YEREVAN, December 19. / ARKA /. Ameriabank said today it had invested more than $9 million in the construction of a new hotel Hyatt Place Yerevan.
Total investments in the construction of the new 10 -storey hotel, which opened on December 4, amounted to about $15 million. The construction of the hotel, located near the central Republic Square, started in 2011. The hotel occupies an area of about 7,000 sq.m.
The new hotel has opened 70 jobs with an average salary of 200,000 drams (about $ 495 ) .
According to a bank press release, over the past five years the number of international visits to Armenia grew by 8.6 % a year.
According to a bank study , the number of people who prefer Armenia as a holiday destination has been on the rise. The hotel occupancy has also grown in the last 2-3 years. According to official numbers, in 2012 some 843,830 tourists visited Armenia, up 11% over the previous year.
Ameriabank is a universal bank providing investment, corporate and retail banking services. -0-