Solutions Leisure has announced its global expansion, moving into Eastern Europe in Q1 of 2019. In partnership with European engineering tycoon, Polimeks, founders Paul Evans and Freek Teusink have signed three international licensing agreements across Russian cities Moscow and Kazan.
The Solutions Leisure portfolio, which comprises of seven brands and eight venues across the Dubai emirate, is one of the most heavily awarded group to date. After just five years in Dubai, Solutions Leisure has continued to drive their dreams forward, offering an approachable yet luxury dining and nightlife experience to the emirate. Today, homegrown, pan-Asian favourite Asia Asia and Dubai’s leading party bar brand, lock, stock & barrel, are venturing internationally under the partnering umbrella of Europe’s finest.
A family of 10,000 employees spanning over five countries, Polimeks is among the top contractors of not only turkey, but also the world. Spearheaded chairman, Erol Tabanca, and vice chairman Cem Siyahi, Polimeks, founded in 1995, has implemented a vast portfolio of industry-leading construction projects.
Paul Evans, co-founder and managing director of Solutions Leisure said, “International expansion has always been the ultimate goal for the group, and after seven years, we believe we have met our perfect, like-minded match set to take the much-loved brands onto global shores. The extraordinary development opportunities offered by the Polimeks group are more epic than we could have imagined, and my business partners and I are extremely excited to be aligned with such a dynamic and driven group. Following our recent site visit and negotiations, we couldn’t have chosen a better partner and look forward to the beginning of the next chapter.”
Solutions Leisure groups second concept, the lavish Asia Asia takes its inspiration from the ancient spice route travelled by traders of old and has been exquisitely furnished to reflect this famous journey from Asia Minor through to the Far East.
As the group grew, it welcomed the first of two party bars, Lock, Stock & Barrel in 2014. Recognised for its stand-out design, each venue features an iconic, signature speaker wall, high-vaulted ceilings, reclaimed wood bars, exposed metal beams, and a social media mobile phone feature wall.
Solutions Leisure in partnership with Polimeks plan to expand the Lock, Stock and Barrel brand to Kazan and Moscow locations, with Asia Asia set to join the party bar in Kazan. The first opening is proposed to be in Q1 of 2019, with additional international license agreements already under discussion.