The Park Hotel, located in the centre of Bishkek, offers a winning combination of five-star international standards and truly personalised service. The internationally oriented boutique hotel has almost 70 rooms, ranging from single deluxe to suites. The recently opened new section of the hotel offers mainly serviced apartments for longer stays. Each room is equipped with satellite TV, air conditioner, Internet access, lock box, mini bar and telephone with international access.
Okmot Almakuchukov is the co-owner of the hotel. He says, “We wanted to build a hotel in the city that could live up to international service standards and support the country’s economic development as well as the growth of the hospitality sector. We started off as a local family business and grew into a successful private enterprise with multiple properties such as the Club Hotel Royal Beach at Issyk-Kul lake. Our main focus is making our guests feel at home.”
The guests of Park Hotel can enjoy sophisticated traditional and European cuisine in the restaurant. For recreation purposes the hotel offers a fitness centre, swimming pool and a relaxing spa, sauna and hammam. Ideally located in the historical centre of Bishkek, the Park Hotel mainly serves corporate clients, government officials and members of international organisations in Kyrgyzstan. The hotel offers state-of-the-art conference facilities, which can serve for small boardroom meetings to international seminars. For leisure purposes, Park Hotel offers a broad range of tourism packages. For instance guests can book organised visits to Kyrgyzstan’s beautiful mountain areas.
In the increasingly competitive five-star hotel market in Bishkek, Park Hotel stands out for its friendly and professional service. To live up to international hospitality standards and demands, the staff is continuously trained to maintain and further develop their professional skills, making Park Hotel the perfect choice to stay in Bishkek.
As a former Minister of Tourism, Okmot Almakuchukov is interested in developing his country’s tourism industry. Kyrgyzstan is part of the ancient Silk Road, the traditional trading route connecting the East with the West. To realise the full potential of this authentic heritage, close cooperation between the neighbouring countries along the Silk Road is required in order to develop it into a first choice international tourist attraction. The country also offers diverse opportunities in terms of eco-tourism and extreme sports. This was illustrated by the hosting of the World Championship in Multisports ‘Red Goluas’ almost ten years ago. Recent economic and political developments and reforms facilitate the opportunity for realising similar future events.
In order to take advantage of this diverse tourism potential and opportunities in Kyrgyzstan, focus needs to be on foreign direct investments into the infrastructure as well as directly into the hospitality sector itself. Tourism is one of the key economic sectors in Kyrgyzstan which have significant investment prospects. European investors should realise that within a 2,000 km radius around Bishkek, there live more than 2 billion people, making it the ideal hub for Central Asia. What is required now, are more direct flights to the country connecting it to international key markets. At the same time other means of transportation and their infrastructure should be further developed such as motorways and railways.
The visa free regulations for 44 countries initiated by the Kyrgyz government in 2012 are a positive development in opening up Kyrgyzstan towards Europe and the rest of the World. Foreign investors can rely on the guidance and support of local Kyrgyz entrepreneurs for future business developments, such as joint ventures for projects in the tourism and hospitality industry. The biggest asset of the Kyrgyz people is their openness which will be the way to success. We wish you a warm welcome!