Hostel Black Lion, located in Kutaisi, will renovate operating in Kutaisi in the near future. The hostel was closed due to the pandemic. During this time, the founders of the hostel bought their own building and are now in the process of renovation.
The founder of "Black Tomato" told BMG that the hotel will combine seven private and two common rooms, a terrace, a yard and a wine bar.
Elene Zamtaradze also talks about the branch of "Black Tomato" in Tbilisi, which also stopped functioning during the pandemic. A she says, they are not planning to renovate the hotel in the capital city yet.
"The vintage-type hostel started receiving guests in April 2019. Our main segment was European visitors and that’s why we had a very difficult time in 2020 with the onset of the pandemic. We had to stop because we could not cope with this challenge with our resources and we often covered the costs with our own salary. After stabilizing the situation, we realized that "Black Tomatoes" could not disappear so easily, we did not give up and bought the building. Our new location is 24 Gogebashvili street, Sapichkhia district. Now we are in the process of renovation so that we can receive vacationers by the end of the year. The renovated Black Tomato will combine seven private rooms, two common rooms, a wine bar, terrace and a larger yard for more socializing," says Elene Zamtaradze.