JW Marriott Absheron Baku Hotel

The JW Marriott Absheron Baku is a high-rise hotel in Baku, Azerbaijan, opened in 2012. It is located on Azadliq Square next to Pushkin's Park and the Crescent Hotel on the edge of the Caspian Sea.[1]

JW Marriott Absheron Baku
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JW Marriott Absheron Baku Hotel is located in Azerbaijan
JW Marriott Absheron Baku Hotel
Location within Azerbaijan
General information
LocationBaku, Azerbaijan
Coordinates40°22′27″N 49°51′23″E / 40.37417°N 49.85639°E / 40.37417; 49.85639
Opening1 May 2012
Technical details
Floor count21
Other information
Number of rooms237
JW Marriott Absheron Hotel on stamp

The hotel is named for the previous Absheron Hotel which formerly stood on this site. It was established by the Soviet Intourist monopoly in 1985[2] and had 343 rooms on 16 floors. It was entirely demolished in 2009.[3]

The current JW Marriott-managed hotel of 237 rooms on 21 floors was built on the site[4] and opened on July 3, 2012.[5] It was described by author Ken Haley as an "imposing" hotel, with some rooms that have a "magnificent view of the city square and the sun-spangled expanse of the world's largest lake".[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Noble, John; Kohn, Michael; Systermans, Danielle (1 May 2008). Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan. Lonely Planet. p. 247. ISBN 978-1-74104-477-5. Retrieved 31 December 2011.
  2. ^ "All Russia Hotels". Archived from the original on 2010-11-07. Retrieved 2010-05-22.
  3. ^ "Absheron Hotel Demolition Work Project – Yeraltı Mühendislik".
  4. ^ https://www.hotelmanagement.net/design/reardonsmith-architects-completes-jw-marriott-absheron-baku-azerbaijan
  5. ^ "JW Marriott Absheron Baku Opens". 3 July 2012.
  6. ^ Haley, Ken (15 August 2011). Emails From the Edge. DoctorZed Publishing. p. 66. ISBN 978-1-921924-07-1. Retrieved 31 December 2011.

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