BEST WESTERN, a brand of Arizona-based hotel chain Best Western International, has opened its fifth hotel, BEST WESTERN Art Hotel Nikolaevsky Posad, in Russia.
The new hotel is located in Suzdal, a UNESCO historical centre around 250km away from Russia’s capital Moscow and part of the historical Golden Ring of Russia that includes a collection of historic Russian cities north-east of Moscow and south-east of Saint Petersburg.
The three-star property contains eight two-storey buildings covering two blocks.
The 133-room property has 46 superior rooms in the main building and around 8-11 suites in the other buildings.
Each hotel room offers free Wi-Fi, a mini-bar, bathrobe and slippers.
Other amenities at the hotel include five conference rooms, a concert hall, a sports arena with a capacity of 800 people, Olympic-sized swimming pool, and fitness and spa centre facilities such as gym, sauna, Turkish bath, Jacuzzi, massage and beauty treatments.
Dining options at the hotel include three restaurants serving traditional Russian and European cuisines, and a pub offering homemade micro brews.
Best Western international operations vice president Suzi Yoder said the BEST WESTERN Art Hotel Nikolaevsky Posad is the first internationally branded property in Suzdal.
"We believe that it will be the first of many future Best Western hotels in the historically important Golden Ring," Yoder added.
"Our pipeline in Russia has additional projects in Ivanovo, Zelenogradsk and Kaluga and highlights our commitment to continue to grow the brand in Russia as well as the other CIS countries."
Best Western International has more than 4,000 BEST WESTERN, BEST WESTERN PLUS and BEST WESTERN PREMIER branded hotels in more than 100 countries around the world.
Image: Bird’s eye view of the recently opened BEST WESTERN Art Hotel Nikolaevsky Posad in Suzdal, Russia. Photo courtesy of Best Western International, Inc.