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August 01, 2009

METROPOL Group of companies representatives presented the Baikal Harbor (Baikalskaya Gavan) Special Economic Tourism and Recreation Zone project to the Russian Hotel Management company (the ACCOR Group)

On July 30, the Territorial Administration of the Republic of Buryatia’s Federal Agency for Management of Federal Economic Zones (RosOEZ) hosted a meeting between METROPOL Group representatives and Philippe Bone, Development Director of the Russian Hotel Management company, which is part of the ACCOR Group.
The meeting included a presentation of the Baikal Harbor (Baikalskaya Gavan) Special Economic Tourism and Recreation Zone, as well as a discussion of issues concerning hotel business development and the potential construction of a hotel center in the city of Ulan-Ude.
A. P. Dumanov, who heads the Territorial Administration of the Republic of Buryatia’s RosOEZ, took part in the negotiations.

The Accor Group
The Accor Group (France) is one the world’s largest groups operating in the hotel business and services market.  A European leader in the hotels market, the Group was established in 1983.
The Accor Group owns and operates more than 4,000 hotels around the world, including those operating under the Sofitel, Novotel, Pullman, Mercure, Suite Hotel, All Seasons and other brand names.  The Group also manages the Ticket Restaurant and Luncheon Vouchers restaurant chains, as well as a number of casinos and tourism companies.
The Accor Group has a total of 200,000 employees.  Its 2008 revenues reached 7.74 billion euros, with the Group recording 575 million euros in net profit.
METROPOL Group’s participation in the Baikal Harbor project
The Putnik LLC Siberian travel agency, which is part of METROPOL Group of companies, is a resident of the Baikal Harbor Special Economic Tourism and Recreation Zone, which is located the Republic of Buryatia.
 METROPOL Group intends to implement a major development project in its efforts to create the Baikal Harbor Special Economic Tourism and Recreation Zone.  Specifically, the company plans to build the following facilities in the Baikal-shore village of Turka: a congress center with a unique convertible stage for hosting all types and levels of events; a harbor station with birthing facilities capable of accepting all existing and potential types of craft that are being used around Lake Baikal; the Fishing Village (Rybatskaya Derevnya) complex, which will include hotel rooms, exhibition areas, eco- and agro-tourism facilities, as well as trade and entertainment facilities; a world-class yacht club with a full range of services that meet generally-accepted yachting service standards; and public services and amenities that range from embankments, promenade areas, and a lighthouse to a miniature garden and modern and environmentally-safe engineering infrastructure facilities.


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