Largest international hotel chains continue opening up new properties in Ukraine, some of them – expanding their presence, while others enter the Eastern European country’s hospitality market for the first time. Thus, on March 27, international hotel chain Hilton Hotels&Resorts announced the opening of the first Hilton hotel in Ukraine. The new hotel is situated in the H-tower building in downtown Kyiv, within walking distance to some of the major attractions in Ukraine’s capital: Shevchenko Boulevard and the Kyiv University Botanical Garden.
“View famous monuments on Sophia Square, shop along Khreschatyk or take-in a performance at the Opera House,” suggests the Hilton Hotels&Resorts Kyiv page.
The hotel offers easy access to the Boryspil International Airport (40 minute drive) and Zhuliany Kyiv Airport (15 minute away). Along with central location the hotel boasts 262 rooms featuring Smart House managing system. The rooms come with contemporary décor and floor-to-ceiling windows. The guest rooms offer WiFi access, a work desk with an ergonomic desk chair, a mini-bar, and a 37″ LCD TV with in-room movie channels.
The hotel also offers 24-hour fitness room, spa services, heated swimming pool, conference and meeting rooms, bars, and a restaurant. Moreover, there is a grand 390 square meters ballroom.
With the new arrival in the largest international hotel chains family in Ukraine, Kyiv continues to develop its hospitality market. Thus, Radisson expanded its presence in Kyiv by opening the new premises in late summer – Park Inn hotel in the former Sport hotel. Marriott is soon going to host its first customers in the Renaissance hotel beautifully located in downtown area in the century-old building of the former Leipzig hotel.
In addition, Ukraine expects such brands as Sheraton, Aloft, Swissotel, Sofitel and BestWestern to join and expand the local hotel market in the coming years. All in all, there have been about 10 first class hotel properties at different stages of development in Kyiv in the end of 2013.
Interestingly, according to the research company ArtBuildHotelGroup (ABHG) statistics, there are about 0.54 hotel rooms for every 1,000 Kyiv visitors today. This is several times less than in such cities as Berlin, Budapest, Prague, Vienna or Warsaw. Annually, Ukraine’s capital is visited by more than 20 million people, which means that the new hotels can rely on the steady demand for their services for a long time.