London—Marriott International has signed a management agreement with CJSC Globus to open its first property in Novosibirsk, Russia—the 175-room Marriott Novosibirsk Hotel. The Marriott Novosibirsk will be a new addition to the Marriott Hotels and Resorts flagship brand and is expected to open in 2014.
The announcement follows the recent signing of the Courtyard by Marriott Ulyanovsk and grows the current pipeline in Russia to nine new properties over the next three years. Other upcoming openings include the 234-room Moscow Marriott Novy Arbat in 2014, the Courtyard by Marriott Sochi Plaza Hotel, and Krasnaya Polyana Marriott Hotel in Sochi, host city of the 2014 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.
“Last October we announced plans to grow our portfolio in Russia and Commonwealth of Independent States by more than 50 percent by 2015 and signing the Marriott Novosibirsk Hotel is another important step in reaching that goal,” said Amy McPherson, president and managing director of Marriott International in Europe. “We are excited about the growth in travel throughout the region and the expanding demand for our hotels and brands.”
The Marriott Novosibirsk will be positioned on Lenin Square opposite the city’s Opera House and features a leisure club, indoor pool, and 454 square feet of meeting space. Additional hotel facilities include a casual dining restaurant, a lobby lounge and bar, and business center.