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Hotels & Restaurants Guide

Holiday Inns Lesnaya and Suschevsky hotels hire new sales and marketing director

The new sales and marketing executive has over 15 years of experience in the hospitality industry, where she had worked in different departments and capacities in local and international hotel brands...

Issue: Vol. 4, No. 11
Author: Olga Vasilyeva
Tags: IHG

Hilton Hotel once again declared the most recognizable brand in Russia

Calling Russia a key developing market for the chain, Simon Vincent, president of Hilton Worldwide in Europe, notes that such recognition is an incentive for the chain staffs, who always put in their best efforts to promote the brands reputation...

Issue: Vol. 4, No. 11     Author: Olga Vasilyeva
Tags: Hilton Hotels
 

Domina Hotels Group to invest 200mln euros in hotels chain development in Russia

Calling Russia a comfortable country for business, Domina Hotels Group CEO Ernesto Preatoni announces additional plans to invest 200mln euros in the countrys hotel industry and related services sectors...

The AZIMUT Hotel Moscow project approved and its delivery and opening date set

AZIMUT Hotels Company CEO Alexander Gendelsman calls the development an important step as the new hotel will be his companys debut in the Russian capital city...

 

Private companies ready to participate in Moscow hotels privatization

Private investors are warming up for the Moscow city government's plans to privatize a number of citys high-profile hotels that will transfer their management into private hands...

District administrations rent claims could paralyze a mini-hotels operations

The main problem for the tenant, however, is the fact that one of the buildings houses his Usadba Mini-Hotel could possibly lose its rent contract in the worst-case scenario...

 

World famous hotel sales and revenue optimization guru displays his skills in Moscow

The guru presented abundance of new knowledge and practical tools for boosting hotel revenues, while the audience received new skills and upsell technologies that will help improve their job performances...

Swissotel Krasnye Holmy receives Russias leading hotel award from WTA

Commenting on the honor at the ceremony, hotel General Manager Jan Chovanec noted it was the third time in a row that the hotel has received the highly esteemed title...

 

The number of modern quality hotels in Russia to increase by 250 assets in 2009

Federal Tourism Agency Director Anatoly Yarochkin has called the creation of a network of modern top-quality roadside hospitality services essential in the development of the Russian hotel industry...

Ararat Park Hyatt Moscow hires a Food & Beverage director

Michel Wittwer, the new F&B director, has served in different positions in various hotels in several international locations, since graduating from Vieux Bois, the Geneva-based, Switzerland hotel management school, in 1997...

 

Heliopark Groups subsidiaries under taxation and creditors pressure

The action of the tax agency is the last in a series of legal suits filed against Heliopark Groups subsidiaries by creditors seeking the repayments of their granted loans...

Deadline for completion of the Pekin Hotel reconstruction extended to 2013

The extension of the deadline from 2009 to Dec. 31, 2013, according the Moscow City Governments resolution, will be done without penalizing the project investor...

 

Moscow-based Golden Apple in the Top-10 of Europes best business hotels

The high place occupied by Golden Apple in the rating means the hotel has satisfied all the requipments of the journal, which specially noted the hotels high service quality, design and comfort...

The Korston Queen of Montenegro Hotel & Casino on presentation in Moscow

Louie Beck, the hotel general manager, specifically highlighted the propertys array of unique services that enable clients to have all-day enjoyment everywhere outside in the sun, sea and on pebble beaches, alpine skiing, etc...

Issue: October 2009, Vol. 4, No. 9     Author:
Tags: Korston
 

Luxury boutique hotel to replace former MN editorial building

Although, the development is still in the approval stage, it is already clear that the intentions of the investors behind this project right in the hearts of the nation's capital, are more than serious...

Issue: October 2009, Vol. 4, No. 9     Author: Olga Vasilyeva
Tags:

Individual approach is the foundation for successful hotel operations

Milan hotel has recently fully renovated its conference halls along with the installations of additional video and sound equipment and new soundproof partitions as it highlights its main competitive advantage unparalleled quality of service on the local hospitality services market...

 

APEC summit transforming the hotel business in the Far East

The official preparation programs for hosting the APEC Summit scheduled for 2012 in Vladivostok envisage an all-round improvement in social and urban infrastructure aimed at boosting the attractiveness of the entire Russian Far East region for tourists...

Five-star Lotte Hotel Moscow staffed and ready for operations

Lotte Hotel Moscow, the five-star property affiliated with South Koreas Lotte Group that is scheduled for opening in early 2010 completed the appointments of its top managerial staff this summer, thus signaling its readiness for opening...

 

Moscow hotels top the list of the most expensive hotels

In line with their dubious reputation, Moscow hotels have once again remained the worlds most expensive hospitality facilities, thus defying the current crisis and its other associated negative industry trends that have led to sharp drops in prices on other markets...

Moscow authorities prefer hotels in the center of the city

In a desperate move to finally decongest the citys downtown of vehicles and office high rises, the Moscow authorities are offering willing real-estate investors to swap their licenses for developing offices for contracts to build more hotels in the citys Central Administrative District...

