A room in the Stamba Hotel in Tblisi
Courtesy of Stamba Hotel

Stamba Hotel

Tblisi, Georgia

Solidifying the buzz around Tbilisi as an emerging travel destination is the Stamba Hotel, which opened earlier this summer in a Soviet-era publishing house, and features a glass-bottomed rooftop pool, on-site chocolatier and an elegant casino, all set around a five-story atrium. More than 80,000 books—scattered throughout the hotel, as design elements and for actual reading—pay homage to the Stamba’s history. —Abigail Abrams

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