November 20, 2012
Rezidor, the leading international hotel operator in Russia/CIS & Baltics and a member of the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, has opened their latest flagship in Russia – the 508-room Radisson Blu Resort & Congress Centre, Sochi. Enjoying a prime waterfront location in Sochi, the stunning property is all set to become a major landmark.
The First Class hotel is conveniently located in the Adler district, directly bordering on Sochi's 2014 Winter Games facilities and the Black Sea coast, adjacent to the promenade. Guests enjoy easy access to a variety of nearby transport options including the airport, train station and bus station. Besides 508 comfortable rooms with Radisson Blu signature services like free high speed internet access and Anne Sémonin bath products, the hotel features great dining and drinking experiences. Choices include the Grenadine Restaurant, which offers the Super Breakfast Buffet, plus a variety of international and local dishes served throughout the day – enhanced by breathtaking views of the Black Sea. The Mikado Sushi Bar serves fresh sushi and sashimi in a designer setting with lounge music creating an on-trend ambience. The Anatolian Kebab and Grill offers Mediterranean and Middle East delights, while the destination Lobby Bar & Lounge is an ideal spot to meet friends or colleagues for a beer or cocktail.
Special features of the resort include an on-site fitness centre, tennis court, billiards room and children's recreational facilities. Guests can keep up their training while travelling at Pace - a premier health and wellness centre that comprises state-of-the-art equipment, an indoor pool and two outdoor pools. The spa centre offers beauty treatments, massages, manicures and a hairdressing studio. Finnish and Russian saunas, a hammam with relaxation area and a Jacuzzi are also available.
The resort's Congress Centre certainly wins gold for meeting facilities, setting a whole new standard for the region. The 11 function- and meeting rooms including a Premier Hall of 1500 sqm are totally versatile and equipped with modern multimedia equipment and free high-speed internet access.
Sochi – formerly a humble Soviet spa town – is today known as the pearl of the Russian Riviera. Town and surroundings are undergoing a major transformation from a regional tourist hub into a global tourism destination in preparation for the 2014 Winter Olympics. Massive works are underway to improve the infrastructure and create modern attractions, including the construction of an Olympic Park on the Black Sea, theme parks and enhanced ski facilities. The first Russian Formula 1 Grand Prix is planned to be held end of 2014 on a race track winding around the Olympic Park. Sochi's main stadium will also host the 2018 FIFA World Cup finals.