Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts has announced its latest project in Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan, which is set to open in 2015 in time for the first European Olympic Games.
Azerbaijan, is now one of the largest producers of oil and natural gas, and Baku is its economic and cultural heart. As the most densely-populated city in the Caucasus, it boasts of several universities, colleges, research institutes, theatres and museums.
Swissôtel Baku is ideally situated with a prominent, elevated position featuring unrivalled views across the city and its crescent shaped bay. The hotel is located in an elegant, residential area of the city and is close to the Parliament buildings. It is part of a mixed-use complex across two towers which will accommodate businesses, retail and entertainment outlets and numerous restaurants.
The new hotel will be situated in the taller, 160-metre tower and will offer 149 rooms and suites, as well as a Swissôtel Living with 45 furnished apartments and 80 Swissôtel Residences. Food and beverage offerings will include a lobby bar and lounge, an all-day restaurant, and a restaurant and bar on the top floor which will boast panoramic views over the city. Additional facilities will comprise a 2100sqm Pürovel Spa & Sport, the company’s signature spa brand, and 3000sqm of meeting and event facilities including a dedicated 900sqm outdoor space.