The Rezidor Hotel Group is to open Park Inn Lipetsk in Russia. The new hotel featuring 237 rooms is under construction and scheduled to open its doors in 2012. The Park Inn hotel will be located on a site south of the city centre and 300m from the River Voronezh. Besides the 237 rooms, it will feature an all day dining restaurant, a Paulaner micro-brewery, two bars, and conferencing and leisure facilities.
Developer of the project is Joint Stock Company ‘Kuznetskiy Most Development’.
Lipetsk is located 450km south of Moscow and has a population of 500,000. It is the capital of the regional Oblast and the administrative, industrial and cultural centre of the area.
Its industrial base is expanding, strengthened by the existence of a Special Economic Zone within the city. It is particularly known for its steel production, through the presence of Novolipetsk Steel (one of the largest steel firms in Russia).
Rezidor, president and CEO, Kurt Ritter said: “This hotel marked our 35th signing in 2009. Despite the challenging climate, we could add almost 7,000 rooms to our portfolio across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. At the same time this agreement is a further symbol for our commitment to Russia – this emerging region belongs to our most important markets for future business development.”
Rezidor now has over 8,500 rooms in operation or under development in Russia, including nearly 5,000 Park Inn rooms.