Grand Hotel Yerevan

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Grand Hotel Yerevan
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Grand Hotel Yerevan is located in Armenia
Grand Hotel Yerevan
Location within Armenia
General information
LocationYerevan, Armenia
Coordinates40°10′53″N 44°30′59″E / 40.18139°N 44.51639°E / 40.18139; 44.51639
Opening1926
OwnerRenco S.p.A
ManagementSmall Luxury Hotels of the World
Technical details
Floor count4
Design and construction
ArchitectNikolai Buniatian
Other information
Number of rooms104
Number of restaurants4
Website
Official website

Grand Hotel Yerevan (Armenian: Գրանդ Հոթել Երևան), also known as GHY is a 5-star hotel in the central Kentron District of Yerevan, Armenia. It was opened in 1926, during the Soviet period, as a state-owned enterprise. It is one of the oldest hotels in modern Armenia, as well as the oldest functioning Hotel in Yerevan.[1][2]

The hotel is located on 14 Abovyan Street, overlooking the Charles Aznavour Square is adjacent to the Artists' Union of Armenia.

History[edit]

The hotel was opened in 1926 as a state-owned hotel of the Armenian SSR, based on the design of architect Nikolai Buniatian. It was known as the "Intourist Hotel", named after the Intourist agency, which was the regulating body of the hotels and tourism within the Soviet Union. Thus, Yerevan Hotel became the first hotel that was opened within Soviet Armenia.[3]

During the 1930s, the hotel became the regular meeting place of the intellectuals of the city including Yeghishe Charents, Yervand Kochar and Vahram Papazian.[citation needed]

In 1959, the Intourist agency was transferred to the newly opened Armenia Hotel at the Republic Square, and the Intourist Hotel came to be known as the "Yerevan Hotel".

After the collapse of the USSR, Yerevan Hotel was acquired by the Italian company Renco S.p.A, and after a major renovation it was reopened as the 4-star "Golden Tulip Hotel Yerevan" in 1999, operated by the Groupe du Louvre. In 2009, following a major renovation, the structure was upgraded to a 5-star hotel to become known as the Royal Tulip Grand Hotel Yerevan until the end of 2016.[4]

Grand Hotel Yerevan is currently managed by the Small Luxury Hotels of the World since the beginning of 2017.[5]

Features[edit]

The hotel has an outdoor swimming pool on the roof, a health and spa centre, the Italian "Ristorante Rossini", the "Dolce Vita" bar, the "Winter Garden" café, and the "Zanzibar" outdoor bar. The hotel is also home to 4 conference halls.

Grand Hotel Yerevan is among the regular venues that host the events of the Golden Apricot Yerevan International Film Festival.

The hotel can be reached via the nearby Republic Square underground station.

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Grand Hotel Yerevan
  2. ^ Grand Hotel Yerevan history
  3. ^ «Երեւան» հյուրանոց` կենդանի պատմություն
  4. ^ "Golden Tulip Hotel in Yerevan". Archived from the original on 2017-01-21. Retrieved 2016-12-04.
  5. ^ Grand Hotel Yerevan, member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World