29 June, 2016 (MOSCOW, RUSSIA) -InterContinental Hotels Group® (IHG), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, is proud to announce the opening of Holiday Inn® Moscow – Seligerskaya in Russia’s culturally rich capital, under a managed agreement with owners Amtel Properties.
Located north of the city, conveniently close to Sheremetyevo International Airport, just a 10-minute walk from upcoming metro station "Seligerskaya" (planned for opening in September 2017), and in close proximity to Moscow’s city centre, the hotel is an ideal base to venture out from. Guests can enjoy an exciting mix of culture whilst visiting the capital, with the Tretyakov State Gallery, the iconic Bolshoi Theatre, the VDNH park with amazing sculptures and fountains, and the recently opened Moskvarium aquarium among the city’s highlights.
With 201 spacious rooms, the hotel features a unique atrium-style Open Lobby. The Holiday Inn® Open Lobby has transformed the traditional hotel lobby format by combining the front desk, restaurant, bar, lounge area and business centre into one open, cohesive space, while refreshing the design to give it a more contemporary feel. The concept has been established by understanding how people use space at home in order to give guests the most flexibility, whether they’re looking to eat, relax, work, or have fun in one integrated space. The Open Lobby at Holiday Inn® Moscow – Seligerskaya boasts an all-day dining menu and 24/7 coffee shop, which gives guests the flexibility to work in comfort at any time of the day and stay connected with complimentary Wi-Fi.
Ideal for corporate and business travellers, Holiday Inn® Moscow – Seligerskaya features 12 conference rooms, which can accommodate up to 300 people, while a large auditorium is perfect for hosting big events. Families can make use of a gym, swimming pool and sauna, and get all the advantages from the Kids Stay and Eat Free® programme, available in all Holiday Inn® hotels. A private green area surrounding the hotel is perfect for weddings and important celebrations.
Daniel Gupta, CEO of Amtel Properties said: “We are excited for the opening of the Holiday Inn® Moscow – Seligerskaya, and very proud to open our first hotel with IHG. The hotel operated under the world’s famous brand contributes to the development of the Northern district of Moscow and provides hospitality infrastructure that will meet the raising demand from domestic and international travellers. We are delighted to be partnering with IHG on this new venture which will hopefully open the gates to future endeavours.”
Aron Libinson, Associate Vice President of Operations and Development, Russia, Georgia and the CIS, IHG said: “We are excited to be adding to our Holiday Inn® portfolio in Russia. From being the first brand to let Kids Stay and Eat Free®, to introducing innovations such as the Open Lobby, the momentum behind the brand’s growth in Europe is exciting and we look forward to Holiday Inn® Moscow – Seligerskaya becoming the hotel of choice for visitors to this incredible city. We are most grateful to Mr Daniel Gupta, CEO of Amtel Properties, for his enthusiasm and vision that has transformed this landmark hotel to begin a new life under our brand. We are sure of the success of our long term partnership.”
Oxana Evsukova, General Manager, Holiday Inn® Moscow - Seligerskaya said: “We are thrilled to be opening the doors to the hotel and are really looking forward to seeing the Open Lobby space become a popular space for work, recreation and relaxation among our guests. Located just on the outskirts of Moscow, the hotel is surrounded by parks the perfect location for outdoor events in the summer and we can’t wait for the hotel to become a hub for business and leisure travellers from around the globe.”
Holiday Inn® Hotels & Resorts has 282 Holiday Inn hotels in Europe, including nine in Russia (Holiday Inn® Moscow- Lesnaya, Holiday Inn ® Moscow- Simonovsky, Holiday Inn® Moscow-Sokolniki, Holiday Inn® Moscow –Suschevsky, Holiday Inn Moscow – Seligerskaya, Holiday Inn® Moscow- Vinogradovo, Holiday Inn® Samara, Holiday Inn® St Petersburg- Moskovskye V, and Holiday Inn® Ufa). There are 36 new hotels in the pipeline for Europe.*
*As at June 2016
Room rates start from RUB 4,500 for a standard room.