“Five Star” hotel at the Lake Shchuchye
Dec 21. Kazpravda
By Serik Temirgaliev
Today a new five-star hotel was formally opened on the coast of the Shchuchye Lake. The hotel which meets requirements of most sophisticated clients and designed to provide the highest level of service and comfort will give the resort the right to be called “Kazakh Switzerland”.
Tourism is one of the priorities in the development of Kazakhstan’s economy. Multiplicative effect on the tourist business will give boost to many sectors of entrepreneurship. It stimulates the development of construction, trade, agriculture, communications, production of goods and services, etc. In addition, the tourism industry provides significant revenues to the country. As noted President Nursultan Nazarbayev at the meeting on the development of northern regions in August this year, “….tourism is a huge source of income and part of the economy of any country.”
In his state-of the nation address “Socio-economic modernization – the main vector of Kazakhstan’s development” the President instructed to develop a systematic plan for the Burabay resort in Akmola region. This plan for 2012-2013 was approved by the Government in July of the current year. KZT 17.8 billion was allotted from the republican budget and the amendments introduced in October required allocation of additional 4.1 billion tenge.
In particular, it provides measures to improve the infrastructure of Shchuchinsk-Borovoye resort area: maintenance of roads, cleaning of lakes and improving tourist routes. As for the construction of new facilities, such as new hotels, they are assumed to be built by private sector. And the government’s approach is simple and clear: the state creates conditions, and private capital invests funds. In addition to the fundamental renewal of the infrastructure, also the state creates privileged tax regime in the special economic zone “Burabay”.
And this approach is paying off. The construction of the new five-star hotel on one of the most beautiful lakes of the Burabay – Shchuchye was completed and today it officially opens its doors. High quality services of the hotel are guaranteed by the management of a well known for its professionalism company Rixos.
The new hotel has 200 apartments. Even Deluxe rooms have high level of comfort, to say nothing of luxury Presidential Suite and Penthouse Suite! Interior design in the hotel was created by the famous German company Peter Silling & Associates, which specializes in interiors for high-class hotels around the world. Even the furniture was made specifically for the new hotel, on the sketches of German designers.
In summer the visitors will enjoy swimming in the waters of the lake and walking in the green pine and birch forests which surround the tourist complex. And in winter sledding and skiing trails, coasts, ice rink are at the disposal of those who prefer active living. Moreover, the necessary equipment can be rented at the hotel as well as at specially equipped rental stores.
In addition to an indoor heated swimming pool, large fitness and spa area and two restaurants the complex offers good opportunities for conferences, presentations and business meetings: there is a big ballroom and four meeting rooms – “Astana”, “Almaty”, “Istanbul” and “Ankara”.
The new tourist facility constructed within the state program of accelerated industrial -innovative development is a new standard of the hotel service and an example of a unique approach to the development of tourism in the Borovoye resort zone, based on international standards.