While final work is being completed on the four-star Clarion Hotel in Olomouc, the office and business section in CPI investment group’s multifunctional complex CPI City Center Olomouc is already open. Raiffeisenbank representatives reported that their activities became operational with the ceremonial ribbon cutting at the beginning of May. Raiffeisenbank moved its headquarters to Olomouc and has become the largest tenant of office space. The hotel opens for the public on 1 September 2013. Construction of the office and hotel complex in Olomouc began in 2011 and is located between the streets of Kosmonautů, Masaryk and Jeremenkova. The original building had been demolished, leaving only the support framework of the hotel tower. The new CPI City Center complex then filled the open space, where new office buildings and a conference centre were joined with the restored Clarion Hotel. The general contractor was PSJ and construction costs amounted to CZK 520 million. Raiffeisenbank occupies nearly 5,000 m² of space and has a total of 380 employees. In addition to offices, space is also devoted to files, training facilities and a training branch. CPI Group supplied the bank with turnkey construction, including the interior. CPI Group pursued many challenging technological solutions, which had an impact on comfort and operating costs. The cooling system, heating, humidification, ventilation and other technology are integrated into an intelligent building management system called MAR. Cooling in the building is carried out via chilled beam induction technology: "It is a comfortable and economical way of cooling, which ensures very low operating costs and greater flexibility to change the layout. This technology also contributed to the building receiving a category A classification, i.e. extremely efficient", said Ondřej Vala, adding that the savings in energy costs and maintenance work will reach values of around 15%–20% compared to standard fan coils. "Energy savings are also due to double-facade cembonit plates in combination with alucobond panels. The building has much better thermal and technical parameters, as well as a modern design", added the manager. The building is in accordance with the requirements for subsequent reduction of energy consumption and measured power at all nodes. "We can carefully monitor and regulate all systems. We are confident that the high quality of the building will bring added value to tenants of the remaining space. Although it requires a higher investment, the rate of return to tenants will be in the form of lower operating costs“, said Ondřej Vala. More functions, more benefits The complex is located by the train station in the centre of town and besides offering top-level offices; it also has 680 m² of retail space, a four-star hotel and a conference centre for up to 1,400 delegates. There are 143 underground and surface parking spaces. Clarion Congress Hotel Olomouc will open for the public on 1 September this year and offers 126 rooms, a fitness centre, a lobby bar and the hotel restaurant Benada. It offers meals (and a lunch menu), as well as a fitness centre, and conference facilities. Rooms will also be available to tenants of the offices. View from the convention centre to office building B and the hotel "It's a model that was already seen in Ústí nad Labem, and in České Budějovice, and tenants acknowledge it with great enthusiasm. Private parking in the city centre and various facility services is an indisputable competitive advantage of multifunctional complexes“, concluded Ondřej Vala. The hotel operator will be CPI Hotels, the traditional partner of CPI Group.