Zurich-based Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts and Riviera Tower Limited Liability Co. have signed a management contract for a new hotel in Kazan, Russia, scheduled to open in 2016.
The Swissôtel Riviera Tower Kazan will feature 211 guestrooms and suites, a Pürovel Spa & Sport complex covering 16,146 sq ft (1,500 sq m), numerous indoor and outdoor sports facilities, a ballroom, a number of smaller conference rooms and various restaurants.
The hotel will be located in the heart of Kazan’s business and banking district. With a population around 1.2 million, Kazan is the capital of the Republic of Tatarstan and will host major events including the upcoming Summer Universiade 2013.
“Our hotel group has had a presence in Moscow (Swissôtel Krasnye Holmy) for years, and we have established an excellent reputation here,” said Meinhard Huck, president of Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts. “The new hotel in Kazan will join the two deluxe hotels we plan to open in Sochi in 2013 and our existing hotel in Moscow, and represent a perfect addition to what we feel is a key Eastern European market.”