By Yelena Mishenkova
The future Greenplaza Hotel is to be constructed seven kilometres from Minsk National Airport, at the crossroads of the M1 and M2 motorways. It is to welcome its first guests in 2013. “The hotel will offer 97 rooms, in addition to a swimming pool, a sauna and a restaurant,” explains Lyudmila Nichvayuk, the Director of the building company — Agorabel JSC. “Those wishing to holiday independently can stay in traditional wooden cabins and we are planning a barbecue zone, with a Russian stove.”
Prior to designing the hotel, foreign experience of road-side services was studied, with a German company participating at the development stage. Agorabel JSC has already received construction documentation and has concluded an investment agreement with the Minsk Regional Executive Committee. Work has begun, envisaging $12m of investments (the company’s own funds and loans).
The company has previously constructed a business centre and now acts as a sub-contractor for several Minsk housing sites.