Fourth Holiday Inn opens in Moscow

14th Sep 2006

InterContinental Hotels Group has welcomed its first guests to the newly opened Holiday Inn Sokolniki, the
fourth addition to the group’s expanding Russian portfolio and the largest
Holiday Inn in Continental Europe.The move forms part of IHG’s long-term
strategy to introduce the Holiday Inn brand across the Russian Federation. 
Situated next to the Sokolniki Expocentre, just 15 minutes away from Moscow
City Centre, the hotel boasts 523 classically furnished guestrooms and
executive suites. There are six accessible rooms for guests with
The hotel was opened on Saturday 9 September by the Mayor of Moscow, Yuri
Luzhkov and President of the Bank of Moscow, Andrei Borodin. With the
unveiling of this fourth Holiday Inn, IHG has 1,300 hotel rooms in Moscow,
which is 29% of the branded hotel rooms in the city and makes
InterContinental Hotels Group the largest mid-market hotel chain in Moscow.

Robin Wicks, Chief Operating Officer of Holiday Inn Brands Europe,
commented, “Moscow is going through an extraordinary renewal, spearheaded by
Mayor Luzhkov.  IHG is delighted to be at the forefront of this, supporting
the city’s goal of opening a new hotel in Moscow every month.  Russia is a
strategic market for IHG; the strength of the Russian economy and increasing
opportunities in this region have attracted hotel investors and operators,
and raised the demand for international hotel brands such as Holiday Inn.”

Holiday Inn Sokolniki provides 14 meeting rooms, offering conference
facilities for up to 750 guests with state-of-the-art audio visual equipment
and Wi-Fi high speed internet access. 
The three restaurants and two bars of Holiday Inn Moscow-Sokolniki offer a
wide range of dishes and beverages. In ‘ANT-25’ restaurant one can enjoy a
fantastic view from the 25th floor and the ‘Luzhniki’ bar offers a giant
screen for sport events. Leisure facilities include an indoor swimming pool,
sauna, spa and Fitness Centre.

InterContinental has also been nominated this year for a



rld Travel Award as World’s Leading Hotel Brand.


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