Legendary hotel in the center of Odessa will again change its name

The international hotel operator Starwood Hotels & Resorts will take under his control one of the oldest hotels in Odessa – Bristol. The owners are businessmen Borys Kaufman and Alexander Granovsky signed an agreement with the American holding. This was told by a source familiar with the negotiations, writes “Kommersant”.

Currently the hotel has 112 rooms owned by the company Vertex Hotel Group.

The management agreement for the hotel was signed on may 23. ts opening under the new name of The Luxury Collection is scheduled for December 1. Also Starwood Hotels & Resorts considered in Odessa another option – the hotel “London “.

Hotel “Bristol” is one of the oldest in Odessa, is a monument of architecture. The four-storey building in the centre of the city was built in 1899.

At different times her guests were American writer Theodore Dreiser, a British social worker James Aldridge, the famous criminal Sonka the Golden hand, etc.

During Soviet times, “Bristol” was renamed the hotel the “Red”. From 2002 to 2010, the hotel was closed for renovations, he was returned to the original name. The work was performed by company Vertex Hotel Group of businessmen Borys Kaufman and Alexander Granovsky. In the beginning of 2012, Vertex announced the buyout of a nearby building. Due to this, the company planned to increase the number of hotel rooms.

Attracting an international operator, the owner of the hotel usually expects the increase of average annual load by 5-10%, says General Director of Premier International Irina Sedletskaya.

“The hotel automatically enters the international system for booking rooms of the operator. But in this case, the hotel must comply with the network standards, including by number of rooms,” she explains.

Note that international operators in Odessa have not worked. The championship could expect company Fairmont Raffles Hotels.

In 2011, she announced the signing of a contract with the developer Interpoint Development on management of hotel of level five stars under its Swissotel brand. Completion of construction is planned for 2014.

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. operates more than 1100 hotels in 100 countries: own 49, 552 — 531 management and franchising. Combines Sheraton hotel, Westin, Four Points by Sheraton, Le Meridien, St. Regis, The Luxury Collection, W Hotels Element by Westin. Revenue in the first quarter of 2013 was $1.54 billion, net profit of $213 million. Capitalisation yesterday on NYSE — $11,96 billion.

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