Melco announced they would leave a Russian project in favor of bidding for a casino license in Japan. Was the move a good one after the recent announcement about Primorksy Krai being the gambling hub for Russia?
Russia has plenty of casinos, like Sochi Casino, but the Tigre de Cristal casino has gained the award for best casino in Russia.
The Primorye gaming zone is located in the far east. It is considered the place to go gambling in Russia, and now Tigre de Cristal has received the highest award from an international awards panel. This week the 25th annual World Travel Awards, which are like the Oscars of the hospitality industry, announced who won certain awards. The ceremony occurred in Athens, Greece.
Tigre de Cristal was able to grab the trophy for Russia’s Leading Resort 2018. The resort was up against three Radisson properties and two other resorts that have not been named.
The Russian resort was nominated in 2017 for the award but was unable to make the cut that year. Tigre de Cristal opened three years ago. With back to back nominations for two of those years, and a clear win, it says a lot about what the Tigre de Cristal has to offer.
Stylianos Tsifetakis is the CEO of G1 International, which is the management company that maintains the property. The CEO stated that it is a great honor to gain the aware, not only for the resort, but for the tourist industry in the Far East.
Konstantin Shestakov is the Primorsky Krai Department of Tourism director. He stated that it is a celebratory mood that the area is feeling because the award is of great importance to the region. He also stated that Tigre de Cristal will be opening their second phase in 2019.
Lawrence Ho and His Hand
Lawrence Ho is the owner of Melco International. A bit of the credit for Tigre de Cristal needs to go to him, since he was one of the driving forces behind the development. However, Ho sold his shares of the company last year. He stated it was to bring focus back to Macau, Cyprus, and Manila where he has casinos, as well as to hopefully gain access to Japan with their new bill.
Naga Corps Naga Vladivostok is another project that is in the Far East and should be open by late 2019. The Selena venue, which is under Diamond Fortune Holdings’, will join in 2020.