New hotels will use Belarusian produce to the utmost.
Fifteen new hotels have been constructed for the Ice Hockey World Championship in Minsk, and already, almost all the rooms have been booked before the important sporting event. The President opened one more four star site — Renaissance Minsk Hotel.
The concept of the hotel is interesting, with its interiors seemingly reflecting the atmosphere of the Belarusian nature. Renaissance positions itself not only as a place where one can comfortably spend time, the hotel also takes on the role of a guide, trying its best to present the country to the guests. The first visitors will be participants of the world hockey forum.
Mr. Lukashenko familiarised himself with the hotel and accommodation facilities. During the IIHF World Championship in Minsk, the hotel will accommodate delegations of six participating states: the hockey teams of Canada, Norway, Slovakia, Denmark, the Czech Republic and Sweden.
The new hotel offers 264 comfortable rooms — from standard singles to presidential suites — alongside several conference halls, an indoor swimming pool, Jacuzzi and sauna, as well as a gym, a fitness centre, spa, bars and a restaurant. All rooms have high-speed Internet and interactive television. Each hotel of the Renaissance brand boasts something reflecting the national flavour and character. In the Minsk hotel these are the motifs of Belarusian nature, including of the Belovezhskaya Pushcha.
Speaking about the quality of products, Mr. Lukashenko highly praised the Belarusian goods. He also noted that Belarusian products ‘may not be wrapped as beautifully as in the West, but they boast superb quality. Something that Europe can learn from us’. In particular, this includes furniture, which can be used to equip all hotels, the President believes.
The new hotel complex is built according to the design of Belarusian specialists using the money of Russian investors. Speaking to the hotel leadership about preparation of the hotel staff, Mr. Lukashenko noted that Belarusians need to learn from the experience of their foreign colleagues in this issue. Meanwhile, the brand of the Renaissance Minsk Hotel belongs to one of the largest and most recognisable hotel chains of the world — Marriot International — which includes around 4,000 hotels in 72 countries of the world.