Adriatic in the first eight months with an increase in operating revenues of 18%

first_imgThe largest hotel company in the Crikvenica-Vinodol Riviera, Jadran dd, which owns 8 hotels, 2 camps and 2 settlements, has concluded its business results for the first eight months of this year.The company, which went bankrupt three and a half years ago and is now majority state-owned, recorded an increase in operating revenues of 10% in the first eight months compared to the same period last year, and revenue from boarding services increased by as much as 18 % while at the same time 11% more overnight stays were realized. When the generated operating revenues are compared with previous years, in the first year after the bankruptcy Jadran dd generated HRK 50,9 million in revenues in the first eight months, HRK 2015 million in 54,3, HRK 2016 million in 60,8, while this year revenues amount to HRK 67 million.This is primarily the result of investments made by Jadran dd in the past three years, which resulted in an increase in the categorization of hotels Omorika and Katarina from two to four stars, hotel Slaven and camp Selce to three stars, and the newest hotel opened in August this year, hotel Esplanade, which carries four stars. “In the Adriatic, there has been a growing trend of all business indicators for the last three years, and the market has reacted positively to investments and newly formed products, and today our renovated hotels achieve far higher average overnight prices, higher occupancy and longer openness. additional facilities such as SPA centers, congress halls and wedding halls. Booking for October and November is also as good as the announcements for next year. We are especially pleased with the achieved result of the Selce camp, which we raised to three stars two years ago, and which this year achieved a record result with this capacity, achieving over 100 thousand overnight stays.”, Said the President of the Management Board of Jadran dd Dino Manestar.During the tourist season, over 500 employees were employed in the Adriatic in facilities that realized 340 overnight stays.last_img read more

Carter-Williams fuels Fair in victory against Villanova

first_img Published on January 12, 2013 at 7:19 pm Contact Chris: | @chris_iseman Facebook Twitter Google+ Related Stories DUG OUT: Late run, crucial Cooney 3s lead Syracuse over Villanova in scrappy shorthanded home winFreshman trio of Cooney, Coleman, Grant carries Orange to win against VillanovaWith Southerland out Syracuse forced to adjust to compact Villanova defensecenter_img Michael Carter-Williams continued to find C.J. Fair in the right spot for big buckets, and Fair continued to knock them down.Fair was 7-for-12 from the field and hit seven free throws in his 22-point performance, and keyed a run in the second half that helped Syracuse start to pull away from Villanova for good in its 72-61 win over the Wildcats on Saturday. Of his 22 points, Fair scored 16 of them in the second half.“Today I felt a rhythm early in the second half. Mike, he kept coming to me. He wanted to give me the ball, he wanted me to score,” Fair said. “When my point guard is running plays for me, that gives me confidence on making plays.”With Syracuse down 31-27 in the first minute of the second half, Fair made a layup to pull the Orange to within two. On the Orange’s next possession, he drilled a 3-pointer from the left wing that gave Syracuse a 32-31 lead. And it wouldn’t lose the lead for the rest of the day because of Fair’s production in the second half.He took over in the second half and scored 11 points during a 13-3 run for SU that lasted nearly six minutes.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textFair hit another jumper in the paint later in the second half to make it 55-47 Syracuse. Villanova hung around until the closing minutes of the game, but Fair came up big again.He grabbed a rebound on a Villanova miss and drew a foul on the Wildcats’ James Bell. Fair hit both free throws to keep the Orange up by nine with 33 seconds left.“The second half started, we wanted to go to C.J. and C.J. got us in front,” head coach Jim Boeheim said. “They were so concerned with C.J. we got two lob passes because C.J. was hurting them so much.” Commentslast_img read more

Prairie Meadows Casino including potential sports betting area in remodel plans

first_imgALTOONA — Legalizing sports betting is one issue the Iowa Legislature is expected to take up in this new session, and the state-licensed casinos are preparing to get into the action when they do.The Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission recently approved an agreement requested by Prairie Meadows in Altoona to create an area for a sports book at the facility. “The plan if for William Hill to operate a sports book on that site if sports wagering is authorized this legislative year,” according to Racing and Gaming administrator Brian Ohorilko.The agreement provides an eight-year lease for 8,600 square feet of space, and William Hill will also help fund its construction. He says it’s unknown if sports betting will be approved by lawmakers — but the timing is right for Prairie Meadows to create the sports book space during their remodeling.“It made sense to put that into the plans while they are starting their remodel,” Ohorilko says. “So that was why — at least our understanding — why this agreement came to be at this time of year,” Ohorilko explains. Ohorilko says all the casinos have been paying close attention to the issue — but there’s been no work done to prepare sports betting areas.“Many of them seem to have an idea or a plan for where they may put a sports book or have their sports gambling operations, ” he says. “Each facility looks a little different in Iowa, and so I’m sure every plan will be a little bit different.”He says Prairie Meadows appears to be the casino that has done the most to prepare at this point. “I think most of the facilities are just keeping an eye be allowed for them to do,” Ohorilko says.The Iowa Gaming Association has been pushing to get lawmakers to legalize sports betting after a U.S. Supreme Court ruled it should not be limited to the state of Nevada.last_img read more