“European Games are a kind of exam for the entire hotel business in Belarus”
December 21 2017
Minsk will accommodate all official participants of the 2nd European Games 2019. Hotel and students’ villiage capacity consists of about 6200 rooms, whereas the needed number is 4500. At the same time during the European Games in Baku, the minimum number of rooms required for accommodation of official EuroGames participants was 6,000, without taking into account placing of athletes. During the 2nd European Games in Minsk athletes will also live on the territory of the student’s village. For comparison, according to the Minsk City Executive Committee data on the management of household and hotel services, at the World Hockey Championship 2014 in Minsk the average load of hotels in May was 82.1%.
Five new hotels will be opened specially for the 2nd European Games 2019. Three of them will start their work at the beginning of next year: a three-star hotel with 200 rooms on Zybitskaya str., a three-star hotel with 190 rooms in a multifunctional complex on Oktabrskaya str. and another three-star hotel with 250 rooms at the intersection of Pobediteley Avenue and MKAD. If necessary, Games Guests will be accommodated in the Minsk region.
It is planned that in the near future the Foundation “Directorate of the 2nd European Games 2019” will create a special Internet platform, which is used at all major international multi-sport competitions. Electronic service will link all the processes of preparation and carrying the European Games and will also organize and monitor the placement of client groups. These include representatives of the European Olympic committees, dignitaries, technical officials, technical delegates, international media, partners and sponsors of the competitions. Thus, together with the accreditation process, guests of the European Games will be able to solve the accommodation issue.
“Such a large-scale event as the European Games is a kind of exam for the entire hotel business in Belarus. In order to prepare well for the European Games 2019 our hotels are now making every effort, so that in the month of apogee (June 2019) make the guests of the Games feel as comfortable as possible. It plays an important role for the particular hotel reputation, and for the image of our country as a whole. However, the legacy is of the main importance. First and foremost, it is professional personnel growth, experience of maximum occupancy over a long period of time, as well as improving the level and quality of provided services in the future”, – told the Director of Accommodation of the Foundation “Directorate of the 2nd European Games” Vitali Ablam.