Serik Tolukpayev, the Founder of AITAS Holding, and TOR’RE Company to Build a Hotel Complex in Katon-Karagay

Serik Tolukpayev, Kazakhstani businessman, the founder of AITAS Holding, together with Yerbolat Zhaxylykov, the Chairman of the Board of Directors of TOR’RE company, and Alexis Delaroff, the CEO of Accor New East Europe have held a meeting and discussed possible cooperation in the construction of a future hotel complex.

The planned project will be located in Katon-Karagay district of East Kazakhstan region, which is located in the geographical center of Eurasia and borders with China, Mongolia and the Altai Republic of the Russian Federation. Parties have expressed the importance of compliance with the international standards of the hotel industry and the integration of the rich Kazakh hospitality culture. The project will be implemented using private investments with the support of the Akimat of East Kazakhstan region and Kazakh Tourism JSC.
Serik Tolukpaev, the founder of AITAS Holding:
“Katon-Karagay is a unique area with incredible nature and huge tourist potential, and is one of regions where we are testing the mechanism of sustainable development of territories through the social activities of corporate funds of the AITAS Holding. Besides, this is my homeland, that’s why for me personally, our cooperation in launching such an important and beautiful project is valuable.”
Yerbolat Zhaxylykov, TOR’RE:
“We are a Kazakhstani company in the hospitality industry. We have experience in the construction and management of hotel facilities. We look forward with great enthusiasm to our cooperation with Serik Tolukpayev and, in the future, with the Accor international group on this project. Our company will be engaged in construction management, interaction with key partners and subsequent management of the complex.”
At the meeting, an initiative was also announced to create an Expert Council for the development of local standards for the popularization and commercialization of the national standard of the hotel business with the involvement of representatives of international hotel operators, specialized educational institutions such as Glion University, Switzerland. This initiative received support from the national tourism development operator Kazakh Tourism JSC and other market participants. The work of the council will be headed by Christoph Schleissing, CEO of TOR’RE Hospitality Management, a real expert in the hotel industry with more than 20 years of experience in different countries and regions. Schleissing managed such well-known hotel facilities as Hilton Luxembourg, Hilton Luxor Resort & Spa in Egypt, The Millennium Resort Mussanah in Oman, Rixos Borovoe and The Ritz Carlton in Astana, Kazakhstan.
Christoph Schleissing:
“I always admire the rich culture of Kazakh hospitality. The team and I see how the market is growing and maturing, it’s time to develop modern approaches in the standardization of the industry. To do this, we have international experience and growing demand from industry participants. Absolutely all TOR’RE projects will carry the traditions of Kazakh hospitality.”
The deadline of the hotel construction will be announced as the project progresses.