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Bulgari Hotels and Resorts has announced it has signed an agreement with Russian investor Alexey Bogachev in an effort to bring the luxury hospitality brand to Moscow.
Moscow-based real estate development company Storm Properties has signed on as the developer of the project, and plans for the opening of the Bulgari Hotel in Moscow are now slated for 2019. Upon completion, the property will be Bulgari’s seventh international hotel, following the opening of Milan in 2004, Bali in 2006, London in 2012, and the expected openings in Shanghai, Beijing and Dubai Hotels scheduled for 2017.
The agreement was signed in the presence of Alexey Bogachev, investor of the project, and Jean-Christophe Babin, chief executive officer of Bulgari Group, in Moscow.
The hotel will be located within walking distance of several city landmarks, including the historic Kremlin and the Red Square, as well as the Moscow State Conservatory of P. I. Tchaikovsky. Included among the hotel’s 65 rooms and suites will be the 3,229 square-foot Bulgari Suite, complete with a large rooftop terrace offering views of the Moscow rooftops and of the Kremlin. Other luxury facilities will include a Bulgari restaurant and bar, a spa and a large swimming pool.
The hotel building is part of a full block development between Bolshaya Nikitskaya and Sredniy Kislovskiy, which will comprise luxury residences and townhouses.
Once the former residence of a noble family and later home to musicians from the Conservatory of P. I. Tchaikovsky, the Bulgari Hotel in Moscow will be designed by Italian architectural firm Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel and Partners in collaboration with ATRIUM, a Russian architectural bureau. The hotel will have a mix of both traditional and contemporary themes, as well as new and conventional architecture.
In addition, the hotel's interiors will be totally renovated to incorporate the new luxury facilities, while the internal courtyard will have a style inspired by the traditional patios of Italian Renaissance Palaces, offering outdoor living space during the warm season.