Go-ahead given for new Moscow hotel | 18 April 2012
Luxury property developer RGI International has confirmed it is to resume its project to build a 160-bed hotel in central Moscow, stockmarketwire.com reports.
The original plans submitted in 2009 were for an office complex at the site, but this has since been changed to the “more favourable” hotel scheme, approved by the Moscow government’s Urban Development Committee.
The development, located within the Garden Ring in Zemlyanoy Val Street, will occupy almost a quarter of an acre. It will feature underground parking plus convenient access direct from the building to Kursk metro station. It will also offer guests a health spa, comfortable rooms and business facilities within an aesthetically-pleasing modern environment, which could require comprehensive property management software so as to more easily keep operations running smoothly.
The aim is to help raise Moscow’s profile and standing as a ‘leading tourist destination’ by providing an affordable yet luxurious 3/4 star hotel.
It is said that Yury Grigoryan, the renowned architect, has already created a concept for the hotel. The brief mandates a modern hotel complex that must complement the ‘traditions and atmosphere of the city’s architecture’, according to prohotel.ru. Grigoryan recently won an award for his shopping complex at Tsventnoy Central Market, also for RGI.
Construction of the hotel is vaguely anticipated to take ‘around four years’, though once the work documentation is fully completed, a more accurate timescale should be released.
Written by Elizabeth Smythe on behalf of Qube Global Software
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