About a year ago (in 2008), rumors began to surface in Bratislava that a big casino project was being prepared to the south of town, but they never materialized. Until today, when the Hungarian developer TriGranit announced a project called
Metropolis, to be built at the crossroads of the D2 and D4, roads that lead to Vienna, Budapest and Prague.
The €1.5 bn, 1.2m sqm built area project doesn’t lack for ambition. The first phase includes: a shopping center, an aquapark and leisure center, three hotels, and a casino (described as US-style). Conference facilities, a golf course, more casinos and luxury flats are to follow. Obviously not intended just for the Bratislava market, the developer draws its catchment area out 220 km.