 

B.O.S. the initials that define destiny and life

A profile of Boris Stasyuk, the director of the Moscow-based Marco Polo Presnya Hotel, highlighting his outstanding life, spectacular career and remarkable achievements on the eve of his 55th birthday...

Marriott Courtyard Hotel hosts exhibition of modern paintings of Moscow

The Marriott Courtyard Hotel has diversified its services portfolio to include an exposition of modern paintings dedicated to Moscow, making it a new default hangout for the citys army of arts connoisseurs...

 

Mirax Group owners may lose their Turkish Sungate Port Royal Hotel

Sungate Port Royal Hotel, one of Turkey's largest hospitality assets, is on the verge of changing hands again following its current owners default on repayments of the loan used to clinch its acquisition...

AZIMUT Hotels Company acquires a stake in Nizhni Novgorod hotel complex

The management of AZIMUT Hotels Company says its acquisition of the stake in the hotel complex is fully compliant with its overall strategy for the development of its hotel chain in Russia...

 

The Ukraina Hotel to become a flagman Radisson Royal brand in Russia

The revamped Ukraina Hotel is expected to be rechristened into Radisson Royal Hotel, Moscow, which will be managed by the Rezidor Hotel Group, one of the most famous brands in global hospitality management...

Istra Holiday cottage hotel gains a four-star status

The Istra Holiday cottage hotel, which is being run by RosEuroHotel management company, has received a four-star status following its successful completion of the voluntary certification procedures...

 

The Russian MICE services industry: Expert's view

Olga Shults, asst. director, catering and conference services, The Ritz-Carlton, Moscow, speaks to TRCW on the key advantages of hotels over non-hotel facilities as venues for holding business events...

Moscow Marriott Grand Hotel lands a new general manager

Hospitality management guru Nicolas Kipper who had previously worked as director of operations at Moscows Marriott Grand and general manager of Marriott Tverskaya returned to Marriott Grand in June in a new capacity as the five-star hotels general manager...

 

Hilton plans to develop regional network of economy-class hotels in Russia

Vladimir Ilyichev, Hilton Hotels director for operations development in Russia and CIS, has disclosed Hilton Corp.s interest in developing an extensive regional network of low-price, economy-class category hotels in Russia...

Issue: July 2009, Vol. 4, No. 6     Author: Alex Freedmann
Tags: Hilton

The Russian MICE services industry: Expert's view

Anastasia Makarova, banquette services sales manager, Korston Hotel Moscow, speaks to TRCW on conference services and Korstons competitive offers for organizers of business events...

 

The Russian MICE services industry: Expert's view

Elena Krivonosova, head of sales department, Turris Hotel Management Group, speaks to TRCW about her companys unique facilities and services for business events...

The Russian MICE services industry: Expert's view

Olga Rafikova, director of marketing, Turris Hotel Management Group, speaks to TRCW on St. Petersburg MICE services market and her companys leading role in the industry...

 

Grand opening of modern business hotel Al Pash Grand Hotel

Astrakhan Region Gov. Alexander Zhilkin, St. Petersburg Bank Board Chairman Alexander Savelyev, Astrakhan Mayor Sergei Bozhenov and Alikber Pashaev, the hotel owner, took part in the traditional red-ribbon cutting ceremony....

AZIMUT Hotels Company sees budding sprouts of positive market dynamics

In its report, AZIMUT Hotels Company noted the positive dynamics in the industry, good news for the industry, especially after the difficulties in the first three months of the year caused by the global crisis...

 

Tours operator Inturist freezes major investment hotel projects

The global economic crisis has significantly changed the Inturist's plans, forcing it to freeze its ongoing constructions of over 50 hotel projects in the economy category...

Hotels come under fire for greedy pricing policy during Eurovision Songs Contest

The hoteliers, circumventing their gentlemen agreements with the Mayors Office, hiked prices, at least, by 20-30%, making accommodations unaffordable for most of the Eurovision Songs contestants and fans...

 

National becomes Starwood Hotels & Resorts Luxury Collection first property in Russia

The National Hotel has joined Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.s Luxury Collection chain, thus becoming the first and only representative of the companys internationally famed collection of luxury properties in Russia, according to company sources...

Renovated Moscow Hotel to open in 2010 under the Four Seasons brand

The ongoing reconstruction of the Moscow Hotel is slated for completion in 2010, when it is expected to receive its first guests under the Four Seasons Hotels brand...

 

Grand Hotel Europe nominated for the best Russian business hotel award

Grande Hotel Europe has been nominated for Russias best "Business Hotel" award, which is organized by influential British Business Destinations magazine on the basis of the opinions of global hospitality industry experts and ordinary readers of the journal...

Tour operators and hotels asked to formulate anti-crisis offers for clients

As a step to prevent the collapse of tourism business, the RUTI management has recommended Russian Black Sea resort operators and related services providers to formulate anticrisiss offers capable of attracting tourists to their facilities during summer vacations...