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Stamba Hotel takes its responsibilities to heart: representing Georgia and forging a more conscious path forward. To create the Tbilisi hotel, Adjara Arch Group renovated a former Soviet publishing house while maintaining the original structure, façade, and details of historical significance. To further reduce its footprint, the designers used a variety of repurposed, reclaimed, and vintage pieces to craft the interiors. Stamba benefits from the Adjara Group’s large farm, which yields enough produce to cover nearly all of its needs. The hotel itself is home to Space Farm, Georgia’s first vertical farm, where organic leafy greens, edible flowers, strawberries, and miniature vegetables are grown. Built across 200 square meters, the facility uses 75 percent less water than traditional farming. Stamba has become a cultural touchstone in the city, supporting initiatives such as Oxygen – Biennial of Contemporary Arts, Propaganda: an in-house arts council organization, Tbilisi Photography and Multimedia Museum, Tbilisi Architecture Biennial, and more, and showcasing the work of local artists.
The property is set inside a former Soviet structure with minimal adaptations. The interiors of Stamba feature repurposed, reclaimed, or vintage pieces, including furnishings, rugs, and various décor elements.
Waste is sorted and disposed of appropriately. The hotel collaborates with a company that recycles used cooking oil, glass, paper, and aluminum cans into new products.
The hotel uses eco-friendly appliances and minimizes electricity usage to lower its footprint.
Stamba benefits from the Adjara Group’s large farm, which provides most of the produce the hotel needs for its restaurants. The hotel grows herbs and microgreens in its interior vertical farm.
Stamba has invested in numerous cultural initiatives, including Oxygen – Biennial of Contemporary Arts, Propaganda: an in-house arts council organization, Tbilisi Photography and Multimedia Museum, Tbilisi Architecture Biennial, and more.
Stamba regularly promotes no-luxury getaways, in-country tours, historically aware excursions, various mindfulness programs, and wellness with nature.
A dedicated bus transports staff to and from work. The hotel also encourages slow travel through its guest communications.
Adjara Group won the Corporate Responsibility Award category Gender Equality (SDG 5). Its project, Strengthening Gender Equality, was named the best among 15 other projects that were selected for the second round.
The hotel’s events, marketing campaigns, and PR activities regularly speak of sustainability, community building, and mutual responsibility within political, cultural, and environmental fields.
We spoke with the team at Stamba Hotel to learn the latest on the hotel’s conscious journey.
Stamba works to implement sustainability measures when balancing economic development and environmental protection, which are both crucial to human well-being and the rights of future generations. The company behind the property, Adjara Group, continuously researches the forms of economic growth that will ensure the well-being of society in the short, medium and, most importantly, long term.
Stamba Hotel’s sustainability monitoring and strategic planning division works closely with the Georgian National Tourism Administration, governmental and business associations, and the cultural industry to make collective progress in sustainable hospitality.
Our primary aspiration is to strengthen Georgian representation, which includes urban transformation, philanthropy, and inclusivity. Hybrid in its concept, Stamba Hotel aligns with our vision that hospitality means being hospitable and prioritizing community and experiences.
The hotel supports local producers and businesses, including winemakers, local farmers, and independent small enterprises. Stamba considers its social responsibility to support the local contemporary art and cultural scene by contributing to its development and creating creative, all-inclusive ecosystems. Stamba Hotel regularly purchases artworks by Georgia-based and Georgian artists and creates spaces to display artists’ work.
Stamba hosts many cultural events that are always free to attend, including readings; concerts; art exhibitions; and talks on the environment, gender, ethnic minorities, multiculturalism, and sustainable development.
Due to limited resources, it can be difficult to build the necessary infrastructure within the company, such as space for storing waste and placing bins, for example. Operational team members change frequently, and challenges may arise regarding raising awareness. Guest and staff involvement is an essential component of implementing a sustainability policy. We use internal and external social campaigns to raise awareness and encourage eco-friendly activities.