Over the next two years another gambling and entertainment complex may appear in Primorye. The company Shambala intends to implement the first stage of the project to create a high-level hotel with a casino in the region by 2020. Construction of the facility will begin this autumn.
The company Shambala became the resident of the project following the results of an open auction in June 2018. The investor announced the creation of an entertainment complex with a five-star hotel for 270 rooms, which will include casinos, restaurants, a bar area, several stages, a grand buffet with an open kitchen, a spa, a nightclub. The total investment is 8 billion rubles.
As reported in the Primorskiy Territory Development Corporation, at the moment the construction is already undergoing on the site.
“The company received permission to excavate, cut trees and bushes and a fertile layer in the projected development zone. The development of soil for the construction of the first stage is being carried out, to date more than 22,000 cubic meters of land have been developed,” - experts noted.
At present, the project documentation is at the approval stage. In autumn, after receiving a positive opinion of the state expertise, it is planned to start construction and installation works.
The concept of the project “Shambala” is prepared jointly by the staff of the project organization “PERSPECTIVE” and the international architectural company LLC AHR Studio (reorganized team of AEDAS), which designed such famous objects as The Venetian casino in Macau and Marina Bay Sands in Singapore. According to the information of the general director of Shambala CJSC Maxim Smolentsev, the company has a development strategy, according to which it plans to enter the all-Russian level.
Earlier it was reported that the construction of the facility is designed for two stages. At the first stage it is planned to build a gambling and entertainment complex with an area of more than 28 thousand square meters. The construction of the second stage, including a hotel complex and entertainment sector, will take about three years. After the implementation of the second stage, the buildings will be united into a single gambling and entertainment complex. The incorporation will take place in 2022.
According to the director of the Primorskiy Territory Development Corporation Igor Trofimov, Shambhala is one of the most promising Russian operators on the gambling and entertainment market in Russia.
“The company has been operating in the entertainment market for almost 15 years. Few Russian operators in practice worked on the creation of such facilities, which in the future can claim to receive the status of a world class facility and provide high-quality services. We are interested in such residents who will contribute to the development of the Primorskiy Territory not only with tax deductions, but will also contribute to the creation of a favorable image of the future resort and the whole region, and take an active part in the development of the resort,” - Igor Trofimov noted.
According to him, the implementation of the Shambala project will create more than 1 thousand jobs in the region. In order to organize a decent level of service, the resident undertook to provide employees with training in the high international standards of the hotel and entertainment industry.
We remind that the Primorskiy Territory Development Corporation in conjunction with the ANCOR recruitment agency plans to create a single personnel center, which will engage in the search, attraction and training of personnel from various regions of Russia to work at the entertainment center “Primorye”.
According to the Vice-Governor of the region Andrei Larin, the regional authorities are most interested in implementing the plan for the development of the Primorskiy Territory.
“The project of the entertainment resort “Primorye” is of great importance for the social and economic development of the region and promises to become one of the largest employers in the region. It is also an interesting international project that will be able to compete with the largest entertainment centers in Asia. We are aimed at creating the most comfortable conditions for the work of investors and are ready to provide comprehensive support to our partners. I am confident that the implementation of such a large-scale project will significantly increase the effect of the development of the tourism industry and increase the investment image of the region,” - the deputy head of the region said.
For reference: the first stage of the project of the gambling zone “Primorye” was completed after the opening of the first hotel complex with the casino Tigre de Cristal in 2015. In the second phase, by 2020, in addition to Shambala, two facilities - Naga Vladivostok and Selena -will open. Upon completion of the first phase of construction, these tourist facilities will include hotel and entertainment complexes with casinos, restaurants, bars, as well as trade pavilions, recreation areas and walking areas. According to the calculations of the corporation, after the opening of the two complexes, the gambling resort will be able to host more than 1.2 million tourists - this is an approximate annual capacity of new hotels, thanks to the creation of which the number of rooms will exceed 700 rooms. More than 4 thousand people will be employed at new facilities.