01.11.11 15:18

Ashgabat gets hotel and stadium with same names

A 16-storey hotel named “Ashgabat” and a multifunctional stadium with the same name were inaugurated in the Turkmen capital among other new buildings in the days of celebration of the 20th anniversary of Turkmenistan's independence.

As the Turkmenistan.ru correspondent reports, a white marble hotel, situated in the southwestern part of Ashgabat can accommodate two thousand people at a time, including VIP-guests. It can also host international forums. The hotel’s interiors are decorated in classical style with elements of national decor. There are a multipurpose hall and a restaurant, a lobby bar, an indoor pool, gym and billiards rooms, a spa, a hairdresser, shops and Internet cafes.

As for the new multipurpose stadium “Ashgabat”, it can receive 20 000 spectators and host international competitions. The stadium has a football field with artificial surface, running tracks, sectors for the long and high jumps, the area for gymnastic competitions and training. In addition, the stadium has 17 training rooms for various sports, swimming pools, a press center, an art gallery, cafes and shops. The facility is equipped with ramps for wheelchairs and prams.

A platform scene can be mounted in the stadium for festive celebrations. The system of lighting complies with FIFA standards for television broadcasts.

President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov cut symbolic ribbons opening the new facilities. At the building of the new stadium, the President held a brief working meeting, instructing the relevant officials to ensure smooth and accurate work of all the services in the hotel and stadium.

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