacobi, General Manager of Radisson Blu Iveria Hotel. The Hotel has been in operation since September 2009 and its business levels have grown steadily since the opening according to Mr. Jacobi.
“A lot of business over the summer was related to the parliamentary elections on 1 October,” said Mr. Jacobi.
“October was a little bit quieter than initially forecasted which was linked to the election outcome. Several projects were on hold during the formation of the new government which affected the numbers of visitors coming to Tbilisi . We are optimistic about the rest of the year,” Jacobi said.
“We are predominantly a business hotel and mainly host visiting guests from outside of Georgia. Our key feeder markets remain the CIS and our neighbouring countries, however we also see increasing demand from areas in Western Europe, the United States as well as Asia,” Jacobi said.
Radisson Blu Iveria Hotel often hosts different celebrities from all around the world. Among the celebrity guests of Radisson Blu Iveria there have been Roberto Cavalli, Sharon Stone, Andy Garcia and many more.
“All of our guests are important to us and the real celebrities for us are the guests that are loyal and come back to stay with us over and over again. These guests get the real VIP treatment they deserve. We are proud to have built up a large number of repeat visitors already and this number is growing steadily,” Jacobi said.
According to Mr. Jacobi, as part of the Hotel’s Responsible Business Program they launched the Think Planet initiative in May of this year. This initiative aims to reduce 25% of electricity consumption by 2015 and 5% by the end of this year.
“We have a range of activities linked to energy saving and I am happy to report that we are exceeding the saving targets quite substantially,” he added.
“We have plenty of additional facilities at the Hotel. Our spa is a real wow factor. It is located on the top floors of the hotel with amazing views over Tbilisi . It is spread over 1,600 sq.m and its facilities include several treatment rooms, an infinity pool overlooking the city, sauna and steam rooms as well as a fantastic gym. The spa is one of the most popular facilities with our visitors,” Jacobi said.
Mr. Jacobi says that the Hotel welcomes competition as competition keeps them alert and on their toes.
“The best way to beat the competition is to offer better services, better facilities, friendlier staff and simply a better value offering. We have some very good hotels here in Tbilisi so we have to spend a lot of time and effort to stay ahead,” Jacobi said.
New Year is coming soon and as usual Radisson Blu Iveria Hotel will offer its guest different events and celebrations specially for this date.
“As in the last few years we will once again host a great party over New Year’s Eve, including an amazing live band and delicious food and beverages in a relaxed and fun atmosphere. I recommend people to call our hotel as soon as possible to make an early booking as the demand is already very high. We will also have some activity in our fantastic Filini Restaurant and there will be plenty of action over the Christmas period as well,” Jacobi said.
As Mr. Jacobi says, the Hotel is starting their super Sunday Brunch again, which will be the biggest and most generous brunch buffet that Tbilisi has seen so far.
“Brunch is starting from 4 November, timings are from 12.30pm to 3.30pm and include an all-you-can-eat buffet with live cooking stations, a designated kids’ corner as well as unlimited soft drinks, selected wine and beer,” Mr. Jacobi said.