Rezidor opens the Radisson Royal Hotel, Moscow

Brussels, Belgium | May 03, 2010

The Rezidor Hotel Group has a new flagship in the Russian Capital: On April 28, 2010 Moscow's Mayor Yury Luzhkov officially opened the luxurious Radisson Royal Hotel, Moscow. Formerly known as "Hotel Ukraina", the impressive building with a height of 206 meters and a total surface of more than 100,000 square meters is one of Stalin's legendary skyscrapers "Seven Sisters", and reopened its doors after an extensive 3-years renovation - now featuring 506 guest rooms and suites as well as 38 apartments.

"This hotel is a milestone in Rezidor's history. It combines Moscow's rich historical and cultural heritage with the international first class standards Radisson Blu is known for", says Kurt Ritter, President & CEO of Rezidor.

Right in the heart of Moscow
The Radisson Royal Hotel, Moscow is located in the city centre - on a bow of the Moskva River at the conjunction of Kutuzovsky Prospect and Novy Arbat, two of the city's most prestigious commercial thoroughfares. Within close walking distance from the property there are many notable locations such as the House of Government of the Russian Federation (Russian White House) and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Red Square, flanked by the walls of the Kremlin, is within comfortable reach of the Hotel.

A team of the best architects, designers and technicians has meticulously restored the hotel's exterior and interiors: The 505 rooms and suites (25-370 square meters) as well as 38 serviced apartments (70-120 square meters) with kitchenettes feature Radisson Blu signature services like free high speed Internet access, and are equipped with furniture and accessories of worldwide leading brands such as Baker, Provasi, Florence Art, Citterio, Villeroy & Boch, Penhaligon's and Etro.

A paradise for gourmets
The hotel restaurants belong to the best in town: The main restaurant "Veranda" serves contemporary Mediterranean cuisine and classic international dishes, and the "Tatler Club" with its innovative fusion cuisine by the famous Russian Chef Arkady Novikov is a true must. At "Bono" guests enjoy Italian specialties, "Farsi" invites to taste exotic Iranian menus, the "Takasa" on the 31st floor serves sophisticated Japanese delicacies - and the best spot for a drink and a song after dinner is the hotel's "Trubadur" Karaoke Bar with stunning views over the city. The Radisson Royal Hotel, Moscow even offers the opportunity for a lunch or dinner on the Moskva River: snow-white Yacht Restaurants have been exclusively designed for the hotel and run on a two hour trip from the hotel along the most picturesque sights of Moscow.

First Class services and an own art gallery
On the first floor, the Radisson Royal Hotel, Moscow features the Royal Wellness Club - an exclusive health- and fitness center on 3,500 square meters and including a 50m heated indoor pool, a perfectly equipped gym, a beauty parlor and spa area, thermal baths and massage rooms. Business guests benefit from spacious meeting rooms and 2 conferencing and banqueting halls with 420 square meters which can host 350 persons for a cocktail reception and 150 persons for a gala dinner.

The Radisson Royal Hotel provides guests also with the opportunity to enjoy fine art - the rooms and public spaces are decorated with a collection of paintings, which comprises more than 1,200 original master works by Russian artists created in the first half of last century (among them paintings by Vasily Polenov, Julius Klever, Alexander Deineka, Dmitry Nalbandian, Max Birstein, Michael Suzdal'tsev, Nicholas Romadin, and Mikhail Kupriyanov). On the ground floor, the Diorama "Moscow - the capital of the USSR" is a true highlight: It presents - on a total surface of 400 square meters and reduced in scale 1:75 - the historical centre of Moscow and its environs from the Luzhniki up to Zemlyanoy Val in the year 1977 when it was created.

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