Marriott International has announced it will be opening its first Luxury Collection hotel in Armenia. The Alexander will expand the well-known hotel brand to Yerevan, one of the world’s oldest cities and a historical intersection between the East and West.
“Shaped by rich traditions, coveted treasures and a storied history, the city of Yerevan truly encapsulates the spirit of The Luxury Collection,” said Jenni Benzaquen, Vice President of Luxury Brands, Europe at Marriott International. “The Alexander will provide sophisticated, independently-minded global explorers and locals alike with an unparalleled level of luxury in this fascinating destination.
The Alexander is conveniently close to the city’s famous Republic Square as well as numerous landmarks and cultural sights. The striking hotel reflects the city’s distinctive architecture, incorporating an 18th-century façade at its entrance and Armenian motifs throughout, led by Alexander James Interior Design.
Offering 114 spacious guest rooms and suites in total, The Alexander boasts select rooms with private balconies and an over 500-metre Presidential Suite that occupies an entire floor. In addition, there is the alluring Alexander Spa by Annie Semonin, a state-of-the-art fitness centre, a full-service beauty salon and the city’s first indoor pool, backed by breathtaking vistas of Mount Ararat.
Italiano Ristorante resides on the top floor and is under the expert direction of internationally-respected culinary professionals. Guests can try a smoked local trout or other Armenian-inspired dishes alongside modern Italian cuisine. The adjacent bar shares stunning views with perfectly-paired cocktails and an impressive wine selection that includes the finest local vintages.
Additional dining options include The Keys Aficionado’s Private Club, which offers a sophisticatedly-designed bar and wine cellar; Gabriel’s Bar and Lounge, a relaxed space serving small bites and refreshments; and the elegant Gabriel’s Patisserie, with its curated blends of tea and coffee, accompanied by a mouth-watering selection of decadent French and Armenian sweet treats.
For business or social occasions, The Alexander features five elegantly-furnished meeting rooms, all of which can be combined into an expansive space to accommodate events up to 160 guests. The spaces are additionally equipped with the latest audio-visual technology and an expert team on hand.
Guests can conveniently explore Yerevan with many of the city’s unique attractions just steps away from the hotel, including the Institute of Ancient Manuscripts, the whimsical Seven Fountains and the National Art Gallery. Travellers will even have exclusive access to the services of The Alexander’s expert Concierge team, who will personalized excursions to immerse them in authentic Armenia.