InterContinental Hotels Group has announced the signing of the
InterContinental Moscow, scheduled to open in 2010.The announcement of
the InterContinental Moscow immediately follows the January 10th opening
of the InterContinental Los Angeles Century City, Calif., and the
simultaneous November launch of two of the brand’s flagship hotels -
InterContinental London Park Lane and the InterContinental Boston.
The InterContinental Moscow is being developed by Rossiyskiy Kredit Bank
and will be managed by IHG. The 205-room new-build hotel is located on
the site of the former Minsk Hotel at 22 Tverskaya, close to the
Kremlin, City Hall and Pushkin Square.
“The signing of the InterContinental Moscow to our global portfolio
reinforces the brand’s pioneering heritage and renowned international
reputation,” said Jenifer Zeigler, Senior Vice President, Global Brand
Management for the InterContinental Brand. “Russia is a key market for
the brand and we are delighted to be working with Rossiyskiy Kredit Bank
on this exciting project.”
The InterContinental Brand has experienced very positive growth over the
last two years and in 2006, opened a total of ten hotels in seven
countries, including four resorts. Resort locations included Taba
Heights, Egypt; Panama; Murcia, Spain and the $70 million eco-friendly
InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa in French Polynesia.
The United States saw the largest growth of any country during 2006 with
the opening of four new hotels including the new-build flagship
The brand will continue its global expansion throughout 2007 including
four new openings planned in China—Chengdu, Qingdao, Shenzhen and
Jiuzhaigou; the opening of the InterContinental Dubai Festival City and
the launch of the ANA InterContinental Tokyo.