METROPOLIS IN THE SLOVAK METROPOLIS
TriGranit presented Metropolis, Europe’s number one entertainment, commercial and conference center to be built at the borders of Bratislava.
The company’s newest planned development is on a 30-hectare site south of Bratislava, adjacent to the Petržalka and Jarovce districts. The site is strategically located at the intersection of the D2 and D4 highways that lead to Vienna, Bratislava, Budapest and Prague – the Heart of Europe. There are 4 international airports within 220 kilometers with 40 million passengers yearly, not to mention the tourists passing by on the high- and railways. This project will be the new destination of the region, dramatically increasing Slovakia’s tourism spend and number of visitors.
Metropolis as currently planned is a multifunctional development – gross buildable area will be more than 1 200 000 sqm – where one will find retail, leisure, Aqua Park, golf, hotels, casinos, cultural and congress facilities. The state-of-the-art design and development, the facility management and services entitle Metropolis to be compared to the most famous Las Vegas leisure and entertainment complexes.
The project has several planned phases: in the first one the shopping center, the aqua park and the leisure center with Adventure Park, three hotels and a US style casino with related amenities. Later phases will comprise of the conference facilities, golf courses, further casinos and luxury apartments, as well.
The 29 million people in the 220-kilometer catchment area represent the main target group for Metropolis. However this development will serve not only neighboring families but visitors from all over the world with high-quality leisure, entertainment and conference facilities.
The 1,5 billion Euro investment will create more than 10 thousand new job opportunities in its construction phase, which will last almost five years, and generate long-term financial, economic-diversification and reputation-enhancing benefits to the country.
TriGranit has committed itself to Slovakia’s real estate market for more than a decade now; it is the flagship country of the company. TriGranit’s first foreign development was realized in Slovakia in 2000. After several successful Hungarian projects the Polus Center, Bratislava was the company’s first foreign development. With this project TriGranit was a pioneer, because this was the Slovak capital’s first American style commercial and entertainment center. It was followed by the opening of Millennium Towers I, and II office towers – in 2001 and 2003 – what again fulfilled already the existing market demands. These were Bratislava’s first “A” class office buildings.
On the summer of 2008 another class „A” office tower was opened in the capital. The first phase of Lakeside Park offers more than 25,000 square meters office space and 500 parking spaces for rent, as part of the Lakeside Park complex. As a result of more than 200,000 square meters developments Bratislava – Nové Mesto became Bratislava’s new office center, attracting several other real estate developers and investors.
Harrah’s Entertainment Inc. – one of the operators planned for the complex – is the largest gaming entertainment company in the world. Harrah’s operates 54 casinos, hotels, convention and conference centers and golf courses on four different continents, just to mention the world famous Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada, or the Emerald Casino Resort in South Africa.
TriGranit is a fully integrated real estate investment, development and management company. With operations in 7 countries in Central and Eastern Europe, a large portfolio of completed trophy assets, and a pipeline of over Euro 4 billion of major mixed-use developments, as well as a number of public private partnership (PPP) investments, TriGranit is well positioned to participate in the expanding real estate markets.