The Astrum luxury hotel will open in Shelkovo near Moscow at the end of 2013. Owner of the property is Shelkowskij Holding, while management of the hotel will be in the hands of Vienna International Hotelmanagement AG (VI). Already one year before its grand opening, the 5-star luxury hotel has been accepted for membership in The Leading Hotels of the World
The hotel is currently being built on 27 floors in Shelkovo, around 20 km from the Russian capital. Vienna International Hotelmanagement AG has been assisting the 5-star hotel in product development, the conception process and the pre-opening phase, and will assume management of the new Leading Hotel of the World after it opens.“I am pleased that we are making good progress with our expansion on the Russian market. For the greater Moscow area, the Astrum Hotel represents something new in the sense of a city resort,” says Dr. Andreas Karsten, CEO of Vienna International Hotelmanagement AG. Already one year before its opening, the Astrum luxury hotel has been accepted for membership in the hotel alliance of The Leading Hotels of the World. ”“In addition to our other activities within the holding company, we see ourselves with this hotel project as a developer who assumes responsibility for the region,” says Dmitry Barchenkov, CEO of Shelkowo Holding: “The hotel is an important prestige object for the region around Moscow, helping to boost the international profile as well as improving the infrastructure and employment situation in the Shelkovo region.”The Astrum Hotel will be run as a conference and relaxation oasis far from the stress of the big city, with a 3,400 m² spa and a 1,900 m² conference area, the hotel’s focus is clearly on Vienna International’s two greatest strengths: wellness holidays and conference tourism.
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