Starwood debuts in Ukraine with Hotel Bristol, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Odessa.
Luxury hospitality chain Starwood hopes to play a leading role in Odessa and Ukrainian’s luxury market segment with the opening of Hotel Bristol, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Odessa. Odessa is the fifth largest city in Ukraine and is renowned for its seaport which handles the majority of the country’s export trade. The city is also a popular summer destination, attracting approximately one million visitors a year who flock to its fine sandy beaches.
“The Luxury Collection brand into an emerging destination such as Ukraine, further strengthening Starwood’s position as the world’s leader in luxury hospitality,” commented Michael Wale, President, Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Europe, Africa & Middle East,” commented Michael Wale, President, Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Europe, Africa & Middle East.
Built in 1898 and designed by Alexander Bernardazzi and Adolf Minkus, the majestic 112-room Hotel Bristol is a masterful showcase of renaissance and baroque architectural styles, as well as the accommodation of choice for illustrious guests visiting the city by the Black Sea. A celebrated landmark and the only luxury hotel in the historic city centre, Hotel Bristol is situated on the famous sycamore-lined cobblestone Pushkinskaya Street, across from Odessa’s Philharmonic Theatre. Following the renovation, Hotel Bristol will feature a signature restaurant and a destination bar, as well as almost 10.000 square feet of event and meeting space for special celebrations and business functions. The hotel will also offer leisure facilities, including an indoor pool, spa and fitness centre.
The Luxury Collection is an ensemble of more than 85 of the finest hotels and resorts around the world, spanning 30 countries, offering the brand’s signature concierge service, lavish amenities and indigenous cultural experiences. In the last five years, Starwood has doubled its luxury room count to meet growing global demand. With more than 160 hotels operating under the St. Regis®, The Luxury Collection and W® hotel brands, Starwood has the leading portfolio of luxury hotels in the industry.