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Ex-brewery joins growing array of Vilnius hotels

The Lithuanian capital will get yet another unique property for visiting groups, meetings and events.

The Lithuanian developer Tauropolis has revealed plans for a reconstruction to transform a former city-centre brewery into a four-star hotel.

Adding to the hotel boom currently underway in Vilnius, the Tauras Brewery will metamorphose into a property with up to 250 rooms and a 3,000 square metre conference centre.

The complex of buildings located next to the green open space of Tauras Hill about a kilometre from the Old Town will also feature a sports and spa complex, a large inner courtyard and a multi-level underground parking area.

Work on the €20 million reconstruction project is expected to start in 2019 and it should be completed by 2022.

The building’s 19th-century façade will be preserved as part of the new hotel’s design, along with other historical elements such as the brewery’s characteristic chimneys.

Thousands of rooms
Vilnius’ ongoing hotel boom is now expected to add in excess of 2,000 rooms to the city’s existing 5,000 rooms over the next few years.

Two new properties – the modernist new-build Courtyard by Marriot Vilnius City Centre and Design Hotels’ more sedate, classical and historical five-star Hotel Pacai in the Old Town – have opened their doors to the public in the last two months.

Additional properties from the likes of AccorHotels, Hilton, Clarion and the Radisson Red brand are among those contributing to the rapid expansion of the Lithuanian capital’s array of hotels, which are promising to give meeting planners many more options for events and incentives.

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