Avan Shushi Plaza Hotel

The Avan Shushi Plaza Hotel opened its doors to guests in August 2011. It is located in Shushi City, Nagorno-Karabakh.

The hotel Avan Shushi and its tourist centre represent a project of development of the city. It is an important economic development activity for Shushi, which will provide a long-term framework for the development of the city as a cultural, tourism and educational centre.

This project includes the renovation of a hotel, the city, a historic Eastern market, an old caravanserai, a historic bath and restaurants that will give birth to a dynamic tourist centre. The region will host festivals, fairs, parades and other types of activities.

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Located in the heart of the tourist centre, Avan Shushi Plaza Hotel features a conference room and 31 rooms. Nearby, one may find the town’s several most valuable historic buildings, Ghazantshetsots and Kanach Zham churches, Natavan Manor, the historic bazaar, Shushi Fortress, and the Persian Mosque.

Avan Shushi Plaza Hotel offers a warm and friendly atmosphere, excellent service and spacious rooms with breathtaking views. The hotel allows guests to enjoy themselves at the bar of the hotel or to relax in its spa. You may taste traditional Armenian cuisine and plan a baptism or wedding in the banquet hall.

All the 31 rooms of the hotel are equipped with all the necessary amenities and facilities to satisfy the customers’ needs: air conditioning, satellite television, free Internet connection, and other services.

Breakfast is also included in the room rate; it is served in the hotel's restaurant. The hotel also has a bar with wonderful views of the city. If you wish, you can visit the carpet gallery and the nearby historic Shushi baths. The hotel offers a friendly and warm atmosphere, as well as a high-quality customer service. Founded in 2005, the Avan Ishkhan Partnership's mission is to restore the historic district of Shushi. It was created by a group regularly visiting Artsakh, who later attended a charity event organized in the United States.

The town of Shushi is located on a plateau in the heart of Artsakh, ten kilometres from the capital of Stepanakert. Thanks to its geographical position, this plateau has always played an important strategic role.

Shushi quickly developed while becoming one of the intellectual centres of the Caucasus in the 19th century. Countless political thinkers and the cultural elite of the Caucasian Armenians were trained there.

The magnificent Cathedral of the Holy Savior (1868 - 1887) dominates the main square of the city. During its construction, it was the cathedral of Etchmiadzin which was taken as a model (the floor plan is the cross with four projecting apses). It is one of the largest churches of Artsakh.

On the territory of the town of Shushi, various potteries of the XIV-XIII BC have been found, which testifies to the existence of a fortress. The city served as a defensive fortification, which was later fortified with a defensive wall. In this area, there were also ancient cemeteries with traditional Armenian stone crosses dating back to the 9th-12th centuries. Since 1820, Shushi is considered a major Armenian cultural centre; the city has five printing companies that publish more than 150 books. Shushi is currently considered a historic sanctuary in full development.