Planned developments in Bratislava hospitality market

This article tracks announcements of new hotels in the wider Bratislava region in Slovakia based on information available from the news media, press releases and other open sources.

Old Town

Abba Hotel – Spanish hotel operator Abba Hoteles opened a 120-room four-star hotel at Stefanikova 4, near the presidential palace in 2011 (originally scheduled to open in 2008).

Belopotockeho – planned pension near the Slovak Radio building opening in 2008 but construction suspended due to residents‘ protests over planned removal of park.

Gorkeho – hotel planned in the building that used to house the directorate of the Slovak National Theatre, building currently for sale.

Main Train Station Area

Mercure Zabotova – four-star Accor property, opened late 2010.

New Centre Eurovea – Hotel Sheraton – opened on February 24, 2010 – Starwood Hotels signed a long-term agreement in October 2006 to operate the new, 207-room five-star Sheraton Hotel in the Eurovea zone near the new Slovak National Theatre, developed by Ballymore Properties.

Panenska – four-star Hotel Palais Habermeyer with 86 rooms planned to be built by Vienna International Hotelmanagement at quiet, narrow street Panenska intersection with Stetinova, was scheduled to open in 2007.

Panska – small hotel in historic building.

Rajska – business hotel under development by Irish group, now with a FOR SALE sign (Aug 2010).

Riverpark – 231-room, five-star Hotel Kempinski RiverPark planned by developer J&T real estate, opened in Summer 2010.

Saffron – business hotel in Radlinskeho to open in early 2012

Veterna – Hotel Yasmin with eight floors to be built by 2009 next to the Supreme Court building.


Airport Hotel Bratislava – the city is has reviewed environmental impacts of a proposed hotel with 93 beds in the vicinity of the Bratislava Airport.

Airport Hotel Chopin (originally planned to open as Express by Holiday Inn) – construction of 176-room hotel began 2007 near the Airport and Avion Shopping Park, to be operated by Key Hotels Group, now open.

Gate One Hotel – brand new hotel located in the Avion Shopping Center area with direct connection to the highway to Trnava (SK), Trencin (SK), Czech Republic and Austria. Now open.

Other parts of the city

Accor Hotels – Accor-Pannonia Hotels Rt, the Hungarian subsidiary of the French chain, which presently operates Bratislava’s Hotel Ibis, plans further hotels in Bratislava in the next few years (LexisNexis, March 29, 2006)

Artmedia Stadium – developer proposes new Hotel Hilton with 200 rooms and about 360 beds to be built within the new complex by the Petrzalka side of the Old Bridge by 2011.

Cakov-Makara 21 – design hotel with 21 rooms by Slovak architects Cakov and Makara at Roznavska, now open.

Central – developer at site of former Central Swimming Hall planning a 230-room business hotel (3-4*), to be operated by Austrian Lindner Hotels & Resorts

CEPIT – proposed hotel on the site of Vajnory CEPIT technology park/incubator to serve entrepreneurs visitng the centre, to be opened 2008 at the earliest

Devinska Nova Ves – Three-star wellness hotel W Hotel open in 2008

Einsteinova – proposed multifunctional building including a hotel with 10 floors, 7 suites and 105 doubles, developed by Microtech, s.r.o.

Ice Hockey Stadium – a DoubleTree by Hilton (initially built without all required construction permits) next to the Ondrej Nepela Arena, scheduled for opening in April 2011, before the 2011 World Ice Hockey Championship

Koliba Expo Pension – the traditional wooden „Koliba“ – rural house, constructed for the 1967 Montreal World Expo has undergone refurbishment in 2006 with the addition of four double rooms and two suites.

Hotel Prim – new ** hotel at Stara Vajnorska, with double and triple rooms, as well as suites and apartments.

Residence Tower – planned 107-metre tower at the junction of Mileticova and Jegeho should include a four-star hotel

Zelezna Studnicka – four-star hotel proposed by Euro Active Group, s.r.o., preliminary completion scheduled for late 2008 (, August 6, 2007)

Zelezna Studnicka – Bratislava city quarter Nove Mesto leased land near the chairlift in the popular outing area for the construction of a new hotel to Slovak company Snowdrop (SME, August 16, 2006)