Moscow hotels - today and tomorrow
MOSCOW, 28 SEPTEMBER 2011 – The number of new hotel rooms in the Moscow market in 2010 grew by more than 70% year-on-year (1,205 units in the crisis year of 2009, and 2,069 in 2010). In the first two quarters of 2011, another 786 units went into service. These are the findings of specialists in Ernst & Young’s Hospitality and Leisure Group, as presented in the new issue of the Moscow hotel market map. Now Moscow has a total of 41,700 rooms in 282 functioning hotels. The number of hotel construction projects has grown to 254, and if all of these planned projects are implemented, the number of hotel rooms in Moscow will double to around 90,800.
“With business activity growing steadily, work has resumed on suspended projects, and new hotel projects are appearing. Restrained optimism on the part of market players has been bolstered by the stabilization of hotel operating indicators, which show stable growth since mid 2010”, notes Angelika Normann, Senior Manager and head of Ernst & Young’s hospitality practice in Russia and the CIS.
Many projects are still in their initial stages, when the category and positioning of hotels has not been determined, but it is already clear that the increase in supply will be primarily in the mid-price segment (around half of the future increase in the number of rooms). Over a quarter of future projects will be located in the Central Administrative District. It is currently known that at least 15% of the future hotels will be managed by international hotel operators. Such hotel chains as Accor, Fairmont-Raffles-Swissotel, Hilton, Hyatt, InterContinental, Kempinski, Marriott and Rezidor plan to expand their presence in the Moscow market, while Four Seasons, Mandarin Oriental and Shangri-La will be opening their first hotels in the city.
This research was done by specialists of Ernst & Young’s Hospitality and Leisure Group in 2011. “Our group has regularly updated this map for several years, and each time we scrupulously check the accumulated data and work closely with existing hotels, project developers and hotel operators”, adds Angelika Normann.
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