The Rezidor Hotel Group has begun building the Park Inn Lipetsk hotel, 450km south of Moscow, Russia.
The 237-room hotel offers an all-day dining restaurant, a Paulaner microbrewery, two bars and conferencing and leisure facilities.
Rezidor president and CEO Kurt Ritter said the hotel marked its 35th agreement in 2009.
“Despite the challenging climate, we could add almost 7,000 rooms to our portfolio across Europe, the Middle East and Africa,” Ritter said.
With the new Park Inn, Rezidor has over 8,500 rooms in operation or under development in Russia, including nearly 5,000 Park Inn rooms.
Rezidor operates the Radisson Blu Hotels & Resorts, Regent Hotels & Resorts, Park Inn and Country Inns & Suites in Europe, Middle East and Africa.