Grand Hotel Yerevan

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Grand Hotel Yerevan
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
OwnerRenco S.p.A.
ManagementSmall Luxury Hotels of the World
Technical details
Floor count4
Design and construction
Architect(s)Nikolai Buniatian
Other information
Number of rooms104
Number of restaurants4
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.


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. It was the first hotel opened in 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.[4]

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.[5]

Grand Hotel Yerevan is currently managed by the Small Luxury Hotels of the World since the beginning of 2017.[6]



  1. ^ Tours, Barev Armenia. "Royal Tulip Grand Hotel Yerevan : Hotels | Barev Armenia Tours".
  2. ^ "The Oldest Working Hotel in Yerevan…with Italian Soul". Grand Hotel Yerevan.
  3. ^ "«Երեւան» հյուրանոց' կենդանի պատմություն".
  4. ^ Green, Anna (August 11, 2017). "Grand Hotel Yerevan: A Living Legend of the City".
  5. ^ "Golden Tulip Hotel in Yerevan". Archived from the original on 2017-01-21. Retrieved 2016-12-04.
  6. ^ "Grand Hotel Yerevan, member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World". Archived from the original on 2017-10-20. Retrieved 2017-07-20.