Starwood Hotels & Resorts to debut in Ukraine with a new Four Points by Sheraton hotel in ZaporozhyeTell-a-Friend
Zaporozhye, Ukraine – Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: HOT) has signed an agreement with Budhouse Group LLC to manage a new 167-room Four Points by Sheraton hotel in Zaporozhye, Ukraine’s booming industrial capital. The new Four Points by Sheraton Zaporozhye is set to open in the first half of 2011, marking the debut of Starwood Hotels & Resorts in the country. Part of a mixed-used development project, the hotel will feature a signature restaurant, lobby bar and lounge, destination bar, more than 500 square metres of event and meeting space, a business centre and fitness facilities. Guests will also enjoy beautiful views of the Dnieper River and Khortytsia Island.
According to Roeland Vos, President, Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Europe, Africa, and Middle East, the hotel marks an exciting milestone for Starwood’s continued growth throughout Eastern Europe. “Reaching out to new frontiers is a focus of our expansion strategy, so we are delighted to partner with Budhouse as we debut the first Starwood hotel in Ukraine,” Vos commented. “Zaporozhye is a major industrial centre with extensive commercial links and the reputation of the Four Points by Sheraton name will assist further positioning this city as an important business destination.”
Starwood’s Four Points by Sheraton brand promises an uncomplicated environment, with a simple yet straight-forward approach to hospitality and service – all at a great value. The Four Points by Sheraton Zaporozhye will feature all the brand’s signature elements, including Four Comforts Bed® and free high-speed internet in the hotel’s public spaces, which reflect the brand’s promise and insight into the needs of today’s traveller.
Zaporozhye is located south-east of Kiev on the Dnieper river, the waterway that links Odessa and the Black Sea to the Ukrainian capital. The city boasts a population of more than 800,000 people and hosts a range of industries including steel and car-making. The new Four Points by Sheraton Zaporozhye will open in time for the 2012 UEFA football championship, which will be hosted by Ukraine and Poland.
“We are proud to partner with Starwood on this pioneering project for Ukraine,” commented Anatoly Shkriblyak, Chairman of the Board of Budhaus Group LLC. “Budhaus Group is a development company of a new format for Ukraine. Our focus, as the global economy continues to improve, is on active growth and introducing only the best new projects to the region.”
About Four Points by Sheraton
Four Points by Sheraton, with 147 properties in 24 countries, offers the self-sufficient traveller style and comfort – all at an honest value. All hotels feature free high-speed Internet access in the public spaces, complimentary bottled water, and a great beer at the end of a long day courtesy of the brand’s signature Best Brews® program. Four Points by Sheraton hotels are located in easy-to-reach areas – close to major airports, suburban centres, urban hot spots and resort and vacation destinations. For more information, please visit http://www.fourpoints.com.
About Starwood Hotels & Worldwide, Inc.
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. is one of the leading hotel and leisure companies in the world with 1000 properties in nearly 100 countries and territories with 145,000 employees at its owned and managed properties. Starwood Hotels is a fully integrated owner, operator and franchisor of hotels, resorts and residences with the following internationally renowned brands: St. Regis®, The Luxury Collection®, W®, Westin®, Le Méridien®, Sheraton®, Four Points® by Sheraton, and the recently launched Aloft®, and Element SM. Starwood Hotels also owns Starwood Vacation Ownership, Inc., one of the premier developers and operators of high quality vacation interval ownership resorts. For more information, please visit http://www.starwoodhotels.com.
About Budhouse Group LCC
Budhouse Group LLC was founded in 2007 as a development company and intensively grew in 2009. The company has assets in hotel, office, retail and countryside real estate. At present the company is developing two hotels under management of international operators in Ukraine, business centre in Zaporozhye and two shopping malls in Kiev and Cherkassy.