Underground parking planned at Hotel Carlton


With an underground parking plan approved, reconstruction work on the Hotel Carlton may finally begin.
Rick Zedník

Overcoming what was said to be a major hurdle in the effort to reconstruct Bratislava's Hotel Carlton, the hotel's new owners secured an agreement to build 300 new parking spaces in front of the building under Hviezdoslavovo námestie.

According to Milan Vajda, the spokesman for Mayor Peter Kresánek, the city agreed to the parking plan with Bratcarl s.r.o., the Belgian-owned firm that two years ago won the tender to reconstruct Hotel Carlton. Vajda said a solution to add parking was required before Bratcarl would progress with reconstruction.

The plan is to build a 300-car garage under Hviezdoslavovo námestie in front of the hotel and the city's opera house. Bratcarl and the city had originally hoped to create about 1,000 parking spaces, but Vajda said public opinion - which was against the removal of the city's trees - as well as technical and financial considerations all played a part in decreasing the size of the proposed garage.

The processing of personal data is subject to our Privacy Policy and the Cookie Policy. Before submitting your e-mail address, please make sure to acquaint yourself with these documents.

Top stories

Fifty soon for death, wrote Kočner shortly before the murder

Some Threema messages between Kočner and Zsuzsová proven by other evidence.

Abandon hope all ye who enter Threema

Kočner's underworld will not cease to exist with his mere sentencing.

Marian Kočner (r) faces charges for, among others, forging promissory notes.

Paneláky are an irony of history

Many older Slovaks are nostalgic of the job security and the flats they got “from the state for free” before 1989.

The European Commission is sceptical of Slovakia's budget

It forecasts Slovakia’s economic expansion to give way to slower growth.

The government meets in Bratislava on October 2, 2019