In the Georgian city of Telavi (Kakheti region), the Qvevrebi Hotel will open next year. It will be built in the shape of a qvevri - a traditional clay vessel which is used for the production, ageing and storage of wine.

The hotel will have 29 rooms (each will bear the name of a traditional Georgian wine), as well as a conference room. Around it there will be pools, restaurants, bars, a vineyard and playgrounds.

The innovative idea is being brought to life as part of the “Host in Georgia” state programme, which is an integral part of the Enterprise Georgia programme.

According to Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Gakharia, "The development of tourism within the country and the creation of the status of a safe tourist destination are especially important in these times of crisis due to the pandemic". The Minister emphasised the importance of the further development of adventure, eco-, agro- and wine tourism in the country.