Project of the Week: InterContinental Tirana

Our latest luxury Project of the Week is IHG Hotels & Resorts’ landmark first InterContinental hotel in Albania.

InterContinental Tirana in the eastern European’s capital city will be a major MICE (meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions)-focused addition to the region.

Golden tower

Rising 133 m into the Tirana skyline, the skyscraper will showcase the InterContinental Hotels & Resorts’ signature golden gleam throughout its exterior.

The tower will house 33 floors above ground and four below.

Luxury facilities

The newbuild hotel will have around 300 rooms and suites, while a relaxing wellness and leisure area will include an indoor pool, a luxury spa, steam room, sauna, treatment rooms and a gym.

With the top two floors accommodating a club lounge and a restaurant and bar boasting panoramic views across Albania, the rest of the property will also house several restaurants, bars and cafés, plus a casino, kids club, library and extensive underground parking.

Events excellence

Facilities for MICE, events and weddings will include a large conference centre with a ballroom, delivering a capacity of up to 1,000 people.

The ballroom will be one of the largest in Tirana, with no pillars for clear lines of sight.

Convenient location

The hotel will be 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 around 15 minutes’ drive from Tirana International Airport.

Partners and schedule

InterContinental Tirana is the result of a franchise agreement between IHG and Ram Geci, owner and president of Geci Group, a major Albanian infrastructure company, which also specialises in hospitality and tourism. The firm has around 20 years’ experience in hospitality, having been a shareholder since 2004 and sole owner of Tirana International Hotel since 2011.

The project’s design was entrusted to Italian architectural firm, Simone Micheli Architectural Hero.

Due to open in Q1 2025, the building’s construction is currently in full swing.