NEW YORK, Nov. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- TRUMP HOTEL COLLECTION™, the next generation of luxury hospitality, announces the development of Trump® International Hotel & Tower Baku. The 33-floor landmark will be located on Hasan Aliyev Street in the Nasimi District of Baku, Azerbaijan, and feature 72 ultra-luxury residences and 189 hotel rooms. With its incredible location neighboring the Zaha Hadid-designed cultural institution, Heydar Aliyev Center, spectacular views of the city and Caspian Sea, advanced design elements and superior amenities, Trump Baku will set a new standard for excellence in the region when it opens in June 2015.
"Trump International Hotel & Tower Baku represents the unwavering standard of excellence of The Trump Organization and our involvement in only the best global development projects," said Donald J. Trump, chairman and president of The Trump Organization. "When we open in 2015, visitors and residents will experience a luxurious property unlike anything else in Baku -- it will be among the finest in the world."
"This incredible building reflects the highest level of luxury and refinement, with extraordinary architecture inspired by the Caspian Sea and sophisticated interiors that seamlessly blend contemporary style with timeless appeal," said Ivanka Trump, executive vice president of development and acquisitions of The Trump Organization. "We are looking forward to bringing our unparalleled Trump services and amenities to Azerbaijan."
Baku-based owner and developer Garant Holding, one of the paramount companies in burgeoning Azerbaijan, brings vital local expertise to the project. "We are thrilled to work with The Trump Organization, the most renowned luxury developer in the world, to provide visitors to and residents of Baku with a world-class hotel and homes that bring a new generation of style, exclusivity and prestige," said Anar Mammadov, Shareholder of Garant Holding.
Soaring 33 stories above the Caspian Sea, Trump Baku is an oasis in the midst of a bustling city scape, located on 20,000 square meters (215,278 square feet) of land and surrounded by lush and expansive gardens, fountains and promenades. Located at a major crossroad, Trump Baku anchors the Eastern Gateway into the center of the city and nearby the acclaimed Heydar Aliyev Center. The exterior facade has a distinctive and striking silhouette resembling the mast of a sail in high seas and comprised of metallic bronze panels, glass openings, and private terraces. The design of the tower is being spearheaded by Mixity Design Ltd., headquartered in London, UK, with the construction being carried out by Garant Holding.
Conceived as an oasis of calm and luxury in the city center, Mixity Design Ltd. has created an aesthetic that blends classic and contemporary inspirations with an adventurous urban edge. Neutral grey and deep brown tones and soft textures are punctuated with high notes of purple, blues and black, creating a visual experience which is both soothing and exciting. Polished metal, beveled mirror and crisp stonework play on contrasts with the soft textiles and furnishings. Each interior space offers its own mood and character, with varying shades and finishes of natural stone, wood veneers, and lacquered surfaces.
The 72 spectacular residential units will be available on a long-term lease basis and feature expansive layouts, ranging in size from 84 to 890 square meters (904 to 9,579 square feet), with the finest fixtures and finishes. Residents will enjoy a matchless arrival experience as they enter their private drive equipped with a stunning water feature. The grand residential lobby will be adorned with a distinctive series of columns, clad in beige travertine, and feature a composition of horizontal and vertical light elements of back-lit, gold leaf textured glass.
The commercial areas of the building will serve both residents and hotel guests. Luxury amenities will include a 1,409 square-meter (15,166 square-foot) spa with indoor swimming pools, 400 square-meter (4,305 square-foot) fitness center, 1,950 square-meter (20,990 square-foot) business center, 147 square meters (1,582 square feet) of exclusive retail and a signature restaurant with a globally acclaimed restaurateur. Restaurant spaces are designed with robust settings for seating and dining, with an open kitchen, champagne bar, and garden rooms facing adjacent sweeping terraces. Outdoor dining and entertaining will be a defining experience at Trump Baku, with a variety of spaces that feature lush garden settings for meals, events and entertaining unlike any other in the city.
The hotel's expansive guestrooms, beginning at 60 square meters (645 square feet), will boast breathtaking city or sea views with varying configurations as the form of the building curves upwards. Each of the 189 guestrooms, inclusive of 30 spacious suites and 40 serviced apartments equipped with high-end kitchens, will feature natural stone walls, greyed oak veneers, and the transparency and reflection of interior glass facades, mirrors and lacquered wall panels.
Rising through two levels and overlooked by first floor galleries, the grand hotel lobby will bring a glamorous sense of arrival for hotel guests, yet is intimate in detail, with discreet seating areas, artwork and a variety of quiet corners. Rows of travertine and gold leaf columns fill the lobby areas, with a stunning cloud chandelier hanging above. A twisting spiral staircase, clad in curving steel and a rich Macassar ebony veneer, will connect to the meeting room suites on the first floor, dining and bar outlets at ground level, and the spectacular 500 square-meter (5,382 square-foot) ballroom and function areas below in the garden court. Trump Baku will offer 2,800 square meters (30,139 square feet) of meeting and event space.
As with all TRUMP HOTEL COLLECTION properties, hotel guests will have access to an exclusive range of services and signature programs, including Trump Attaché™, an unparalleled brand of personalized service, TRUMP CARD®, a privileges program with unrivaled member benefits and comprehensive fitness and nutrition amenities within Trump® Wellness.
"Trump International Hotel & Tower Baku exemplifies the market-leading design and location that our brand is known for," said Jim Petrus, chief operating officer, TRUMP HOTEL COLLECTION. "As our prestigious hotel collection continues to grow strategically, we believe that Baku presents a tremendous opportunity with its dynamic expansion and thorough appreciation of quality and luxury."
TRUMP HOTEL COLLECTION developments opening in 2016 are currently under construction in Washington, D.C., Vancouver and Rio de Janeiro.
About TRUMP HOTEL COLLECTION™
Launched in October 2007, TRUMP HOTEL COLLECTION™ is the next generation of luxury hospitality – one that is raising the bar in the top-tier travel experience with a level of customized service unrivaled in the market today. Presided over by internationally renowned developer Donald J. Trump and his three grown children – Donald Jr., Ivanka and Eric – the prestigious portfolio includes the highly acclaimed Trump International Hotel & Tower® New York, Trump International Hotel & Tower® Chicago, Trump International Hotel™ Las Vegas, Trump International Hotel™ Waikiki Beach Walk®, Trump SoHo® New York, Trump Ocean Club® International Hotel & Tower Panama, Trump International Hotel & Tower Toronto®, Trump National Doral® Miami, and Trump International Golf Links & Hotel™, Ireland. Trump® Hotel Rio de Janeiro, Trump International® Hotel & Tower Vancouver and Trump® International Hotel, Washington, D.C., a redevelopment of the historic Old Post Office Building, are slated to open in 2016. Reservations can be made at www.TRUMPHOTELCOLLECTION.com or by calling (855) TRUMP-00 (878-6700). TRUMP HOTEL COLLECTION is headquartered at Trump Tower, 725 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10022. Connect with TRUMP HOTEL COLLECTION on its social media pages.
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