The Grove stands out for its innovative architecture, clever, thoughtful interior design, and attentive service.
The unique façade was recognized by archdaily, “the world’s most visited architecture website,” in September, 2017. The article quotes the hotel’s architects explaining their design – “The urban role of the architecture was to serve as a visual bridge or a geometric modulation from the neighboring group of high office buildings to the low rhythm of historical housing, standing on the other flank. The building is shaped also to integrate the group of cypress trees the architecture attempts to embrace and honor the vegetation by serving as a giant planter for them. Name of the hotel is derived from that small grove of trees.”
It is one of Tbilisi’s cache of new, chic, high-end hotels. The Grove is pricey, but delivers on quality. The location is a bit unusual, on the left bank of the Mtkvari in a neighborhood known more for the gritty nearby football stadium and sprawling Dezerterebis Bazar than trendsetting, but is just a short taxi ride from the New Aghmashenebeli district and the younger, funkier Fabrika complex. Grove is a mature, upscale rendition of the funky modern aesthetic that is defining this generation of Tbilisi.
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