The Omnium Properties Group has brought world-class standards to Latvia’s residential and commercial real estate sector as well as to the hospitality industry. Since 1991, Omnium Properties specialises in renovating and managing historical buildings throughout Latvia, including the Bergs Bazaar. Originally built in 1887, the Bergs Bazaar is a meticulously restored pedestrian arcade in Riga’s city centre featuring a five-star hotel, boutique shops, restaurants and cafés, offices, luxury apartments and even an art house cinema.
In 2003, Omnium Properties launched a hotel-management company which today oversees two luxury properties, the five-star Hotel Bergs in the Bergs Bazaar and Rumene Manor in the Latvian countryside. The American-Latvian CEO Aleksis J. Karlsons says, “Our goal in creating a hotel-management enterprise was to provide a unique experience for visitors to Latvia, not just a standard hotel environment. Our guests enjoy an authentic experience while receiving top-level service and amenities. We have an international perspective on customer service and our highly trained, multilingual staff members know how to provide what discerning travellers are looking for.” Hotel Bergs is a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World and offers 38 designer suites from 45 sq m to 80 sq m. In addition, the hotel is home to Restaurant Bergs, which is consistently rated as one of Riga’s top restaurants.
For visitors looking to explore Latvia’s countryside, Hotel Bergs has recently opened its countryside residence Rumene Manor, a renovated 19th century Baltic-German manor house about one hour by car from Riga. Aleksis J. Karlsons explains, “Rumene Manor offers five-star comfort that can compete with those of any chateau hotel in France or Italy. Guests can enjoy a range of activities, from hunting and fishing to croquet in the park and biking. We also offer wine tastings and cooking classes. We have given travellers a luxury option in the Latvian countryside. As Hotel Bergs did in Riga, Rumene Manor is setting a new trend in Latvia’s tourism industry.”
For those looking to relocate to Riga, Omnium Properties also rents around 60 elegant apartments ranging from 75 sq m to around 300 sq m throughout the historic centre of Riga. They are very popular among executives, ambassadors, embassy staff and other high-profile visitors. Aleksis J. Karlsons notes, “Again, customer service has been the cornerstone of our success. We even have clients that have been with us close to 20 years. We not only provide stylish and comfortable living spaces but are also highly responsive to the needs and concerns of our tenants.”