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Expert's Corner: Milan Hotel General Manager's opinion

Our expert on this industry, Milan Hotel General Manager Svetlana Shekhvatova, talked to TRCW about the impacts of the crisis on market, current and future industry trends...

Expert's Corner: Ararat Park Hyatt Moscow executive's opinion

Our expert on this industry, Maria Govyazina, revenue manager at Ararat Park Hyatt Moscow, talked about the impacts of the crisis, current and future industry trends...

 

Expert's Corner: Maxima Hotels General Manager's opinion

Our expert on this industry, Maxima Hotels chain General Manager, talked about the impacts of the crisis on the market, his chain's performance during the downturn and future trends...

The Russian hotel industry braces for the post-crisis era

This report highlights the impacts of the crisis on the industry, key market players and their readiness for post-crisis market growth trends and positive forecasts in the industry...

 

New general managers take over helms at Holiday Inn Moscow Suschevsky and Lesnaya

In their new capacities, the new executives plan to boost the potential of their hotels as one of Moscows top hospitality facilities with outstanding services...

Company HRS continues regional expansion in CIS by opening an office in Kazakhstan

HRS constant presence in Almaty will enable it to be closer to its clients and also strengthen its positions in the republic and other Central Asian countries...

 

Moscow City Hall plans to double the number of hotels in the capital by 2020

The official plans envisage opening or reconstruction of 21 hotels with 5,160 rooms in 2010 and 23 hotels with 5,600 rooms in 2011...

Volatility and uncertainty continue to remain key features of demand for hotel services

The expert, however, says there are some positive tendencies, such as an upturn in demand for overnight stays and additional services, where demand fell by 30% in 2009...

 

Historic hotels go on sale in Russian capitals as authorities privatize state assets

Moscow and St. Petersburg city governments have announced plans to sell historic hotels and other assets under their jurisdictions...

EBRD and IFC to invest millions into small hotels developments in Russian regions

According to EBRD, the investment plans envisage building five medium-sized hotels with a total stock of 750 rooms in next two years...

Issue: August 2010, Vol. 5, No. 7     Author: Inga Friedelhaus
Tags: IFC
 

Golden Ring Hotel completes reconstruction of its largest conference hall

During the renovation, a major emphasis was placed on the technical re-equipment of the hall, which now boasts the best equipment from the leading international audio- and video brands...

Elena Baturinas Inteko opens an upscale hotel-and-residential complex in Peterhof

The hotel branded, The New Peterhof, comprises six, three-floor corpuses with an aggregated stock of 150 rooms with all the modern conveniences...

 

Lotte Group opens second property in Moscow, announces more ambitious plans for Russia

With the overall investment totaling over $350mln, Lotte Hotel Moscow has become the most ambitious hospitality property among Moscow hotels...

Top in-house-bred executive takes over helm at The Ritz-Carlton, Moscow

Sandeep Walia, The Ritz-Carlton, Moscow former deputy general manager in charge of operations, has taken over the management of the elite hospitality property...

 

Korston Groups debt becomes a sale & purchase object between Alfa-Bank and MDM

The crux of the issue is that the groups Korston Hotel and Mall Moscow was used to collateralize the $36.7bln loan, which was due for repayment this spring...

Issue: July 2010, Vol. 5, No. 6     Author: Irina Kozlova
Tags: Korston

Ismailov's turkish Mardan Palace recognized as the countrys most successful hotel

This elegant, royal-styled hotel, which reportedly cost the billionaire $1.5bln, was commissioned in 2009 in a ceremony that featured global show business superstars...

 

Renaissance Monarch Center Hotel fills top job positions with hospitality gurus

One of these is Anthony Fardon, appointed as the general manager, who brings his 12-year experience in Russia, including as GMs of Marriott Royal Aurora and Marriott Tverskaya, to the new property...

The presentation of Luzhkovs new pet project the United Hotel Company

Highlighting the new companys tasks and objectives, its CEO, Gennady Ustinov, noted that the companys main strategic mission is to occupy the leading positions on the Moscow hotel services market...

Issue: June 2010, Vol. 5, No. 5     Author: Edwards Johnson
Tags: Luzhkov
 

Taganrog Congress Hotel offers clients true customers-friendly prices

The management said this was a conscious step that made the hotel even closer to its clients and showed its true southern hospitality...

Smart technologies gaining grounds in Moscows hospitality and business properties

Such smart computerized technologies, according to Anna Amosova, the National Hotels PR and advertising manager, are now being used to operate the hotels power supply and air-conditioning systems...

 

Expedia Insiders Select List ranks Milan Hotel among the worlds best properties

Commenting on the news, Svetlana Shehvatova, the CEO of Milan Hotel, said delivering superior service to guests has always been a top priority at the hotel...

Astrus Hotels thematic retro party takes guests to Soviet era

Before the concert kicked off, Tatiana Gladkov, the hotels sales manager, briefly highlighted the innovations underway in the hotel and its plans for the near future...

Issue: May 2010, Vol. 5, No. 4     Author: Irina Kozlova
Tags: Astrus
 

Government to set new hospitality rules on hotels services for the Sochi Olympics

Specifically, the bill states that only hotels that have undergone the new classification procedures according to the new law can offer hospitality services in the city from July 1, 2011 to Dec. 31, 2016...

The renovated legendary Ukraina Hotel opens under the Radisson Royal Hotel brand

The new owners have preserved the exteriors, whilst completely refurbishing the interiors of the hotel building, which is one of the famous seven Stalin skyscrapers in Moscow...

 

The first Hilton Hotel branded hotel sets to debut in the Ulyanovsk Region

Tatiana Fadeyeva, the manager for communications at Ulyanovsk Regional Development Corp., says all the official documents necessary to launch the construction of the Hilton Garden Inn Hotel are now ready...

Amaks Hotels&Resorts debuts on the international hospitality services markets

The company plans to acquire new hotels in Belarus, where corresponding agreements had been signed with the administrations of those regions on participation in the privatization of the objects...

 

New hope for locating Grand Hyatt Hotel in the Federation Tower

Such optimism has rekindled the hope for locating the Grand Hyatt Hotel in the Federation Tower as it is its uppermost floors that are will house the five-star hotel...

The Moscow regions best hotels honored with Moscow Region governors prizes

The winners of the competition, The Best Companies in the Moscow Regions Tourist Industry in 2009, were named and awarded the regional governors prizes...

 

Don Plaza outlines ambitiously bold brand expansion plans in the hotel industry

According to the company's management, the brand expansion plans are aimed, first and foremost, at southern Russia, though cooperation with other regions will also be considered...

Ararat Park Hyatt Moscow hires a new executive chef

Joly has joined Ararat Park Hyatt Moscow as its executive chef, bringing with him over 20 years of experience of working with internationally renowned French chefs...

 

Soon-to-be opened Lotte Hotel Moscow becomes an LHW member

According to LHW, requirements for becoming a member stipulate that a hotel must meet exacting standards of excellence in all areas of hospitality client services...

Eurolux hotel becomes part of Umaco under the Katerina Park brand

According to the new management, the property is currently being rebranded as a part of the Katerina chain and will be opened at the end of spring 2010 under the Katerina Park brand...

 

Astrus management unveils ambitious plans for refurbishing CHT

Top hotel staff and media representatives discussed the final phases of the rebranding program and the hotels new vision at a press launch in February...