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Mandarin Oriental signs New Hotel in Moscow

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Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group is to manage a luxurious new hotel in the heart of Moscow. Mandarin Oriental, Moscow, scheduled to open in 2011, will be located on Tverskaya Street, just a five minute walk from the famous Red Square, with its architectural attractions including the Kremlin and St Basils Cathedral. The property is well positioned within the citys prime financial and commercial district, and provides easy access to Moscows numerous cultural attractions and its most prestigious shopping area, home to many exclusive retail brands.

The hotel will be housed in the redevelopment of a historic building that was originally constructed in the early 19th Century as a private manor house. Over the course of the century, the original building was extended to house additional apartments and galleries, and in 1911 it was converted to a luxury hotel. During the intervening period, the premises has lost much of its decorative beauty and the restoration of the period architecture will be an integral part of the buildings transformation into a Mandarin Oriental.

The hotels 237 guestrooms, including 66 suites, will be amongst the largest in the city, featuring a classic but contemporary interior style with Mandarin Orientals renowned customer-centric technology providing guests with highly sophisticated in-room entertainment, in an elegant environment.

In keeping with Mandarin Orientals award winning spa concepts, Mandarin Oriental, Moscow will incorporate a holistic range of wellness and beauty treatments in a tranquil, meditative setting. The spacious spa will include private treatment rooms as well as significant water and heat therapies. An indoor swimming pool and a comprehensive fitness centre will further add to the hotels leisure facilities.

The hotel will also feature a variety of restaurants and bars, offering an eclectic choice of contemporary cuisine and cocktails in chic surroundings. Two elegant ballrooms, 6,000 sq metres of luxury retail and significant underground valet parking will also be added to the property.

The hotel will be owned and developed by Unicor Management Company, a real estate developer with a significant residential and commercial portfolio and interests in a variety of industries, including banking, retail and agriculture.

We are delighted to be bringing Mandarin Orientals renowned hospitality to Russias capital city. Moscow is fast becoming one of the worlds most important business and leisure destinations, and we are excited at the prospect of creating a legendary Mandarin Oriental hotel in this pre-eminent location. It represents a significant step in our strategy to establish our brand firmly in the worlds most important destinations, said Mandarin Oriental Hotel Groups Chief Executive, Edouard Ettedgui.

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