London (ots) - Hilton International, today revealed plans for two
major hotel developments in Moscow and Venice.
The 436 guest-room, five star Hilton Red Square, Moscow will be
situated on Red Square adjacent to The Kremlin and minutes from the
Maly and Bolshoi theatres. Due to open early in 2006, Hilton will
manage the hotel on behalf of developer Red Square Company, who is
building the hotel on the site of the former Intourist hotel.
In addition to offering the largest guest rooms in Moscow at 36 sq
metres, the hotel will include 1700 sq metres of conference space
catering for up to 800 delegates, making it the largest conference
hotel in the Russian capital. Two restaurants, two bars (one a cigar
bar), a health club, swimming pool and spa will also be included in
the development in addition to a casino.
Existing Hilton International hotels in Eastern Europe include
Sofia, Bucharest, Prague and Budapest (two hotels).
The Molino Stucky Hilton, Venice is scheduled to open early 2005
boasting 380 guest-rooms over eight floors.
Situated on the island of la Giudecca, five minutes from St Marks
Square in the centre of Venice, the hotel will offer two restaurants,
a terrace overlooking the city, horizon pool and a fitness & beauty
centre. A 7500 sq. metre conference centre will cater for up to 1500
The 31'000 sq. metre historic former pasta mill is being developed
by Acqua Pia Antica Marcia. Plans for the new hotel will not alter
the façade or industrial structure of the original Molino Stucky
mill, which was Venice's first gothic revival building, originally
built in 1895.
Hilton International currently operates four hotels in Italy:
Milan, Sorrento and Rome (two hotels).
Commenting on the new hotels, David Michels, Chief Executive,
Hilton Group, said: "It is always a pleasure to unveil plans for new
Hilton hotels but with prestige locations in Red Square, Moscow and
Venice the pleasure is even greater. Yet again Hilton will soon be
offering two more first class hotels in unique locations."
Notes to Editors
Hilton International (HI), an operating division of the UK based
Hilton Group plc, owns the rights to the Hilton brand name throughout
the world, with the exception of North America. HI operates over 400
hotels, with some 250 branded Hilton, over 150 under the mid-market
Scandic brand plus 15 luxury Conrad hotels. Hilton International
employs over 44,000 staff in over 70 countries. A global marketing
alliance between Hilton International and the North American based
Hilton Hotels Corporation (HHC), extends the number of hotels
operated by both companies worldwide to over 2'400 - over 500 of
which are branded Hilton.
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ots Originaltext: Hilton Group plc
Head of Public Relations
Hilton Group plc