As the demand for tourist accommodation in Kyrgyzstan was increasing, a Swiss marketing manager and a Kyrgyz manager of a local tourist office decided to establish a hotel which meets Western standards in the city of Karakol on Lake Issyk-Kul.
The hotel attracts Western tourists, employees of international organizations and companies, as well as tourists from neighboring countries. The distinctive design of the “House of the Tien Shan” and its high quality service is stimulating tourism in a region, which until then had not provided adequate accommodation to visitors. Employees have participated in a hotel training course conducted by a Swiss expert, giving them the requisite skills in hotel management. As tourism is one of the main industries in Kyrgyzstan, providing quality services to tourists will also stimulate the local economy by generating hard currency income.
The sponsors received a loan from the SECO Start-up Fund to finance part of the costs of constructing and equipping the hotel.
Creation of 13 jobs