Baku, Azerbaijan, Oct.18
President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev and his spouse, First Lady Mehriban Aliyeva have reviewed the conditions created at a new block of Naftalan Hotel by Rixos.
It was informed that the foundation of the hotel was laid in 2008. The 200-bed facility covers a total area of 8 hectares. The facility, which was previously called Gashalti Sanatorium, was reconstructed last year. The interior of the new block, which was created using classic and avant-garde architectural elements, features original furniture and accessories.
Departments of Naftalan therapy, SPA therapy, physical therapy, rehabilitation, as well as a fitness room operate in the healthcare center block. Tourists will be offered dishes of Azerbaijani and world cuisine in the restaurants. The hotel also has a water treatments block consisting of a swimming pool, an iodine-bromine bath, a swimming pool for underwater exercises, a sauna and other departments. Taking into account the possibilities of the sanatorium, modern x-ray, ultrasound, dentistry, urology, cardiology, musculoskeletal and skin diseases departments will be created in the near future.
The hotel, which also features an entertainment section, has a gym, a sunbathing terrace and a fountain complex. The facility employs 182 people. The majority of the staff are local residents.
The head of state reviewed the rooms of the hotel. It has 163 rooms which meet modern standards.
The excellent conditions created in Naftalan Hotel by Rixos once again confirm the development of the hotel industry in Azerbaijan and indicate a gradual increase in the special role of this field in the non-oil sector.