Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has signed a management contract for a new hotel and branded residences in Moscow, which are expected to open in 2021.
Mandarin Oriental, Moscow, will have a prime riverfront location on the Sofiyskaya embankment in the heart of the city, directly facing the Kremlin.
The hotel will be well located for business and leisure travellers with access to many of the city’s tourist attractions, historic sites and business districts.
The boutique property will feature 65 guestrooms and suites, two restaurants, a lounge bar, and spa and wellness facilities including a 25-metre indoor swimming pool.
The project will also house 137 Residences at Mandarin Oriental, which will be the first branded luxury residential development in Moscow.
“We are delighted to be entering the Russian capital with this exciting new project located on an exceptional riverfront site in the centre of the city,” said James Riley, group chief executive of Mandarin Oriental.
“We look forward to extending Mandarin Oriental’s service excellence to both our hotel guests and the future owners of this first luxury branded residential development in Moscow.”
The project is owned by Capital Group, one of Moscow’s largest development companies.
Pierre-Yves Rochon Studio has been appointed as the interior designer, alongside Sergey Skuratov Architects.
“Mandarin Oriental hotels are found in many major cities around the world, and bear a seal of quality that signals luxury, service excellence and attention to detail.
“We look forward to creating Moscow’s first hotel and residential project in a prime location in front of the Kremlin, overlooking the Moskva river.
“The property will redefine the standard for luxury accommodation in Russia,” said Pavel Te, chairman of Capital Group.