Project: Intourist Hotel

Description: New hotel with 150 guestrooms & suites

Location: Baku, Azerbaijan

Client: Pasha Construction

Architect: Reardon Smith

Year: 2013-2014

Intourist Hotel

The hotel, which is now part of Marriott International’s Autograph collection overlooks the Caspian Sea with close proximity to the historic old city, comprises 150 guest rooms and suites with full amenities.

The hotel was completed from conception to handover in 22 months including a period of 14 months for construction modelled on the previous landmark Intourist Hotel.

Black & White undertook full MEP services engineering with additional specialty services for AVIT, acoustics, fire and life safety and water features. Following contract award Black & White deployed a full team of engineers to oversee the MEP construction activities, testing, commissioning and ensure smooth handover to the hotel operator.

A challenging prerequisite of the client was to ensure all MEP systems were fully inspected for operational and workmanship defects and that all issues be satisfactorily resolved for a defect free handover. This was influential in the hotel being granted unconditional occupational status by the hotel operator’s international verification team, an unprecedented achievement for the region and rarely achieved internationally.