The Rezidor Hotel Group is to open the Radisson Resort Rosa Khutor (180 rooms) and the Park Inn Resort Rosa Khutor (200 rooms) in Russia. Both properties are scheduled to welcome their first guests in Q4 2012. The Rosa Khutor development is within Russia’s most famous ski region of Krasnaya Polyana and 50 km east of the city of Sochi, where the XXII Olympic Winter Games will be held in 2014.
The two hotels will be located within the 537 hectare Rosa Khutor Alpine Ski Resort Development, which is nearing the completion of Phase One. Upon completion, the US$1.4b development will include 40 ski runs, 14 ski lifts and a capacity for 10,500 people.
Other facilities will include a ski school, multiple restaurants, a child care centre and retail outlets.
The development is in accordance with the Russian government’s grand scheme to make Sochi a world class winter and summer resort.
Besides 180 rooms, the Radisson Rosa Khutor will feature multiple restaurants, a spa and fitness centre and meeting space. Just 200m away, the Park Inn Rosa Khutor will offer 200 guest rooms and a restaurant. Guests will have access to the leisure and meeting facilities of the nearby Radisson.
Rezidor, president and CEO, Kurt Ritter said: “These hotels further underline our commitment to Russia where we now have 36 hotels in operation and under development with a total of over 9,000 rooms and which is one of our most important emerging markets for future business development. At the same time, these signings bring our portfolio of young and stylish resorts in operation and under development to almost 50 properties with more than 10,000 rooms across Europe, Middle East and Africa.”