The Turkish-owned Swissotel Krasnye Kholmy, a 5* business property in Central Moscow, ceased taking reservations on December, 30, 2015, following Russian sanctions against Turkey but on January, 12th the hotel started operating again.
- According to the Vice President of Russian Association of the Hoteliers, the average room price in Russian hotels increased by 15% in 2015, but this was mainly due to the growth in food and beverages costs and imported materials. Despite the increase, Russia became the second destination with the lowest average room price (47 USD) according to the booking platform Travel.ru. Poland took the first place with the average room price of 46 USD and Montenegro - third (49 USD).
International Hotel groups have expanded their portfolios in Russia due to the upcoming 2018 FIFA World Cup which will take place in a total of 11 Russian cities. The new openings include the Hilton owned DoubleTree in Kazan with a room capacity of 93 rooms. Also a Courtyard (Marriott brand) was recently opened in Nizhny Novgorod with 143 rooms.