Mountain hotels and guesthouses – the new tourism opportunities brought to light by the pandemic

Brief guide to profitable investments

A high-level investment, overlooking infinite nature sights, the promise of health breathed by the mountain air, the sunset, the sunrise… Many investors would surely find these to be some of the aspects which may lead to an investment in a tourism business. However, the only reasons leading towards the decision to invest in the hospitality sector should be pragmatic judgments, based on figures, analyses, and a low investment risk rate – namely the only arguments which build profitable businesses.

What are the opportunities of the moment?

Having acknowledged the potential provided by tourism and the current state of the market, we have identified a series of market opportunities. Among these is a 21-room hotel, fully-renovated, furnished and equipped, located in Bușteni resort. The hotel lies in the Poiana Țapului neighbourhood, and the price is EUR 1,249,996. The advantage provided by the Valea Prahovei investment is the location’s high potential. The hotel provides access to all mountain activities (skiing – Calinderu ski trail, cableway to Babele, the Sphinx, and the Caraiman Cross, hiking, relaxation etc.) and tourist sites (Cantacuzino Castle, Peleș Castle, as well as the George Enescu Memorial House). It also has a restaurant with a 50-person capacity and its own parking lot, in the yard, for 12 cars, as well as a parking area in front of the hotel, for another 15 cars.

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Another opportunity is the Panicel Tourist Complex, with a 65-room capacity, for the price of EUR 4,500,000. Its strategic position, at a distance of only 7 km from Bran, 9 km from Poiana Brașov, as well as in the proximity of the Râșnov Medieval Fortress, makes the hotel an undeniable attraction, and a business with good prospects. Moreover, other advantages of the Panicel Tourist Complex would be the artificial lake full of fish, as well as the possibilities to organise recreational activities: carriage rides, horseback riding classes with authorized staff, playgrounds for children. The complex is also equipped with all the facilities needed for the team building activities provided by multinational companies.

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Panicel Tourist Complex

The third opportunity identified in the mountainous landscape is located in the central area of Predeal resort, and it is a property with an amazing view of Valea Timișului. Neighbouring the Piatra Mare and Postăvarul Massifs, the property is located opposite the protocol villa of the president of Romania.  It is a resort made up of two villas with a net surface of 314 sq. m each and one with a surface of 176 net sq. m. The property also has a restaurant with an event hall, or a conference room, with an area of 200 sq. m. The property sells for the price of EUR 1,600,000, together with its owner company, as well as the project for another hotel building with 70 accommodation units. The offer also provides the possibility of accessing European funding, in the amount of 3 million EUR.

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We pinpointed the fourth offer at a 1.5 km distance from the Bran Castle. This is a hotel which is, in fact, a family business. The facility lies on a plot of land having a surface of 4,400 sq. m, and it is made up of two buildings. The first construction is a boarding house building, on 3 levels, with a total of 12 rooms. The second construction has five levels, and it is made up of a restaurant, with a net area of 435 sq. m, a recently renovated kitchen, with high-capacity equipment, and 26 rooms with individual bathrooms. The price of the property is EUR 1,500,000.

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