Lithuanian developer Tauropolis has announced plans for a reconstruction project to transform the former Tauras Brewery into a 4-star hotel with up to 250 rooms and a 3,000 square metre conference centre. The impressive complex of buildings, located atop Tauras Hill on a tree-lined street right next to Vilnius Old Town, will also feature a sports and spa complex, a large inner courtyard, and a multi-level underground parking lot.
The EUR 20 million reconstruction project is expected to commence in 2019 and should be completed by 2022. Moreover, the building’s 19th-century façade, along with other historical elements, will be preserved as part of the new hotel’s design.
The news comes amid Vilnius’ on-going hotel boom, which is now expected to add over 2,000 rooms to the city’s existing 5,000 over the next few years. In the last two months, two new properties – Courtyard Vilnius City Centre by Marriot and Design Group’s Hotel Pacai – opened their doors to the public. Properties from the likes of Accor Group, Hilton, Clarion and Radisson Red are among those contributing to the rapid expansion of Vilnius’ collection of hotels, which promises to give meeting planners many more options while positioning Lithuania’s capital as an attractive destination for meetings, events and incentives.