InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, has announced the signing of Holiday Inn® St Petersburg – Proletarskaya, which will become the second hotel under the Holiday Inn brand in St Petersburg. The hotel will operate under a management agreement with PKF Piramida-D LLC.
Opening in 2018, the hotel will be part of Expoforum International, the latest and most modern convention centre in St Petersburg. The hotel will be nearby Proletarskaya underground station, enabling guests to reach Nevsky Prospekt in the city centre in just fifteen minutes. The hotel is set to welcome leisure guests attending events at the convention centre and visiting St Petersburg, and business guests travelling to the nearby business parks.
Holiday Inn St Petersburg – Proletarskaya will feature 414 guest rooms including 18 suites and extensive meetings facilities inclusive of a conference centre and a sizeable congress hall with 1,000 seats, as well as the brand’s signature Open Lobby with a 24hour restaurant and bar. The Holiday Inn Open Lobby has transformed the traditional hotel lobby format by combining the front desk, lobby, restaurant, bar, lounge area and business centre into one open, cohesive space, while refreshing the design to give it a more contemporary feel. The concept was created by understanding how people use space at home in order to give guests the most flexibility, whether they’re looking to eat, relax, work, or have fun in one integrated space.
Aron Libinson, Associate Vice President of Operations and Development, Russia, Georgia and the CIS, IHG said: “We’re delighted to have signed Holiday Inn St Petersburg – Proletarskaya with PKF Piramida-D LLC. Holiday Inn is the most recognised hotel brand in the world and offers guests a warm friendly welcome and a relaxing stay. This addition to our portfolio is in line with our expansion plans for the region and we are thrilled to be bringing another quality hotel to one of Russia’s most loved cities.”
Alexei Borisov, from PKF Piramida-D LLC said: “St Petersburg recently won the title of Europe’s leading destination at the World Travel Awards, and so we are delighted to be bringing Holiday Inn St Petersburg – Proletarskaya to this wonderful city. The new hotel occupies an excellent location on the outskirts of the historical part of St Petersburg and is well connected to both the city centre and surrounding business parks by public transport, making it appealing for business and leisure guests.”
The Holiday Inn brand family continues to be IHG’s engine for growth as the largest global hotel brand, with the largest global pipeline of over 800 hotels. There are currently 23 IHG hotels open across Russia, Georgia and the CIS, and a further 23 in the pipeline*.
IHG’s broader family of brands in nearly 100 countries meets the needs of guests, whatever the occasion – whether an overnight getaway, a business trip, a family celebration or a once-in-a-lifetime experience. All IHG hotels participate in IHG’s guest loyalty programme, IHG® Rewards Club, which is the industry’s first and largest guest loyalty programme with more than 90 million members*. It is free to join at www.IHGRewardsClub.com.
*Figures as of 30 September 2015.