Hotel Bristol, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Odessa will mark the brand's entry into Ukraine when it opens early next year. This addition to Starwood's Luxury Collection portfolio reinforces the brand's rapid global expansion as it remains on track to surpass 100 hotels in the next five years.
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.
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.
Starwood Strengthens Luxury Position
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.
"The Luxury Collection brand offers a blend of indigenous travel experiences and unparalleled service that appeals to today's affluent travellers, and this addition to our luxury portfolio reinforces our commitment to growing in Eastern Europe with a strong focus on conversions," says Bart Carnahan, Senior Vice President, Acquisitions & Development, Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Europe, Africa & Middle East. "By joining The Luxury Collection, Hotel Bristol, Odessa will be able to continue delivering authentic experiences and an exceptional level of service to its guests while tapping into the power and breadth of the Starwood network."
Hotel Bristol, Odessa will be the second Starwood hotel in Ukraine after Four Points by Sheraton Zaporozhye, which opened in 2011, and will be followed by the debut of Sheraton Kiev Olympiysky Hotel in the capital later next year.