On July 24, 2013, Mayor of Tbilisi Gigi Ugulava issued a special zone permit to build a hotel on a piece of land located at 68 Chavchavadze Avenue, Tbilisi. In September, Tbilisi Architecture Service approved an architectural project by Graali LLC and issued a permit. Environmentalists discovered that the July 24 permit granted a private company exclusive rights to build a hotel in Vake Park. The park is located at 68 Chavchavadze Avenue and is registered as recreation area 2. In the meantime, a banner disseminated by the construction company advertised a hotel built in Vake Park.