The official opening ceremony of hotel and business center “Arctic” was held on the 13th of September 2014. The highest in polar region 19-storey “Arctic” entered into new life after total reconstruction. The complex offers a unique meeting room-transformer with capacity up to 500 persons, business center, coffee shop, 2 restaurants and a guarded two-level underground parking.
AZIMUT Hotel Murmansk is the first SMART hotel in Murmansk. The SMART philosophy implies up-to-date design and multifunctional rooms and public areas. There are 186 SMART rooms with the size from 21 to 44 sq.m. depending on the category. All of the rooms offer impressive panoramic view of the city center and Kola Bay. Lease areas of business center “Arctic” took place from 4-11 floors and consist of 8477.6 square meters. One of the advantages of hotel complex is its location in the heart of business and cultural life of the city that creates additional benefits for business and leisure.
The hotel building was constructed over 30 years ago according to the highest standards of that time and became a landmark of the city. Due to the efforts of the best engineers and builders façade had been totally renovated and internal systems were replaced, but the historical appearance of the “Arctic” was fully maintained. The severe climatic conditions in the polar region were also taken into consideration during reconstruction and special technologies and materials were applied to ensure the effective operation of the complex.
Murmansk city leaders and management of AZIMUT Hotels attended the opening ceremony of hotel and business complex. The Mayor of Murmansk Aleksey Veller thanked all the participants for their work, placed emphasis on the opening of the hotel center as one of the most important events in the history of the city, and expressed interest in implementation of joint projects in the future.
Walter Neumann, CEO of AZIMUT Hotels: “AZIMUT Hotel Murmansk is the first hotel of AZIMUT Hotels beyond the Polar circle and the sixth hotel, where SMART-concept is implemented. Synergy of the hotel and business center provides an ideal conditions for business travelers, who can solve business problems in 24/7 mode. We are sure the AZIMUT Hotel Murmansk and business center of “Arctic” will become a center of business activity and emphasize the dynamic status of Murmansk.”
In the evening, the celebration to mark the opening of AZIMUT Hotel Murmansk continued for all the citizens of Murmansk. The concert of ??regional artists and invited guest artists team “Drum time” and a group “Dune” took place. The final accord of the holiday was bright and colorful firework and a laser show.