Marriott to open its first Novosibirsk hotel

6 May 2013 by GrahamSmith

Marriott International is to open its first hotel in Novosibirsk, Russia.

The 175-room Marriott Novosibirsk Hotel is expected to open on Lenin Square opposite the city’s iconic Opera House next year.

It will feature a leisure club, indoor swimming pool, restaurant, lobby lounge and bar, and a business centre.

Today’s announcement brings the number of Marriott properties due to open in Russia over the next three years to nine.

Other upcoming openings include the 234-room Moscow Marriott Novy Arbat in 2014, and the Courtyard by Marriott Sochi Plaza Hotel and Krasnaya Polyana Marriott Hotel in Sochi, host city of the 2014 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.

Amy McPherson, president and managing director of Marriott International in Europe, said: “Last October we announced plans to grow our portfolio in Russia and Commonwealth of Independent States by more than 50 per cent by 2015 and signing the Marriott Novosibirsk Hotel is another important step in reaching that goal.”

Novosibirsk is the capital of the Siberian Federal District and Russia’s third largest city after Moscow and St Petersburg.

Earlier this year, it was announced that Marriott International is to partner with Inter Hospitality, part of the Inter Ikea Group, to develop a new economy hotel offering under the branding Moxy (see online news, March 2013).

The first Moxy hotel is expected to open in Milan in 2014, with plans to expand the brand to 150 properties in ten countries across Europe including the UK, Germany, Austria, Ireland, Belgium, Italy, The Netherlands, Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden.

A Marriott spokesperson described the brand as combining “contemporary stylish design, approachable service and, most importantly, an affordable price”.

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