The new hotel and entertainment complex costing around €36m will be constructed by local builders Merko Ehitus Eesti.
According to Armin Karu, chairman of the board of Olympic Entertainment Group, “this will be a unique and exclusive establishment for Estonia, which offers a combination of extraordinary entertainment and accommodation services for business and leisure tourists, and which can be successfully sold also to such foreign markets as Northern and Central Europe as well as Russia.”
In addition to the construction, Merko Ehitus will also manage the design process and lead as a main contractor for the decorating and furnishing of the building, said Tiit Roben, CEO of Merko Ehitus Eesti.
The building project involves the radical conversion of the existing Hotel, an eight-storey, 121-room hotel dating from 1969. It will be replaced by a 13-storey outstanding hotel and entertainment complex designed by Tallinn architect Meelis Press. The new building will be structured as a low, 4-storey building topped by a 9-storey high section.
The lower part will contain the lobby, a casino, a conference centre, spa and restaurant. The higher part will contain rooms and suites. The top three floors will be executive floors, where rooms have French balconies. The top floor of the hotel will hold an executive lounge. There will be a parking lot under the building with a landing deck for helicopters still under consideration.
Michael Collini, vice president development for Turkey, Russia & Eastern Europe at Hilton Worldwide, said the following about the project: “Hilton Tallinn is a superb example of our core Hilton brand expanding in capital cities and popular destinations across the region. Due to the hotel’s extensive business and leisure amenities we expect it to appeal to both international and local guests.
We feel there is a diverse demand mix for the hotel’s high quality accommodation, which includes 202 guest rooms and suites.”