Hyatt Regency Kiev attracts Mid East tourists

Hyatt International announces the opening of Ukraine’s Hyatt Regency Kiev on June 15 2007. With the Ukrainian independence on the turn of the millennium, and the easing of visa rules in 2005, Kiev, the largest city in the Ukraine and commonly known as the ‘green city’, continues to build itself as one of the most sought-after destinations in Eastern Europe for Middle East travellers.

Kiev has developed a competitive tourism industry, promoting its 2,148 architectural and historical landmarks, Western-style residential complexes, and classy restaurants.

‘Middle East travellers are known to enjoy their time in Eastern Europe,’ said Thierry Bertin, Area Director of Marketing - Middle East, Hyatt International Hotels and Resorts.

‘With the opening of Hyatt Regency Kiev, travellers from the Middle East will be able to discover the city’s beautiful sights and at the same time experience top-rate hospitality,’ he added.

Hyatt Regency Kiev is centrally located in the historical centre on Tarasowa Street overlooking Saint Sophia Square, the ideal address for Middle East business and leisure travellers alike.

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The sleek, stylish hotel will house 234 generously sized deluxe rooms, including 25 Suites. Rooms will be geared towards the comfort and needs of the global business traveller, with high-tech communications and ergonomic working areas. All rooms are equipped with broadband Internet access, mini-bars, tea and coffee-making facilities, in-room safes that can accommodate standard-sized laptops, individual climate control, two-line telephones and voice mail messaging. Luxurious bathrooms with under floor heating, deep-soaking baths and exceptional rain showers set the scene for a unique in-room experience.

Guests will have the choice of a variety of two restaurants and two lounge areas. The hotel’s main restaurant ‘Grill Asia’ features two ‘open-kitchens’. One equipped with wood-burning oven and charcoal grill for the European style dishes and the other equipped with two woks and a steamer to cook according to authentic recipes. Situated on the 8th floor ‘Bar on 8’ offers all-day simple dishes such as salads, sandwiches, steaks and desserts alongside an exquisite selection of fine cigars. With a panoramic terrace overlooking Saint Sophia Square and Cathedral, ‘Bar on 8’ also offers alfresco dining during the warmer months. At the heart of the hotel is the lobby lounge allowing visitors to relax in the urban buzz of an international hotel. With a stunning fireplace, the lobby lounge will serve a wide selection of snacks, sandwiches, salads, light luncheon hot dishes and pastries throughout the day.

Conference and banqueting facilities accommodate all needs, from discrete board meetings to medium sized functions. The hotel provides close to 1,000 square metres of meeting and function space including a 371 square metre ballroom, 8 meeting rooms and 3 boardrooms. All facilities are equipped with state-of-the-art technology. For seamless professional services, a business centre provides executive travellers with multimedia technology, high-speed Internet access, fully equipped workstations, translation services and advice on local commerce as well as secretarial support.

The hotel’s fitness centre houses a highly sophisticated gym fitted with digital cardiovascular equipment, saunas and whirlpool baths and swimming pool. The luxurious Spa offers the most advanced treatments and massages designed to rejuvenate mind, body and soul. Manicure and coiffure services are also available.

Additional facilities include Hyatt’s unique Regency Club® lounge, a private area featuring a lounge offering complimentary continental breakfast, evening refreshments and hors d’ oeuvres, as well as a dedicated concierge.
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