In accordance with the long-term serious interest of TMR to acquire the Polish company PKL with its headquarters in Zakopane, through a consortium TMR submitted today an official preliminary offer to purchase 100% of shares of PKL in the long-awaited privatization process of this company, owned by Polish State Railways (Polskie Koleje Państwowe Spółka Akcyjna).
The consortium, which TMR is a member of, was formed for the purpose of acquiring the shares of PKL. It includes local municipalities of Czernichów, Krynica Zdrój, Szczawnica, and Zawoja, on the territory of which mountain resorts and tourist destinations are located, and where PKL conducts its business activity.
In case the consortium of TMR and the local municipalities succeeds in the PKL privatization process, the consortium plans to develop strategically the PKL mountain resorts through significant investments into infrastructure and equipment. The deadline to submit preliminary offers is today, January 25, 2013.
Tatry mountain resorts, a.s. is the top player in the tourism segment in Central and Eastern Europe, which itself or via subsidiaries owns and operates attractive mountain resorts and hotels in the area of the Low and High Tatras. The assets in the Low Tatras include the resort Jasná Nízke Tatry and the following hotels: Wellness hotel Grand Jasná, Tri Studničky Hotel and Chalets Záhradky De Luxe. In the High Tatras, TMR owns and operates resorts Tatranská Lomnica, Starý Smokovec and the following hotels: Grandhotel Praha Tatranská Lomnica and Grandhotel Starý Smokovec, Hotel Slovakia and hotel FIS Štrbské Pleso. TMR also co‐operates the ski area Štrbské Pleso and since the winter season 2012/2013 it has been leasing the mountain resort Špindlerův Mlýn in the Czech Republic in cooperation with SMMR, a.s. TMR owns Tatralandia, the largest Slovak aquapark with all-year operation, which offers a lot of water activities, the Fun Park, or relax in a special tropical hall with sea water. It also offers accommodation in bungalows and suites of the Holiday Village Tatralandia. TMR owns and leases out Hotel Liptov and Hotel Ski&Fun Záhradky and Bungalows, and Kosodrevina Lodge. More than 144 million Euros have been invested by the end of 2012 in the already mentioned resorts. These investments help to increase the standard and visit rate in the Tatras. The TMR shares have been traded on three European stock exchanges – in Bratislava, Prague and Warsaw since 2012.