LONDON—Marriott International, Inc. 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.
“We are thrilled to be adding our first hotel in the Ukraine,” said Amy McPherson, president and managing director of Marriott International in Europe, in an announcement. “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 guestrooms and authentic dining experiences, including a specialty and casual restaurant, as well as lobby bar. The hotel will also feature a business center and fitness center with spa. The redesign of the hotel will focus on restoring the historic elements of the property and will add an extension to the facade of the building.
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 RLife LIVE entertainment program which showcases the best of emerging talent within the local arts community to both hotel guests and locals alike.