The Swiss˘tel Hotels & Resorts andáthe Riviera Tower LLC have signed a management contract for a new luxury hotel
in Russia. The Swiss˘tel Riviera Tower Kazan, which is scheduled to open in 2016, will reinforce the hotel groupĺs position in the Eastern European market. The Swiss˘tel Krasnye Holmy, in Moscow, has garnered an excellent reputation since opening its doors. Kazan, the capital of the Republic of Tatarstan, is located approximately 500 miles east of Moscow. The new, deluxe hotel will have 211 guestrooms and suites, a PŘrovel Spa & Sport complex, numerous indoor and outdoor sports facilities, various restaurants, a ballroom, and several smaller conference rooms.á"Our hotel group has had a presence in Moscow for years and we have established an excellent reputation here," said Meinhard Huck, president of Swiss˘tel 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."