With peaks reaching a formidable 5,000 metres, the dramatic Caucasus Mountain Range delivers a spectacular backdrop for this retreat – the first of its kind – in northern Georgia. Comprising 155 guestrooms – each with breathtaking vistas – the warm structure of wood, glass and steel has been designed by young Tbilisi-based duo Nata Janberidze and Keti Toloraia. A restaurant serving traditional Georgian fare interspersed with a host of international dishes is accompanied by a cozy bar with its own fireplace and cigar menu. Meanwhile a sweeping sun terrace provides a place to relax and soak in the rugged surroundings. Other facilities comprise a spacious lobby lounge, library, casino and indoor swimming pool, also with spectacular views of the mountains. For the more adventurous, a range of outdoor activities from quad-bike tours to heliskiing is on offer, while culture enthusiasts can explore the nearby landmark Gergeti Trinity Church.