Chrudim will not buy the Bohemia Hotel, will try to build a parking lot near it itself

by   CIJ News iDesk III
2023-09-18   19:29

Chrudim will withdraw from the lease agreement for the construction of a car park at the Bohemia Hotel, which it concluded with Homa Holding in 2012. According to the town hall, it has not fulfilled its obligations and the underground parking has still not been built. At the same time, the city will work out the possibilities of building a parking house on its own, councillors approved today. However, they rejected a proposal for the town hall to enter into negotiations with the company's management to sell the hotel with its unfinished renovation to the city or through it to other entities.

Homa Holding began reconstructing the Hotel Bohemia in early 2013. However, the company later lost a European subsidy due to an investigation into suspected subsidy fraud and work stopped. The court case has already resulted in suspended sentences, a fine of CZK 35 million for Metrostav, which has also been banned for three years from fulfilling public contracts and participating in public tenders. The court also imposed a three-year ban on the subsidiary Metrostav Infrastructure. Homa Holding, including the hotel, was subsequently bought by Bazcom, but the reconstruction did not continue.

Bazcom has been negotiating with the city for years to avoid having to build an underground car park to serve hotel guests and the public. It has leased the land for construction, but has only proposed building cheaper surface parking. The city also offered the option of sharing or taking over the investment, but no agreement was reached.

Source: CTK
Photo: Bohemia Hotel - Chrudim