New Swissotel to Open in Russia

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Russia's high-end hotel scene keeps growing: Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts and Riviera Tower Limited Liability Company have signed a management contract for a new hotel in the city of Kazan. The hotel is scheduled to open in 2016.
 
The Swissôtel Riviera Tower Kazan will follow the lead of Swissôtel Krasnye Holmy in Moscow. It will have a Pürovel Spa & Sport complex as well as indoor and outdoor sports facilities.
 
The new hotel will be located on the banks of Kazanka river, almost 500 miles east of Moscow in the capital of the Republic of Tatarstan. According to the results of an independent Forbes magazine research, it is on top of business climate and attractiveness rating for Russian cities. It is also known as an important destination for major sports events, including the upcoming Summer Universiade 2013, due to a highly developed infrastructure.

"Our hotel group has had a presence in Moscow for years," explains 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."

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