The CEO of Kisfaludy 2030 Turistikai Nonprofit Fejlesztő Zrt. Called tourism the driving force of the Hungarian economy on Tuesday at the opening of the four-star hotel in Debrecen, downtown.
Péter Horváth reminded that in 2019 tourism accounted for 14 percent of GDP, and he wants to reach this share again next year.
The Hungarian government supported the HUF 8.2 billion investment of the four-star, 155-room business hotel with more than HUF 3.4 billion through the Kisfaludy program.
was spoken at the event, which was held on the occasion of the contractors reaching the highest point of the hotel building.
From the resources of the Kisfaludy program, 147 projects in Debrecen are HUF 19.2 million, and in Hajdú-Bihar, 1,150 projects are about 37 minutes.
Gyula Szűcs, the chairman and CEO of Szinorg Universal Zrt., which owns the builder Bajcsy-Invest Kft., said that the first international hotel industry brand, the Mercure hotel chain, can be seen in Debrecen with the construction of the downtown hotel.
László Papp (Fidesz-KDNP), The mayor of Debrecen spoke of the city “facing a strong tourist autumn”. According to him, there will be a full house in all hotels this weekend as well, the number of guest nights increased by 11 percent in the summer more than, the autumn reservations show an even higher proportion. There are always about a thousand rooms missing in Debrecen at the moment, which is only alleviated in most hotels under construction, he added.
Lajos Kósa, the Fidesz parliamentarian of the region called the first steps of the Golden Bull block rehabilitation the investment of the Mercure hotel, followed by the renovation of the Golden Bull hotel in the investment of the Mathias Corvinus Collegium. There will be underground parking in the area and the Jewish Quarter will be renewed as well. In the next 4-5 years, this will be one of the largest mass rehabilitations in Debrecen, added the former mayor of Debrecen.
The 3,300-square-foot prospective Mercure hotel will have 155 rooms on 310 floors with 310 seats, in addition to the facility you will receive a restaurant with 120 seats, a bar and lounge, or an open restaurant terrace. In addition, a 120-seat conference room and an underground garage will be built.
Mercure is a mid-range hotel brand created in France in 1973 and purchased by Accor in 1975. Mercure has 810 hotel operators in 63 countries.
The business hotel in Debrecen is planned to be completed next summer.