|Azimut enters Moscow.|
Wednesday, 13th June 2012
Source : HVS International
Russian group, Azimut Hotels, has launched its first hotel in Moscow: the Moscow Tulskaya Hotel.
The hotel is already welcoming guests although the official opening ceremony will take place in September. The 144-room hotel, which has been in the pipeline since 2008, is the reconstruction of a historic five-storey building.
Moscow’s cultural heritage committee has since included the building, built in 1867, on a list of historically significant sites in Moscow. It is reported that US$19 million has been invested in the hotel.
Azimut Hotels General Director, Remco Gerritsen, said, “There is a lack of mid-market hotels in Moscow which is marketable among tourists and business travellers. Our hotel meets modern guest’s demands, embodying the new concept of chain hotels. Over the next three years we are planning to open two more hotels in Moscow under brand Azimut.”