Sochi to get new Marriott hotels

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Marriott International announced it will open three new hotels in Sochi, Russia, site of the 2014 Winter Olympic games, under franchise agreements negotiated through NBB Development CJSC. The three hotels will be managed by Interstate Management Services.

The hotels are the: 150–room JW Marriott Sochi Golf Resort (expected to open early 2014). This property will be Russias first golf resort hotel in a resort destination. Surrounded by the forests of Sochi National Park, the resort will have a championship 18–hole golf course and golf club, the only year–round golf practice facility in Russia. A destination in and of itself, the hotel will have a spa, two swimming pools, tennis courts and other sports facilities. For dining, the hotel will boast a choice of casual and specialty restaurants, pool bar and bistro, as well as an exclusive golf club house and lounge. 398–room Marriott Krasnaya Polyana Hotel (expected to open late 2013). The largest of the three hotels, the Marriott Krasnaya Polyana Hotel will be located in Gorky Gorod +540m, in the heart of the Olympic Media Village of Gornaya Karusel. A skiers paradise, the Gorky Gorod ski resort has a long annual ski season from November to May. VAttractions will include a Greek style amphitheater, water park, congress center, pedestrian shopping area and an Olympic Hall of Fame. The hotel complex will also feature indoor and outdoor swimming pools and fitness center. 345–room Courtyard by Marriott Sochi Plaza Hotel (expected to open late 2013). Located in the centre of Sochi, the Courtyard by Marriott Sochi Plaza will be part of the complete re–development of a former hotel building that will now also feature apartments, offices and shops. Offering views of Sochi, this structure is situated within walking distance of the citys seaside promenade and private marina. With a rooftop specialty restaurant and sky bar, the fully–renovated hotel will be poised to re–establish itself as a prime destination within the commercial hub of Sochi. We are thrilled to announce these three new hotels in Sochi and to be part of the growing infrastructure and rise of this great destination, said Amy McPherson, president and managing director for Marriott International in Europe. McPherson added: Sochi has long been known as Russias most fashionable resort destination, and, now with the upcoming 2014 Winter Olympic games, the worlds spotlight will be focused on the city. We look forward to opening these great new hotels and welcoming guests from around the world to Sochi to enjoy all this incredible destination has to offer.

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