Mariam Kvrivishvili, the Deputy Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia, on Wednesday joined the opening of Holiday Inn Express Tbilisi Avlabari, a new hotel of the brand in capital Tbilisi, the Ministry of Economy said, Trend reports with reference to Agenda.
In comments for the event, Kvrivishvili welcomed the new facility, built in a $12.5 million Kazakh investment, from the “very famous” international brand.
She said the investment strengthened the “friendship and cooperation” between Georgia and Kazakhstan, and added she hoped the hotel would become a “motivating” factor for its investor to discuss similar opportunities in other “touristically active regions” of Georgia.
Up to 50 new jobs have been created with the opening of the hotel, which has been described as being “suitable for both leisure and business guests”.
The new facility is a second Holiday Inn location in the capital after its hotel located on the downtown 26 May Square.