Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: HOT), announced the official opening of the highly anticipated St. Regis Moscow Nikolskaya. Owned by Rutsog Invest, the hotel marks the entry of the St. Regis brand in Russia, situated at an unrivalled location in the capital. With the opening of The St. Regis Moscow Nikolskaya, St. Regis has tripled its global footprint in the past decade to 34 hotels. The brand is set to debut The St. Regis Mumbai and The St. Regis Dubai by the end of 2015.
“We look forward to building a long-term partnership with Rutsog Invest as we introduce the St. Regis brand and its uncompromising commitment to excellence to Russia,” said Michael Wale, President, Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Europe, Africa and Middle East. “Starwood is maintaining strong growth momentum in Russia and the arrival of St. Regis in Moscow reinforces our commitment to strengthen our luxury portfolio in this important and fast developing market.”
“Located in the most highly sought-after address in the city, The St. Regis Moscow Nikolskaya delivers a new level of bespoke hospitality to locals and visitors alike through the brand’s signature St. Regis Butler Service,” said Jenni Benzaquen, Vice President, Luxury Brands, Starwood Hotels & Resorts – Europe, Africa and Middle East. “Capturing the soul of Moscow’s historic city center and the spirit of the new grand tour, this hotel is a befitting debut for St. Regis in this international gateway city.”
Located on Nikolskaya Street, which connects Lubyanka Square and Red Square, the hotel occupies one of the most prestigious buildings in the capital. Situated close to the Duma (Russia’s parliament) and major business hubs as well as commercial and governmental buildings, The St. Regis Moscow Nikolskaya is ideal for business travelers. The hotel is also within walking distance from historic attractions and sites, including the Kremlin and Bolshoi Theatre as well as GUM and TSUM luxury department stores.
Originally constructed in the 1870s as the residence of Count Orlov-Davydov, The St. Regis Moscow Nikolskaya offers 210 spacious guest rooms and suites with belle époque interiors, an elegant tribute to the building’s heritage. The luxurious rooms offer postcard-perfect views of the city’s historical downtown and the bustling streets around the hotel.