As construction of the new InterContinental Tirana hotel is nearing completion, the upper floors of the building give a glimpse of how it will look.
As IHG continues the expansion of its luxury an lifestyle growth in Europe, InterContinental Tirana will open in 2025.
The Franchise Agreement for InterContinental Tirana, a brand debut for InterContinental Hotels & Resorts in Albania, was signed in June 2022. The agreement is with Ram Geci, owner and President of Geci Group, one of Albania’s leading infrastructure companies. It also specializes in hospitality and tourism. The company has around 20 years’ experience in hospitality, having been a shareholder since 2004 and Sole Owner of Tirana International Hotel, Tirana, Albania, since 2011.
300 rooms and suites
The new-build InterContinental Tirana hotel will have around 300 rooms and suites, a large conference centre with a ballroom and a capacity of up to 1,000 people for MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conferences & Exhibitions) events and weddings. There will also be a luxury spa, and a rooftop restaurant and bar with panoramic views of the city.
The hotel is located within Tirana’s main Skanderbeg Square, close to key attractions such as the National Historical Museum, Castle of Tirana, Opera House, Art Gallery and the main institutions like the Albanian Parliament, Ministries, National Bank of Albania and Tirana Municipality. The property is just 15 minutes’ drive from Tirana International Airport.
In 2021, InterContinental Hotels & Resorts marked its 75th Diamond anniversary, and currently has 31 open hotels across Europe, and 214 open and 79 in the pipeline across the world. Recent signings in Europe include locations such as Crete, Canj – Montenegro and also elsewhere in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.
Facilities of the property in Tirana will include a relaxing wellness and leisure area including an indoor pool, steam room, sauna, treatment rooms and a gym. There will be several restaurants, bars and cafés, plus a casino, kids club, library and extensive underground parking.