175-room business hotel by American chain Marriott opens in centre of Novosibirsk
The second hotel in Siberia by international chain Marriott International has opened in Novosibirsk. It is being positioned as a «business hotel» and has meeting rooms with a total area of 480 square metres. Rooms start at €120, the hotel’s PR coordinator Natalia Brus told Sib.fm’s correspondent on 16 June
Construction of the Marriott Hotel in Novosibirsk began in spring 2013 at the intersection of Ordzhonikidze Street and Michurina Street. The project’s developer is Siberian Hotels, while company Transservice is the source of funding.
The opening of the hotel took place on 16 June 2014. It has 175 rooms and also features meeting rooms with a total area of 480m2 and a capacity of up to 450 guests, a swimming pool, fitness centre and Turkish bath.
The Novosibirsk Marriott Hotel is the chain’s second hotel in Siberia and 15th in Russia. As Natalia Brus told Sib.fm’s correspondent, its specifications correspond to the Russian «five star» classification, but the company did not submit documents to get this confirmed as it uses its own classification
«According to the Marriott system, we are considered a business hotel,» she explained.
Standard rooms rates start at 120 euros; the hotel’s first guests arrived in the morning on 16 June.
The source said that the chain’s second hotel in Siberia — the Courtyard Marriott Irkutsk City Center — is located in Irkutsk and corresponds to the «four star» classification.
Marriott Hotels International Ltd is one of the largest hotel chains in the world. It consists of more than 3,500 hotels with approximately 500,000 rooms, operating in 70 countries around the world. In February 2012, Transstroibank (Moscow) and Marriott International announced plans to build 20 hotels in Russia: in Nizhny Novgorod, Omsk, Kemerovo, Rostov, Almetyevsk and Nizhnekamsk.