Situated 160 km north from Yerevan, the Avan Dzoraget hotel is located midway between the capitals of Armenia and Georgia. Although it was built in 2004 (main building), Tufenkian's Avan Dzoraget hotel is designed to evoke the historical romance and excitement associated with medieval Armenian castles. The exterior is made of basalt stone and Armenian culture permeates through the hotel; from the courtyard's sculpture of Taurus whose legs and sides are adorned with images from Armenian folktales to the pre-medieval Armenian script decorating the walls around the lobby to the arched doorways throughout the property.
Avan Dzoraget Hotel sits along the Debed River, nestled among the forest-covered hills and rocky slope of Caucasus Mountains. When not exploring the landscape, touring monasteries and monuments in the area, fishing or visiting the nearby villages, guests at Avan Dzoraget enjoy the views and serenity of the Debed River, as well as the hospitality and comfort Armenia is known for.