New international-level hotel complex was opened in the Ulyanovsk region
The Governor Sergey Morozov participated in the opening ceremony of the Ibis hotel on 18 July.
“Today there is a great event for our city and region's industry of hospitality – the internationally acclaimed corporation Accor Hotels and Ibis hotel network have started their work here. We are one of the most investment attractive regions of Russia and we create the most comfortable conditions for partners who focus on development. For us, this project is not only investment into hospitality infrastructure but also "connection" formed between the city and international standards of hotel business. Ulyanovsk was not among the cities that hosted the World Cup. Still, we did not ignore this great event – more than 50 thousand tourists, football fans, chose accommodation in Ulyanovsk and learned more about the richest cultural and historical capacity of the Homeland of Lenin. During the Championship, our hotels were full with guests. We completed this task successfully. Now we know that we are ready to welcome such big tourist flows on daily basis. With the new Ibis hotel and its 117 rooms it will be even easier”, - the Governor Sergey Morozov noted.
The main territories for development of the region are located in Zavolzhye District. These are the industrial park and the port special economic zone "Ulyanovs", which already has and will welcome even more large foreign companies in the future. Now this list includes Bridgestone, DMG MORI, Vestas, Fortum, Efes, Mars, Hempel, Schaeffler, Nemak, and Jokey Plastik; there is also a nanotechnological center and different enterprises of the aviation industry - Aviastar-SP, AeroComposit-Ulyanovsk, Spektr-Avia, Volga-Dnepr and others. They need high-quality service including temporary accommodation of their employees and partners.
The three-star hotel is located on Leninskogo Komsomola Avenue and has 117 single- and double-rooms, including three rooms that are equipped for disabled people. It is the first hotel of the international brand in Zavolzhye District of Ulyanovsk. The investment into the project made over 400 million rubles and about 50 new jobs were created for residents of the city. The Ulyanovsk Region Development Corporation supported the investment project.
“Ulyanovsk is a large industrial center in Russia; our research of the market has shown that it will provide enough guests for the hotel. We chose Zavolzhye District, which is closer to industrial enterprises. We have more than 25 brands and we have opened the Ibis hotel here. As far as comfort and price are concerned, it is the best variant for travelers working in the sphere of business. Today the Governor has told us that construction of the Federal High Technology Center of Nuclear Medicine is coming to the end in Dimitrovgrad, so families of patients and medical experts will need the hotel. We have agreed to discuss this issue; perhaps our cooperation will continue”, – said Alexis Delaroff, Chief Operating Officer of Accor Hotels in Russia, Georgia and the CIS countries.
According to Yulia Skoromolova, Director of the Agency for Tourism of the Ulyanovsk region, there are 144 public accommodation facilities with 5401 rooms that are successfully working in the territory of the Ulyanovsk region. Over the last year, about 320 thousand people stayed in hotels of the region. “We can see the increase in tourist flow of Russian and foreign citizens to the Ulyanovsk region - by 10-15% annually. That is why we really need new modern hi-tech hotel complexes of the European level. Besides, the Ibis brand is well-known worldwide, so it will become an additional argument in favor of accommodation of the companies' business partners here", - the head of the Agency noted.
As a reference:
Ibis is among the brands of the Accor Hotels Group (France), the leading world hotel operator that manages 4100 hotels and residences in 95 countries of the world. The Accor Hotel's brands cover all segments, from budgetary to luxury ones. These include Raffles, Sofitel, Pullman, Novotel, Mercure, Adagio, Ibis, Ibis Styles, Ibis budget and others. The Ibis brand was created in 1974 as an economy class hotel; it takes the first place in Europe and the fourth in the world. The Ibis network includes more than 1 000 hotels in 64 countries of the world.