Starwood Hotels & Resorts Brings Aloft to Ukraine
Wednesday August 21st, 2013 - 9:38AM BP
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STAMFORD, CT—Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. announced the signing of Aloft Kiev, which will mark the entrance of Aloft Hotels into Ukraine when it opens in 2015.
“We are excited to grow Starwood’s presence in Eastern Europe as we bring the Aloft brand to Ukraine,” stated Michael Wale, president, Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Europe, Africa and Middle East. “Aloft is the perfect match for a vibrant city like Kiev as it provides an entirely new, stylish and affordable approach to hospitality within the mid-market segment.”
Aloft Kiev will be located in the Central Business District (CBD), in close proximity to numerous business establishments, and public, retail, sports, culture and entertainment venues.
The new-build Aloft Kiev will comprise 310 guestrooms and 10 executive suites all featuring the brand’s signature high ceilings, oversized windows and an ultra-comfortable platform bed as well as large walk-in showers with complimentary Bliss Spa products.
The opening of Aloft Kiev will mark Starwood’s third hotel in Ukraine following the opening of a Four Points by Sheraton hotel in Zaporozhye in 2011 and the signings of Hotel Bristol, a Luxury Collection hotel in Odessa, which is due to open in 2014, and a new Sheraton hotel in Kiev, which is scheduled to open in 2016.
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