RIGA - Aston Hotel Riga, a four-star hotel operated by Alfor gambling company, has opened its doors on Tuesday, LETA learned from the company.
The hotel started to receive its first guests on Tuesday.
The hotel has 54 rooms, restaurant KITSCHen, roof terrace and a bar. There are rooms for business meetings and private parties, a gym, a car park and electric car charging place.
The company said that on Monday, an application was submitted to the Riga City Council to allow to organize gambling in the hotel. The gambling hall is closed so far.
On October 19, 2022, the Riga City Council rejected the request for permission to open a gambling hall in the building.
Alfor representatives said that there is a four-star hotel in the building, which meets the local requirements, but representatives from the local council discovered that there were still construction works going on in the hotel and the hotel was not yet opened.
Alfor representatives said earlier that the company invested EUR 12 million in reconstruction of the building.
Alfor gambling operator turned over EUR 40.752 million in 2022, which is a 3.7 times increase against a year before, and the company made a EUR 5.291 million profit, recovering from a loss incurred in 2021, according to Firmas.lv.
Established in 2000, Alfor has a share capital of EUR 9.96 million. Its largest shareholders include the Austria-registered company Novomatic AG (60 percent) and Foroms company (40 percent).