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08/15/2012

Marriott International to Open First Hotel in Ukraine

Renaissance Kiev HotelRobust Growth Across Eastern Europe Continues with Addition of Historic Hotel to Renaissance Hotels Growing Global Portfolio

London – Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE:MAR) announced that it will open its first hotel in Ukraine, the 173-room Renaissance Kiev Hotel, under a management agreement with Subsidiary Enterprise Grand Plaza. The hotel is expected to open in mid-2013 following an extension and renovation of the existing historic building formerly known as the Leipzig Hotel.  Renaissance Hotels represents the signature lifestyle brand within the Marriott International global portfolio. Recognized for its signature guest programs including R Navigator and RLife LIVE, Renaissance Hotels currently has 35 hotels throughout Europe.

Kiev, Ukraine’s capital city, serves as the economic, political, and cultural centre of the country. The Renaissance Kiev Hotel will be perfectly situated in the heart of the city centre on the corner of famed Volodymyrska and Prorizna Streets, facing Golden Gate Park. The hotel is located a short walk from the city’s key attractions including the shopping district, government buildings and Saint Sophia Square and a stone’s throw from the city’s Opera House.

Renaissance Kiev Hotel 1Boasting stunning, elaborate architecture and design, the Renaissance Kiev will add a new extension to the existing, historic façade coupled with sensitive interior re-design. A hotel brand known for its ability to incorporate indigenous inspiration within every guest experience, the historic property will be restored to its former glory, bringing the distinct look and feel of the Renaissance Hotels brand to the dynamic city of Kiev. 

“We are thrilled to be adding our first hotel in the Ukraine,” said Amy McPherson, president and managing director of Marriott International in Europe. “As we continue to expand throughout Eastern Europe, we are excited to enter exciting new locations like Kiev, which offer both stunning natural beauty, as well as a fascinating mix of old and new, rich history and culture.”

The hotel will boast 173 elegantly appointed guestrooms and a rich offering of authentic dining experiences, including a specialty and casual restaurant, as well as lobby bar.  The hotel will also feature a well-equipped business centre and fitness center with spa.

The new Renaissance Kiev Hotel will also introduce the Renaissance Hotels brand signature programs to the city, including its R Navigator lifestyle hospitality concierge service and the award winning RLife LIVE entertainment program which showcases the best of emerging talent within the local arts community to both hotel guests and locals alike.
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