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At opening of first Marriott hotel Azerbaijan announced plans of becoming a world tourism center

Baku, Fineko/abc.az. Hotel JW Marriott Absheron, the first hotel of Marriott International network in Azerbaijan designed for up to 243 rooms has opened in Baku.

The hotel has a 3-storey center Abşeron Spa, 13 meeting rooms, including the East Hall with area of 1,208 sq m. The being built underground passage will run from the hotel courtyard to the seaside boulevard.

At the opening of the hotel Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev stated that the opening of Marriott hotel is a really important event for the development of Baku.

"The appearance of Marriott in Azerbaijan is also a sign of ongoing development in Azerbaijan. Construction of the hotel is as well a sign of attention given to Azerbaijan by investors. We welcome the investment in all areas, and I am very pleased that the current investments are made in tourism and hotel sector. Four 5-star hotels have been opened in Baku over the last year alone and another two 5-star ones will open in the coming months. I think this is unique case in the history of the region. Within 1-1.5 years the country’s capital has been opened six 5-star hotels. I am sure that these six 5-star hotels will not be enough for us. As the development of our country, our city is so rapid, the number of those who desire to come to Baku is growing so fast that I think there is a great need for construction of hotels in the future as well,” President Aliyev said.

The President also focused on the development of the tourism potential of the country’s regions.

"5-star hotels are also being built in the regions of Azerbaijan. Shahdagh winter & summer ski center will open at the end of this year. Currently, there is built a few five star hotels. I want Azerbaijan to become one of the major tourist centers of the region and the world. There possibilities for that,” he added.

 


02.04.2012 09:21


   


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