Legendary Arab network Jumeirah
Luxury Arab hotel operator Jumeirah Group, a portfolio consisting of the famous Burj Al Arab hotel in Dubai, will open a hotel in St. Petersburg. Today, the company announced that it had entered into a management contract with the investor on reconstruction of a historical building on Nevsky prospect, 7/9 (“House of Vavelberg” area of 9100 sq. m.), – the “IFG “Basis-project”. The hotel has 74 rooms, including 18 suites, there will also be three restaurants and bar, international cuisine, RA-salon, Spa rooftop pool, conference center, and a gallery of luxury boutiques, facing Nevsky Prospekt, the report said Jumeirah. The reconstruction of the building on the corner of Nevsky prospect and Malaya Morskaya street will last three years.
This is the first contract for the management of the hotel in Russia, said a spokesman for Jumeirah group. The company continues to consider address in Moscow, but so far there is no solution, she says. According to her, Petersburg is a key focus for Jumeirah, the hotel, the opening of which is planned in three years, will be designed not only for wealthy travelers, but also for business travellers.
Last year, the sources of “Vedomosti” told me that he is going to manage Jumeirah hotel apartment in a newly built multifunctional complex “Tsarev a garden” on the Swamp island in Moscow. At Jumeirah there is no this address, the talks ended in nothing, says the representative of Gostinichnaya.
Today in the Jumeirah portfolio of 22 hotels in Dubai, London, new York, Spain, etc. The most famous is the Burj Al Arab in Dubai constructed in the shape of a sail. He is considered one of the world’s most expensive (from $2460 for a standard room to $28 000 for a Royal). The hotel duplex suites ranging from 170 to 780 sq. m., reception on every floor, the Park Rolls-Royce, a helipad, etc.
In St. Petersburg Jumeirah chose a place, full of upscale hotels. Nearby, on the corner of Nevsky prospect and the Moika embankment, is the luxury Taleon hotel, near St. Isaac’s square at W hotels, Four Seasons and “Renaissance Baltic hotel”. In addition, there are St. Isaac’s square hotel “Astoria”. “We believe that St. Petersburg is the growth potential of the market luxury hotels, the place there”, – said the representative of Jumeirah. Agree with this and the General Director of CJSC “Nikolsky series” Dmitry Vorobyev (supervised the construction of W in St. Petersburg). This is a small hotel, its appearance cannot change the St. Petersburg market, he said.
In 2010, IFG “Basis-the project” has received from the city administration building on Nevsky prospect, 7/9, earmarked for construction of the hotel, the company had to transfer in the budget of 111 million rubles. Then the representative investor was told “Vedomosti” that the volume of investments into the project – $40 million Now the value of such a project can be up to $100 million, estimates the sparrows. The problem with this building is that next to him is prohibited to Park, and how the investor will get out of this, it is unclear, he says. If you decide to do the Parking under the building, it will cost huge money, says Vorobyev.