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Starwood Hotels and Resorts expands presence in Russia with new Sheraton Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport Hotel

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Located just 800 metres from the Rapidly Developing International Airport, the Addition of this New Hotel Reinforces Starwood’s Strategic Expansion in Russia.

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. today announced the opening of the new Sheraton Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport Hotel. Owned by Otdelstroy-Invest LLC, Sheraton Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport Hotel plays a key role in Starwood’s strategic expansion plans in Russia, which include the opening of eight new hotels in the country over the next three years under the company’s Sheraton, Four Points by Sheraton and Aloft brands. Sheraton now stands stronger than ever with the most robust portfolio in its history and is experiencing record-breaking growth, putting the brand on track to open its 500th hotel in 2016.

“We look forward to a long-term collaboration with Otdelstroy-Invest as we open our second Sheraton hotel in Russia, one of the world’s fastest-growing travel and outbound markets. We see great potential to grow our footprint in Russia, leveraging the Sheraton brand’s first-mover advantage to enter into emerging cities,” said Michael Wale, President, Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Europe, Africa and Middle East. “As the Moscow Sheremetyevo airport continues to develop and expand, Sheraton Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport Hotel is well positioned to become the choice gathering place for both local and international business travellers.”

 

Sheraton Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport Hotel

Designed to appeal to both business and leisure travellers, Sheraton Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport Hotel offers a vibrant, open atmosphere. Guests can enjoy complimentary wireless internet access with the signature Link@SheratonSM experienced with Microsoft® – a social, technology hub in the lobby where guests can stay connected to what matters most during their stay.

The 10-storey hotel comprises 342 guest rooms and suites, all equipped with the signature all-white Sheraton Sweet Sleeper™ Bed. The room interiors embrace the modern interpretation of classic design for which the Sheraton brand is known. The Presidential Suite, located on the ninth floor and spanning 130 square metres, consists of a spacious living area with a fireplace and a library, a master bedroom, and a spacious marbled bathroom with a Jacuzzi.

Situated on the top floor of the hotel, the exclusive Sheraton Club Lounge serves breakfast, all-day refreshments, cocktail hors d’oeuvres and a variety of beverages. The Voyager, the hotel’s all-day dining restaurant, offers international and traditional Russian cuisine. Opening in 2014, East37 will feature pan-Asian and grill specialties, as well as an open kitchen. The lobby lounge serves draught beers, fine wines, fresh coffee, and tasty sandwiches, snacks, and desserts round the clock.

A premier venue for meetings and events, the Sheraton Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport Hotel has 1,000 square metres of modern facilities, equipped with Internet access and state-of-the-art technology. Accommodating up to 600 guests and featuring a soaring celling with crystal chandeliers, the 535 square metre ballroom is suited for any business function – from board meetings to product launches, and can be divided into three sections.

The fitness facility, Sheraton Fitness by Core® Performance, is the brand’s holistic health and fitness programme that has been designed exclusively for Sheraton guests, which includes Color Your PlateTM healthy dining options, state-of-the-art fitness centre and a complimentary “workout in a bag”. The signature Shine Spa for Sheraton – opening in the second quarter of 2014, will offer a lively and relaxing spa experience, featuring a traditional Turkish hammam, sauna, a salt-cave room, a steam room, an indoor heated pool and whirlpool, as well as four treatment rooms.

Sheraton Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport Hotel is located within the seven-hectare SkyPoint Business Park development. Situated just 800 metres from Sheremetyevo Airport – which served over 26 million international and domestic passengers last year, an increase of more than 16% over 2011, the hotel is set to become a cornerstone in the expansion of the surrounding area.

 

Starwood Hotels & Resorts in Russia

Starwood currently operates four hotels in Russia, including Sheraton Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport Hotel, Sheraton Palace Hotel and Hotel National, a Luxury Collection Hotel in Moscow, and a W hotel in St. Petersburg.

The company is set to open eight new hotels in Russia over the next three years, including the introduction of the Sheraton brand in Sochi, Perm and Rostov-on-Don – which will mark the entry of Starwood into these emerging cities. In 2014, Starwood will debut the Four Points by Sheraton brand in Russia, with the company entering for the first time into Kaluga, followed by openings in Moscow and Krasnodov, the latter being a new market for Starwood. The 2015 opening of Aloft St. Petersburg will also mark the launch of the sizzling Aloft brand in Russia.

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