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Swissôtel Hotels expands Russia presence with Kazan property

Swissôtel Hotels expands Russia presence with Kazan property

Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts and Riviera Tower have signed a management contract for a new deluxe hotel in Russia.

The Kazan property will help the international hotel group with Swiss roots reinforce its footing in the Eastern European market and is scheduled to open in 2016.

The new outstanding hotel will follow the lead of Swissôtel Krasnye Holmy in Moscow, which has successfully gained a superb reputation over the last years, and will offer the Swiss brand a base in another significant Russian city.

The Swissôtel Riviera Tower Kazan will have 211 guest rooms and suites to offer business travellers and individual tourists a combination of high quality and modern design.

A Pürovel Spa & Sport complex covering 1500 square metres, numerous indoor and outdoor sports facilities, a ballroom, a number of smaller conference rooms and various restaurants will round off the package.

“Our hotel group has had a presence in Moscow for years and we have established an excellent reputation here,” explained Meinhard Huck, president of Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts.

“The new hotel in Kazan will join the two deluxe hotels we plan to open in Sochi in 2013 and our existing hotel in Moscow, and represent a perfect addition to what we feel is a key Eastern European market.”

The Swissôtel Riviera Tower Kazan is in the very heart of Kazan, right on the banks of Kazanka River.

The city is divided into two halves with their own characters.

While one part around the Kazan Kremlin is more historic with a wide range of culture on offer, the other part, where the new Swissôtel hotel will be located, is more the business and banking district.

With around 1.2 million inhabitants, Kazan is situated about 800 km east of Moscow and is the capital of the Republic of Tatarstan.