|Inex Drim Hotels|
The Ineks Drim hotel complex has been operating for more than 22 years. It employs 140 people, and out of necessity hires seasonal workers, around hundred in a season. The complex consists of the hotels: Drim, Belgrade and Eurotel, and a first class auto camp, AS. The basic activity of this company is providing hotel services and trade. The complex stretches along the Ohrid coast to the East of the Drim River in Struga. Hotel Drim is a five-star hotel with a capacity of 420 beds and 600 auxiliary beds. The hotel features three restaurants, a night club, a casino, an automated bowling hall, an indoor and an outdoor swimming pools, a conference room that can accomodate up to 250 people, a tennis court and a private beach. A typical characteristic of this hotel is serving smorgasbord for breakfast and supper when an array of 20 salads alone is offered. The members of the staff are trained under the European norms of hotel management and knowledge of one or more foreign languages is obligatory for everyone.
Hotel Belgrade is a four star hotel with a capacity of 100 beds. It has its own national restaurant, a beer tavern, a cafe and a mini-casino. The development of this hotel complex is directed towards modernising and reconstructing the facilities, the infrastructure and the rooms, as well as the apartments in AS. Ineks-Drim Hotels is a joint stock company in a phase of total privatisation by the employees. Mr. Goce Cakarevski, the General Manager, has been active in the hotel business for 25 years. Two years ago he assumed the post General Manager of Drim Hotels. A graduate economist with hotel business and tourism major, his vision of a future tourism is creation of a complementary branch to tourism meaning improvement of transport and post services, the infrastructure, the tourist promotion, and working on improvement of environmental awareness. Development of the countryside (village- and mountain-) tourism is of enormous importance for tourism as a whole.Cakarevski is of opinion that a lot more should be done in respect with faster and wider informing the world community on our national treasure. Attention should also be paid on professional training of tourist guides who should get perfect knowledge on the Republic of Macedonia and its cultural heritage and past. Cakarevski says that they exist for those guests who appreciate quality and good service. "We work round-the clock during the season with all our facilities being at guests' disposal."