Interstate inks Moscow deals

Interstate has been selected to manage two Holiday Inn hotels in downtown Moscow, Russia:  the 301-room Holiday Inn Moscow Lesnaya Hotel and the 312-room Holiday Inn Moscow Suschevsky Hotel.Both properties are owned by Mospromstoi, a major, Moscow-based construction and hotel ownership company. 
“These two contracts represent our sixth and seventh hotels in Moscow, where we have established a major management presence, and bring our total number of management contracts in Europe to nine,” said Thomas F. Hewitt, Interstate’s chief executive officer.  “We now have six hotels under contracts with Mospromstoi, and we look forward to continuing our relationship.”
“We recently opened a branch office in Moscow with an executive team that provides the kind of hands-on, personalized service no other management company can match,” said Henry L. (Hank) Ciaffone, president of international operations and development at Interstate.  “We continue to seek opportunities to expand our operations in Russia and throughout Europe.  We remain focused on first-class, full-service and select-service hotels affiliated with top-quality, internationally known brands like Marriott, Starwood, Holiday Inn and Hilton, as well as independent hotels and resorts.”