Although it is a big boom abroad, hotels of this kind are as scarce as hen´s teeth in Slovakia. For a long time, it has been trendy to travel with kids and spend time with them away from home. Various studies prove that the number of families who do so is much higher than fifteen years ago. That is why the Tri Studničky hotel has decided to treat adult clients to relaxation that they deserve.
“We have been inspired to adapt to the Adult Friendly concept by our guests who look for absolute relaxation and peace. So we wanted to meet their requests and offer them more comfort when staying with us,” said Iveta Chovanová, the general manager of the Tri Studničky hotel.
She added that the hotel capacity and overall layout did not enable to provide services for clients of all age groups in a sufficient way. “Amenities for children such a kid´s corner, a playground, activities etc. are missing. By focusing on adults, we will be able to guarantee more peace inside and outside, which our stylish oasis of silence and green vegetation in the embrace of Demänovská dolina is tailored for,” explained Ms. Chovanová.
In Poland, the public did not respond to the Adult Friendly concept positively and talked about discrimination. However, being Adult Friendly does not mean that children cannot enter the hotel. They can but have to accept the same conditions, i.e. there are no kid´s discounts, no kid´s meal portions, no kid´s equipment. “We are absolutely ready to offer other alternatives to clients who travel with children. There are hotels located nearby whose concepts and benefits are focused on families with kids,” commented Katarína Lukáčová, the sales and marketing general manager of TMR hotels.
Tatry mountain resorts, a.s. (TMR) is the leader in tourism in Central and Eastern Europe; it owns and operates attractive mountain resorts, amusement parks, restaurant facilities, sports services, shops and hotels. In the Low Tatras TMR owns and operates the resort Jasná Nízke Tatry and hotels Wellness hotel Grand Jasná, Boutique Hotel Tri Studničky, Chalets Jasná De Luxe, Hotel Srdiečko, Hotel Pošta and Hotel Rotunda. TMR is also the owner of Aquapark Tatralandia, the largest Slovak aquapark with year-round operation, which besides water entertainment includes Tropical Paradise, a special tropical indoor hall with sea water, as well as Fun Park, and accommodation in bungalows and suites of Holiday Village Tatralandia. In the High Tatras TMR owns and operates the resort Vysoké Tatry with mountain areas of Tatranská Lomnica, Starý Smokovec, and Štrbské Pleso, which TMR co-manages. In the High Tatras TMR also owns hotels Grandhotel Praha Tatranská Lomnica, Grandhotel Starý Smokovec, Hotel FIS Štrbské Pleso and Mountain hostel Hrebienok. TMR also owns a 9.5 % share in Melida, a.s., which leases and operates the resort Špindlerův Mlýn in the Czech Republic. TMR also leases and operates the ski resort Ještěd, Golf & Ski Resort Ostravice and leases Kaskáda Golf Rezort Brno, where it runs a hotel, a restaurant and a conference centre. In Poland TMR owns a 97% share in the mountain resort Szczyrkowski Ośrodek Narciarski S.A. (SON), a 75% share in a company that owns and operates Silesian Amusement Park (Śląskie Wesołe Miasteczko) and a 7.3% share in an amusement-educational project via the Polish company Korona Ziemi Sp. z.o.o. TMR also owns and leases hotels Slovakia, Kosodrevina, Liptov and Ski&Fun Záhradky a Bungalovy to third parties. By the end of 2018, more than EUR 350 mil. had been invested into development and modernisation of TMR’s resorts. TMR shares are traded on three European stock exchanges – in Bratislava, Prague, and Warsaw.