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Russia plans $70m indoor water park in Vladivostok

Russia has announced plans for a $70m indoor water park, hotel and entertainment complex on Russky Island in Vladivostok.

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Eastern Aqua Paradise LLC and VEB Engineering LLC have signed a cooperation agreement to develop Aquaparadise on Russky Island in Russia‘s Vladivostok, Inside Asian Gaming reports.

Aquaparadise comprises an indoor water park, shopping and entertainment area, and sports and recreation complex, as well as a Novotel-branded hotel. The development in Primorsky Krai is set to cost $70.7m.

Operated by the Accor Group, the hotel will be home to spa and fitness areas, business centres and restaurants. Aquaparadise will also feature a park with outdoor sports.

Primorsky Krai project to cost $70.7m

Minister for Economic Development in Primorye, Natalya Naboychenko, said: “I am confident that Aquaparadise will become the pearl of the seaside capital, which will push the weather and seasonal boundaries for all lovers of water and sports entertainment.”

“There is no doubt that the project of the Aquaparadise complex has significant social potential [and] with its implementation the seaside capital will finally meet global trends,” Naboychenko added.

“The initiative is included in the list of priority projects under the special control of the Governor of the Primorsky Territory, and the participation of such partners as VEB Group and Accor Group of companies inspires particular confidence in its success.”

Novotel-branded hotel at Aquaparadise

Primorsky Krai aims to become a regional tourism hub and already houses two casino resorts – Tigre de Cristal Hotel & Resort and Shambala Hotel. Additional developments from NagaCorp and Diamond Fortune are set to open by 2022.

“This is indeed a very large-scale, significant project both for the city and for our company,” said Alexis Delaroff, Accor general director for Russia, Ukraine, Georgia and the CIS (via East Russia).

“We don’t have many initiatives that combine event tourism, destination, and family vacations.”

Dream Island, the biggest indoor theme park in Europe, opened in Moscow in March 2020. It includes nine themed areas such as Hotel TransylvaniaSmurfs VillageHello Kitty and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

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