Hilton announces plans for stunning seaside resort hotel in Odessa – Hospitality Net

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hilton (NYSE: HLT) has signed a franchise agreement with Gefest Group, one of the largest property developers in the Odessa region, to build a new 145-room beachfront resort in the popular port city of Odessa, Ukraine. The hotel, which is scheduled to open in spring 2025, will be managed by Cyprus-based Millennium Hospitality and located near the famous Arcadia entertainment area.

Patrick Fitzgibbon, Senior Vice President, Development, EMEA, Hilton said, “There is a real opportunity for growth in Ukraine, with two hotels joining our portfolio alongside Hilton Kyiv. Growing international interest in Odessa and robust domestic demand make Hilton Odessa an important addition to our European pipeline. We are delighted to work with the Gefest Group to bring our flagship brand to southern Ukraine.”

Pantelis Boumbouras, Founder and Chairman of Gefest Group, said, “We are delighted to announce our new development in Odessa, working with Hilton to bring an impressive resort that will appeal to both domestic and international travellers. With our experience in developing hotels and real estate in Odessa and partnering with a global brand such as Hilton, we look forward to welcoming our guests to Hilton Odessa. »

Vasilis Boumbouras, CEO of Gefest Group, said: “Our company is a leader in commercial and residential construction in the region and we strive to innovate and design green buildings. We aim to develop one of the best Hilton hotels in the world, both in terms of atmosphere and the quality of the materials used. We pay attention to the smallest details that will make the customer’s experience unique and memorable.”

In recent years, Odessa has led the charge of Ukraine’s growing tourism industry. Domestic travelers from Ukraine, as well as international visitors from Europe, North America and Central Asia choose the port city of Odessa for its 19th century architecture, energetic culture and stunning sea beaches Black. As the largest commercial center in the Commonwealth of Independent States, Odessa’s position as a commercial hub means business travel is also a key driver of the city’s growth.

Spread over two buildings, the decor of the hotel and its rooms will take inspiration from the natural surroundings, bringing the neutral sand tones and rugged textures of Odessa’s beautiful coastline to the hotel’s interiors. With two swimming pools – one indoor and one on the roof – offering breathtaking views of the coast, the new hotel will also offer direct access to the sandy beaches of Odessa. Guests can choose from four restaurants and bars, two of which will be located on the waterfront. The hotel will also include an entire floor dedicated to the conference center with an approximate total area of ​​800 m2 including a ballroom of 300 m2 , an executive floor with a rooftop executive lounge and a 600 m2 wellness center with a heated swimming pool, gym, beauty salon and other leisure facilities.

The Hilton Odessa will be located within walking distance of the popular Arcadia resort, home to Arcadia Beach and its entertainment complex with numerous restaurants, bars and nightclubs. Further north along the coast, visitors will find the Odessa State University Botanical Garden and several pristine beaches along the Black Sea coast, easily accessible via the city’s Health Road , which starts from the city center and continues for more than 15 km along the coast. the coast, beyond the location of the Hilton Odessa. The city center is less than a 15-minute drive from the hotel at a distance of just 6 km, where travelers can see the famous Potemkin Stairs and Vorontsov Lighthouse.

Hilton Odessa joins a growing portfolio of hotels in Ukraine, including Hilton Kyiv. Hilton Odessa will be part of the award-winning program Hilton Honors guest loyalty program, enabling more than 118 million members who book directly with Hilton to earn points for hotel stays and experiences, as well as instant benefits including contactless check-in with room selection , the digital key and the connected room.

The hotel will be located at Vannyi Lane and will also have a waterfront building on Primorskyi Lane. It joins more than 140 Hilton Hotels & Resorts establishments marketed or under development across Europe.

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