Hilton plans nine new Russian hotels in preparation for 2018 World Cup

Hilton Worldwide will open nine hotels in Russia in time for the 2018 World Cup.

Hilton plans nine new Russian hotels in preparation for 2018 World Cup
Hilton plans nine new Russian hotels in preparation for 2018 World Cup

Visitor increase

Hilton now has a total of 16 hotels open or under development in Russia. The most recent additions include Russia's first Hampton by Hilton hotel.

Hilton Worldwide senior vice president of development in Europe and Africa Patrick Fitzgibbon said: "Russia's appointment as host for the 2018 World Cup provides further opportunities for expansion in a country that remains a key focus for our business growth. With forthcoming infrastructure improvements and much needed amendments to visa restrictions, we anticipate further increases in investment and sustained increases in visitor numbers to the country going forward."

Omsk

Hampton by Hilton Omsk, Russia's first Hampton by Hilton, will offer 175 rooms and be located near to the city downtown area. Expected to open in autumn 2013, the new hotel will offer one 40sqmmeeting room, a business centre and a gym.

Moscow

Hampton by Hilton Moscow Strogino, expected to open in early 2014, is a 214-room new-build hotel close to exhibition centre Crocus Expo.  It will feature a restaurant and lobby bar, gym, business centre and event space totalling 270sqm.

Hilton Garden Inn Moscow New Riga, a 162-room new-build hotel will be situated west of Moscow. It will include 570sqm of event space and a business centre and is expected to open in winter 2012.

Astrakhan

Hilton Garden Inn Astrakhan, also expected to open in early 2012, is located in the Astrakhan business district. The hotel is located next to a newly completed 6,000-seat sports and event centre. It will feature eight meeting rooms totalling 320sqm.

Krasnodar

Hilton Garden Inn Krasnodar, a 163-room hotel, will be located at the intersection of the main streets of Krasnaya and Mira.  Expected to open in spring 2012, the new-build will offer a restaurant, lobby bar and meeting space of 142sqm.

Round-up

Last August, Hilton Worldwide announced the signing of Hilton Garden Inn Omsk, which is expected to open in 2014.  This was followed by three further signings, Doubletree by Hilton, Moscow Leningradsky-Riverside and Hilton Garden Inn Yaroslavl which are expected to open in 2012. Hilton Garden Inn Kazan, meanwhile, is due to open in 2014.

Further Hilton properties under development in Russia include Doubletree by Hilton, Perm; Doubletree by Hilton, Sochi-Adler; Hilton Garden Inn Samara; and Hilton Garden Inn Ulyanovsk, all expected to open in 2012.

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