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Raffles to debut in Russia in 2022

Accor’s Raffles will debut in Russia with a hotel in Moscow in 2022.


Luxury hotel brand Raffles’ parent group Accor has partnered with Kievskaya Ploshchad Group of Companies to open the 1st Raffles hotel in Moscow in 2022.

The property will comprise of 153 rooms and suites spread over nine floors. All of them will come with views of the city while 4 of them providing exclusive access to the outdoor terrace of the hotel’s courtyard.

The property will be situated close to the Kremlin, at the intersection of the city park Zaryadye, Varvarka Street and Slavyanskaya Square. It will offer views of the Red Square and the Cathedral of Vasily the Blessed.

The hotel will have a fitness centre, a spa with a Russian bath and thermal zones, a 25 metre swimming pool and a beauty salon. It will also feature a 730 square metre, 4 meeting rooms sized at 47-83 square metres and an outdoor space.

British studio Winch and Accor’s luxury design team will design the hotel and will preserve the historical character of surrounding facades. The architects will also ensure that the section of the building adjacent to the ancient Kitaygorodskaya Wall is carefully curated.

The property will have 5 fine dining venues. 3 of them will be signature chef restaurants. Also present will be a branch of Ladurée, a French luxury bakery which will be led by famous Russian restaurateur Alexander Rappoport. The hotel will have the iconic Raffles Long Bar, home to the renowned Singapore Sling cocktail.

“Announcing the arrival of the iconic Raffles brand in Russia is an extraordinary moment for Accor. The hotel’s unique location and legendary Raffles service will make it one of the most exciting openings of 2022 for Accor. It is a privilege to be working in partnership with Kievskaya Ploshchad Group of Companies and we look forward to bringing this new jewel to life”, said Sébastien Bazin, Chairman and CEO of Accor.

“Another significant embodiment of Kievskaya Ploshchad Group of Companies mission is a luxurious hotel in Varvarka Street. We bring to life innovative projects and create opportunities for people to work, develop and rest in high-quality environments. Therefore, Kievskaya Ploshchad is proud to present a multi-faceted hotel, and residential complex in historical Varvarka Street – a new destination icon of hospitality”, said God Nisanov, CEO of Kievskaya Ploshchad Group of Companies.

“Raffles Moscow has been developed to sensitively respect the recommendations of the Ministry of Culture and in close cooperation with the Department of Cultural Legacy of Moscow. Leading upscale designers and creative architects of the world have collaborated to bring all elements of the project together. This is a unique project in terms of the architectural value and the level of personalized service that will be delivered together with Accor and its acclaimed Raffles brand. We are very excited to move the project forward with our partners and firmly believe this iconic address will significantly increase the international attractiveness of Moscow in the tourism industry”, he added.

Another upcoming hotels from Raffles include Udaipur,India(2020), Bahrain(2021), Jeddah,Saudi Arabia(2022), Boston,USA(2022) and London at the OWO,United Kingdom(2022).

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