PPP to transform Gudauri ski resort

The Mountain Resorts Development Company (MRDC) and a local real estate development company have signed a deal.  The deal will transform Gudauri, one of Georgia’s leading mountain resorts into a world-class winter wonderland.

The deal was penned today between the MRDC under the Ministry of Economy of Georgia and Red-Co. It will see both sides come together to carry out new, unprecedented infrastructural activities at the resort.

Through the efforts of both sides, in the next few years will undergo a major transformation. It will turn the resort into a world leading ski resort.

The resort is located 120 km from the capital Tbilisi.

Last month Red-Co said it had purchased 50 hectares of land in Gudauri where it would build the world’s highest alpine resort zone.

The real estate company planned to invest $150 million in the development of Gudauri.

The master plan for the resort development was created by Ecosign Mountain Resort Planners of Canada.

Initially 10 hectares will be developed and this included the construction of 26 buildings.

Based on the Gudauri master plan two, three, four and five-star hotels will be built in the area, as well as aparthotels, townhouses, villas, ice rinks, restaurants, entertainment centers, sports grounds, shops, tennis courts, spa centers and a casino.

The resort will also  be equipped with modern underground and ground-level parking for more than 1,600 cars.

Meanwhile, Red-Co has already gained consent from Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide to build and operate a Sheraton and Four Points by Sheraton hotels in Gudauri.

MRDC said implementing of the development would be hard without state-initiated infrastructural projects.

It said the Government was about to begin comprehensive rehabilitation of Gudauri’s water systems, which will end the water provision problems that plague the resort.


Source: State-private partnership to transform Gudauri into world-class ski resort