by Ákos Budai | Hotel

CPI Property Group has introduced a project for the expansion of the Clarion Congress Hotel in České Budějovice, with extensions to hotel rooms and a brand a new multi-purpose hall. Investor confidence in the locality is strong, this year in České Budějovice, nearby the hotel, the Group will be completing the extensive reconstruction and brand new addition of the IGY shopping centre. The Group also owns and operates the Géčko shopping centre in České Budějovice.


“We see great potential in the long term attractiveness of the South Bohemian capital which has encouraged us to invest in this expansion. To the existing hotel we will create a completely new congress hall with a capacity of up to 800 visitors, with the addition of 75 new hotel rooms to be built on three floors”, said Zdeněk Havelka, Executive Director of CPI Property Group. 

The new multi-purpose hall along with new hotel rooms will be built on the existing car park, which will be replaced by a 263 capacity car park, with the ground floor below the congress hall remaining accessible for bus and truck parking. The primary object of the new extension will be the principal multi-purpose hall, designed for congress events, balls, concerts, exhibitions and other social events. Thanks to mobile partitions, space can be divided, allowing multiple events to take place simultaneously. There will be a 1000 square metre foyer, with two bars and facilities for guests and hotel staff. Above the congress hall and car park, 75 new hotel rooms will be located on three floors, adding to the existing 205 hotel rooms all in the four-star Clarion Hotel.
 
The start of construction is scheduled for the beginning of 2019, with the opening ceremony expected to take place in mid-2020. Construction costs are estimated at €14 million with total investment costs reaching €16 million.