Swissôtel signs contract for its first mountain hotel in the Russian holiday destination Sochi

Swissôtel has signed a management contract for a hotel in the Russian year-round mountain resort Gorky-Gorod, in the city of Sochi. The deluxe hotel will be part of the Krasnaya Polyana winter sports area, which is due to be completed in time for the 2014 Winter Olympics. By then, 59 ski lifts should be up and running, providing access to around 200 kilometres of ski pistes.

Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts already has a presence in Russia, having run Swissôtel Krasnye Holmy, Moscow for many years, and soon guests will have the opportunity to stay in the hotel chain’s first ski resort. "About 158 elegant rooms and suites, six penthouses, several restaurants and bars, as well as a Spa & Fitness Centre are planned for the new hotel," explains Meinhard Huck, President Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts. "Most of our company’s hotels are primarily city or business hotels in large metropolises, and this will be our first ski resort. It’s an exciting project, especially given that Krasnaya Polyana is going to be comparable in terms of infrastructure and atmosphere to the most famous mountain resorts in the Alps".