STAMFORD, Conn.—Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide announced the signing of Aloft Kiev, which will mark the entrance of Aloft Hotels into Ukraine when it opens in 2015.
“We are excited to grow Starwood’s presence in Eastern Europe as we bring the Aloft brand to Ukraine,” said Michael Wale, president, Starwood Hotels and Resorts, Europe, Africa, and Middle East. “As one of the region’s most important industrial, educational and cultural centers, Kiev has seen steady increase in foreign tourist arrivals over the years and has become an attractive leisure and business travel destination. Aloft is the perfect match for a vibrant city like Kiev as it provides an entirely new, stylish and affordable approach to hospitality within the mid-market segment.”
The new-build Aloft Kiev will comprise 310 guestrooms and 10 executive suites all featuring the brand’s signature high ceilings, oversized windows, and a platform bed as well as walk-in showers with complimentary Bliss Spa products.
The hotel will also feature the brand’s signature Re:mix lounge and W XYZ bar, providing guests with public spaces where they can mix and mingle, read the paper, work on laptops, play a game of pool or grab a drink with friends. The Re:charge fitness center will offer an opportunity to re-energise and Re:fuel by Aloft will introduce a deli option for guests on the go, with an array of food, snacks, and drinks available 24 hours a day. The hotel will also offer an all day dining restaurant and for meetings and events, the hotel will feature eight creative meeting spaces and one ballroom, all equipped with audio-visual hardware, as well as parking facilities.
The opening of Aloft Kiev will mark Starwood’s third hotel in Ukraine following the opening of a Four Points by Sheraton hotel in Zaporozhye in 2011 and the signings of Hotel Bristol, a Luxury Collection hotel in Odessa, which is due to open in 2014, and a new Sheraton hotel in Kiev, which is scheduled to open in 2016.