More big news from Russia's hotel scene: Fairmont Hotels & Resorts will be adding Moscow’s Pekin Hotel to its collection. Following an extensive multi-year restoration program, this historic property will be rebranded Fairmont Pekin Moscow.
The project is being developed by HALS-Development, a prominent real estate development company in Russia.
Fairmont Pekin Moscow will be centrally located in the city, at the junction of the Garden Ring and Triumfalnaya Square. Opposite is the Mayakovsky Monument and metro station, while the Tchaikovsky Concert Hall, Satire Theater and Red Square are situated nearby. The hotel will have 236 rooms and suites, including Fairmont Gold, the brand’s exclusive room product with extra perks and a residential-style lounge. Also in the works are several dining venues and a Fairmont-branded spa.
Completed in 1955 to designs by Dimity Chechulin, one of the Soviet Union's most famous architects, the Pekin Hotel was part of the post-war redevelopment of Moscow. Chechulin, a former City Planner, also built Moscow’s White House, four of the Metro Stations and one of the Seven Sister buildings.
Architectural details, including the façade and internal spaces, will be restored and extended to some other parts of the building. During the renovation, the Chinese motifs found in parts of the hotel will be highlighted to emphasize the period design of the property.
Future Fairmont openings in 2012 include Baku, Azerbaijan; Jaipur, India; Kyiv, Ukraine; Manila, Philippines and The Palm, Dubai, UAE.