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The Luxury Collection Hotels & Resorts Debuts in Ukraine with Hotel Bristol, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Odessa

July 19, 2013 Hotel News No Comments Email Email

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc., today announced that Hotel Bristol inOdessa, Ukraine will join The Luxury Collection® portfolio.

Jointly owned by L.A.R.K. LLC (Vertex Hotel Group TM) and Bristol-Krasnaya LLC, Hotel Bristol, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Odessa will mark the brand’s entry into Ukraine when it starwood57opens early next year. This addition to Starwood’s Luxury Collection portfolio reinforces the brand’s rapid global expansion as it remains on track to surpass 100 hotels in the next five years.

“We are delighted to partner with L.A.R.K. and Bristol-Krasnaya as we introduce The Luxury Collection brand into an emerging destination such as Ukraine, further strengthening Starwood’s position as the world’s leader in luxury hospitality,” commented Michael Wale, President, Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Europe, Africa &Middle East. “The addition of Hotel Bristol to The Luxury Collection brand portfolio allows us to provide global explorers with authentic travel experiences and exceptional service in Odessa, a popular, charming and historic seaside destination.”

“We are delighted to establish a long-term relationship with Starwood Hotels and Resorts with the signing of the management contract for Hotel Bristol and the hotel’s inclusion in The Luxury Collection portfolio,” commented Iryna Pshenna, General Director, L.A.R.K. LLC (Vertex Hotel Group TM). “We are sure that by cooperating with such a reliable and highly experienced partner, we will succeed in playing a leading role in Odessa and Ukrainian’s luxury market segment. I believe that our management company Vertex Hotel Group and Starwood will accomplish our common objective to develop the travel industry in Ukraine.”

Built in 1898 and designed by Alexander Bernardazzi and Adolf Minkus, the majestic 112-room Hotel Bristol is a masterful showcase of renaissance and baroque architectural styles, as well as the accommodation of choice for illustrious guests visiting the city by the Black Sea. A celebrated landmark and the only luxury hotel in the historic city centre, Hotel Bristol is situated on the famous sycamore-lined cobblestone Pushkinskaya Street, across from Odessa’sPhilharmonic Theatre. Following the renovation, Hotel Bristol will feature a signature restaurant and a destination bar, as well as almost 10.000 square feet of event and meeting space for special celebrations and business functions. The hotel will also offer leisure facilities, including an indoor pool, spa and fitness centre.

Odessa is the fifth largest city in Ukraine and is renowned for its seaport which handles the majority of the country’s export trade. The city is also a popular summer destination, attracting approximately one million visitors a year who flock to its fine sandy beaches.

Starwood Strengthens Luxury Position

The Luxury Collection is an ensemble of more than 85 of the finest hotels and resorts around the world, spanning 30 countries, offering the brand’s signature concierge service, lavish amenities and indigenous cultural experiences. In the last five years, Starwood has doubled its luxury room count to meet growing global demand. With more than 160 hotels operating under the St. Regis®, The Luxury Collection and W® hotel brands, Starwood has the leading portfolio of luxury hotels in the industry.

“The Luxury Collection brand offers a blend of indigenous travel experiences and unparalleled service that appeals to today’s affluent travellers, and this addition to our luxury portfolio reinforces our commitment to growing in Eastern Europe with a strong focus on conversions,” says Bart Carnahan, Senior Vice President, Acquisitions & Development, Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Europe, Africa & Middle East. “By joining The Luxury Collection,Hotel Bristol, Odessa will be able to continue delivering authentic experiences and an exceptional level of service to its guests while tapping into the power and breadth of the Starwood network.”

Hotel Bristol, Odessa will be the second Starwood hotel in Ukraine after Four Points by Sheraton Zaporozhye, which opened in 2011, and will be followed by the debut of Sheraton Kiev Olympiysky Hotel in the capital later next year.

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