Accor to debut Swissôtel in Kyrgyzstan

Rendering provided by The Big Picture, which is developing the project’s conceptual architectural solutions in collaboration with Blank Architects.
Accor has signed a cooperation agreement with Kyrgyz real estate firm SK Development to open the first Swissôtel in the central Asian country.

The new 100-room premium hotel will open on the shore of Issyk-Kul Lake, one of the largest lakes in the region, in 2026.

Going for golf

Combining Swiss hospitality, excellent service and stylish modern design, the five-star Swissôtel Issyk-Kul Lake will be designed to offer exceptional recreational and wellness services.

The hotel will be located by Kyrgyzstan’s first international golf resort, in the country’s northeast, featuring an 18-hole course, a golf academy and extensive infrastructure. With a total area of 105 hectares, the year-round site will boast a design winding through hilly terrain and elevation changes.

Important infrastructure

Rooms and apartments will be available in various categories, designed according to Swissôtel brand standards. Its infrastructure will include spa facilities with a pool and a modern fitness centre, as well as a gourmet restaurant and a congress hall for corporate and private events.

The hotel’s location on the lake’s shore will provide easy access to the complex’s equipped sandy beach.

Regional strengthening

Alexis Delaroff, chief operating officer of Accor New East Europe said: “With the signing of the new Swissôtel, we are strengthening Accor’s leading position in the region and making a significant contribution to the tourism industry of Kyrgyzstan. Issyk-Kul Lake attracts more and more tourists every year due to its unique healing microclimate and the fascinating beauty of the high-altitude mountain lake, as well as the excellent recreational opportunities all year long.

“We are confident that the new Swissôtel will become a new place to visit for both local residents and numerous tourists from all over the world. We are grateful to our partners SK Development for their trust and are looking forward to the implementation of this project.” 

Local and modern

Alexey Konev, general director of SK Development, added: “We are pleased to cooperate with Accor Group and the entire team of professionals working on the implementation of this project.

“In the new hotel, we will try to combine local traditions of hospitality with the most modern achievements in the hotel industry. We pay special attention to raising the level of service standards in the region and setting new benchmarks for the tourism industry. We are confident that the Swissôtel on Issyk-Kul Lake will become a new point of attraction for guests from all over the world.”

Central Asian additions

The Swissôtel brand is further strengthening its presence in central Asia with a pair of Uzbek developments.

First up will be the 173-key Swissotel Tashkent, opening in Q2 2024 following the renovation and rebranding of the luxurious five-star Miran International Hotel in the country’s capital. This will be swiftly followed in Q3 2024 by Swissotel Charvak, another 173-room site, this time in the resort area of Navobod Village close to the artificial Charvak Lake.