After 10 years of reconstruction works, the national cultural monument – Renaissance-Baroque castle in Halič opened its gates in 2016. After a thorough and sensitive reconstruction the decaying castle changed into an exceptional “Castle hotel Galicia Nueva”. The historical jewel of Novohrad County was reconstructed thanks to the company IMET a.s. that has been producing and selling rolling bearings and spare parts for metallurgy industry and heavy engineering for more than 20 years.
The reconstruction was an exquisite step and an attempt to interconnect the presence with the past. Life is not only about the presence, it is about the perception of values and message of our ancestors. It is important to respect and esteem the work of those, who were here before us, and to mediate such message to future generations. And so the aristocratic castle was transformed into a hotel with a restaurant for everybody who comes to enjoy a cup of coffee or a dinner, or perhaps to walk in the beautiful forest park. For everybody who spends unforgettable moments in the hotel and experiences the “genius loci” and the spirit of those, who were here before.
Castle hotel Galicia Nueva, meaning New Halič, has been offering its services from June 2016, when the first guests arrived to the reconstructed monument to use the gastronomic services of the castle restaurant Rosalia, café Arcadia and Wine bar Nicolaus. Beautiful hotel premises welcome guests from September 2016.
The hotel is designed for clients looking for a slightly active relaxation without any disturbing impacts of mass tourism. 50 suites and rooms with capacity of 108 beds offering above standard accommodation and equipped with various historical and art styles await the guests. The overall capacity, including extra beds and baby beds is 140 guests. The hotel premises are ideal for organisation of congresses, work meetings, workshops, wedding receptions, dance balls or concerts. Other diverse activities are offered by restaurant, wine bar with private rooms, library or terrace that also offers a beautiful view of the wide surroundings of Halič. Guests can experience perfect relaxation in exclusive premises of the wellness centre with a pool, saunas, massages and a whirlpool. Guests can also enjoy the beauty and the calmness of the surrounding nature in a French park or in a forest park with a small pond.
The castle reconstruction itself and its transformation into a luxurious historical hotel brought job vacancies to the locals and contributed to the overall development of Novohrad region. Many firms from near and far participated in reconstruction works that lasted for ten years. Today the castle hotel employs more than 50 people. In the future the hotel will belong to tourist attractions of Novohrad and it will keep supporting the development of the region.