Yekaterinburg Russia Intercontinental Hotel
Moscow's burgeoning hotel industry, already established as a solid business market, is once again attracting attention from investors looking to tap into an emerging leisure class. International hotel giants said Tuesday that they are committed to capitalizing on the booming domestic market by opening dozens more hotels in the country in the next few years, including brands like Hilton, InterContinental and Radisson. The opening is part of a plan to expand Intercontinental from its current 16 hotels of various brands to a total of 40 hotels in Russia and the United States by the end of the decade.
The hotel will serve traditional Russian cuisine in its Checkhonte restaurant and plans to invite chefs from other InterContinental hotels around the world to introduce new concepts to Russian cuisine. With the opening of the first hotel in St. Petersburg, the Moscow-Tverskaya Intercontinental Hotel, it will also be available in Russia and the CIS. Meeting facilities at the Intercontinental Moscow TVerskaya include a dividable ballroom with natural light and views, which can accommodate 200 guests in its theatre style.
Each room pays homage to local architecture and culture, and features a cog-shaped reading table that reflects Russia's industrial history. The exterior of the hotel was built in an area that only 10 years ago had elements of the Russian avant-garde style.
Sappling has blossomed into the world's largest hotel chain and opened this week as a Hawthorn brand property. Hilton will manage the franchise hotel, which will open in early 2013, and the 202-room hotel, which will open in Kazan in spring 2014, the statement said. Two other venues are in preparation: a hotel and restaurant in Moscow and a restaurant and bar in St. Petersburg.
We were on a two-day trip from Siberia to Yekaterinburg and were picked up at the airport by our driver on our way to the hotel in the city of Krasnoyarsk, about an hour's drive north of the city. Upon arrival, we wait for the driver to take us to our hotel and look for a sign with the "Go Russia" logo.
We stroll through the streets of the Russian capital at a leisurely pace, before the tour leads us to Lubyanka Square and Teatralnaya Square, where we find the Bolshoi Theatre. This iconic square is the place where you can see the Kremlin, the Russian Orthodox Cathedral and many other historic buildings and monuments.
With a higher gross domestic product and the development of sectors other than oil and gas, Russia will be able to attract more foreign tourists in the future, Shepherd says, adding that Moscow and St. Petersburg offer the best growth opportunities. This is the heart of Moscow, which is a perfect location for our guests as they can enjoy local sights and sounds. Located on Russia's most famous street, the hotel is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Old Town of Moscow. It is located on the top floor of a high-rise building, just a few metres from the Kremlin and Bolshoi Theatre.
The leading hotel brand of IHG has established itself as one of the world's leading hotel brands with more than 1,000 hotels and resorts. Kurt Brav, CEO of Rezidor Hotel Group, which owns the Radisson Park Inn brand, said: "We are undersaturated in Russia, although demand is expected to grow with a growing middle class and improved infrastructure. There is enormous potential for further growth in the region, "says Brav.
International operators looking to strengthen their presence in the domestic market are Hilton Worldwide, which plans to open four new local hotels by the end of the year, bringing the number of Russian venues currently in operational development to 23. 59 pipelines will be opened in the next three to five years, and more than half of them are already in operation.
The first international stock exchange in Russia, operated by Nasdaq OMX, will open in St. Petersburg at the end of 2009. Located in the heart of Moscow's main business and shopping district, InterContinental Moscow Tverskaya will be the first new hotel in Moscow's bustling Pushkin Square in over a decade. Designed by London-based consultancy alexkravetzdesign, the building will have the look of a grand boutique, combining contemporary elements with touches inspired by Russian landmarks such as the Seven Sisters skyscraper and the Moscow Metro.
The 203-room hotel will have three penthouse suites named after former presidents Galina Ivanova, Boris Yeltsin and Mikhail Gorbachev. The Diplomatic and Presidential Suites are located on the top floor of the hotel, which is divided into Deluxe and Superior rooms. They offer a view over the city and are located in the heart of Pushkin Square, while the rest of each room is divided into "Deluxe" and "Superior" rooms.
The Intercontinental Moscow is a luxurious five-star hotel that offers a great base for both business and leisure travellers. Inspired by the Russian avant-garde, the Art Deco interior of this hotel makes it an impressive place to stay and contributes to its reputation as one of the best hotels in Moscow. I would like to start my hotel trip video with my stay at the InterContinental Hotel. The Inter Continental Hotel was one of my favorite brands and staying at this hotel has strengthened my affinity for this brand, so I would recommend it to anyone visiting Moscow!