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Thu, 13 August 2015

Starwood Opens Sheraton Hotel in Ufa, Bashkortostan

Starwood has expanded its portfolio of hotels in Russia with the opening of the Sheraton Ufa Hotel, a new build property located near the southern stretch of the Ural Mountains.

Developed by Granelle Real Estate, the hotel marks a Starwood debut in the oil-rich capital of the Republic of Bashkortostan.

Ufa, as an emerging market, presents another tremendous expansion opportunity for Sheraton, and we are proud to be the first internationally branded upscale property to open in the region, said Dave Marr, Global Brand Leader, Sheraton Hotels & Resorts. Sheraton Ufa builds on the brands first mover advantage and we are excited to partner with Granelle Real Estate LLC to grow the Sheraton brand in Russia.

Sheraton Ufa is within close proximity to key government institutions, banks, and multinational corporations - in addition to Congress Hall, the main conference center in the Republic of Bashkortostan.

For guests in search of cultural diversions, Ufa is also home to the Bashkir State Opera and Ballet Theatre, the Nesterov Art Gallery, the Bashkortostan National Museum, as well as numerous historical sites.

Spread across nine floors, Sheraton Ufa features 150 guest rooms and 11 suites designed by Christian Lundwall. Each space boasts interplays of cedar wood evoking regional architectural styles and also comes equipped with air conditioning, a fully stocked minibar, and high-speed internet.

An ideal choice for meetings and events, Sheraton Ufa has more than 9,500 square feet of function space across a ballroom and 13 versatile meeting rooms. Together these rooms can accommodate up to 1,000 individuals.

Sheraton Ufa also has a restaurant, Club Lounge, spa and fitness center.

The property is a 25-minute drive from Ufa International Airport, which has international connections to countries across Europe and the Middle East, as well as domestic flights to many Russian cities and towns. And with Ufa Railway station, a stop on a historic branch of the Trans-Siberian Railway, the city is further linked by train to the rest of Russia.

Starwood currently has seven hotels in Russia, representing five of its brands.

Starwood, Sheraton, Russia, Bashkortostan

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