INTERCONTINENTAL KYIV CELEBRATES ITS 1 YEAR ANNIVERSARY
Kyiv, Ukraine, Friday, September 24, 2010
KYIV - InterContinental Kyiv, the first premium five-star hotel opened in Ukraine by the world's largest hotel group 'InterContinental Hotels Group' (IHG) celebrated its first anniversary on the 1st September 2010.
Opened in September 2009 as one of the few international standard 5 star hotels in Kyiv, the InterContinental Kyiv has already developed a real reputation for first class service and unparalleled events. A recent guest survey using IHG's independent 'Guest Satisfaction Tracking System' placed the InterContinental Kyiv 6th out of the 31 IHG hotels in the EMEA region.
The hotel also performed with real distinction in delivering the best guest experience 'Great Hotels Guest Love' – 95.5% of guests were more than satisfied with the speed efficiency at guest check-in and cleanliness of guest rooms. In only one year of operation the InterContinental Kyiv has become the preferred hotel for visiting diplomatic missions. The hotel has hosted many high profile events and has been utilized by visiting heads of state as well as the foreign dignitaries.
Located in the very heart of Kyiv the 11-story hotel comprises 273 Deluxe rooms, Senator suite, five Ambassador suites, two Signature suites, a 212 square meter Royal suite and a 314 square meter Presidential suite, both overlooking St Michael's Square. Recreational amenities include a spacious fitness center equipped with advanced technology work-out equipment, an indoor swimming pool and luxurious spa center.
With 2 international fine-cuisine restaurants, a rooftop lounge bar with the best panoramic in Kyiv, 745 square meters of meeting and event space including six meeting rooms and the largest ballroom in the city, the InterContinental Kyiv is a perfect venue that caters for every occasion.
As a birthday gift for its first anniversary InterContinental Kyiv is offering a 25% discount for all guests on almost all services in the hotel.
"In opening the InterContinental Kyiv hotel in August 2009, we sought to raise the bar in standards of comfort, style and elegance for both Ukrainians and international guests. As a part of the world's largest hotel company, we pride ourselves on implementing the best international practices, combining them with local traditions and an impeccable level of service - for us, a standard.
Because of our trademark programme 'In the know', which is uniquely tailored to the Ukrainian market our guests have an unprecedented opportunity to get know the city, and the country beyond - a rare chance to discover the extraordinary marvels of business and leisure that this ancient city has to offer.
We have had an eventful year and are very grateful to the media, local community and to the IHG company for their unrelenting support which has helped us position InterContinental Kyiv among the finest business properties in Kyiv", – commented Anastasiya Zholynska, the General director of the owning company.
"It is with a great sense of fulfillment that we celebrate our first anniversary and move into our second year of operation with successes and anticipation. We are proud of our successes and achievements this year. In such a short timeframe we managed not only to establish a new quality hotel, but also to advance to the position of market leader in hotel services in Ukraine. Currently we are regularly filled to 65% capacity.
According to the independent monitoring report of quality and services in Ukrainian hotels, conducted by company TNS, 92.6% of our guests are satisfied with their stay at InterContinental Kyiv and wished to return to the hotel. These figures speak better than any award. We are grateful for the support of owning company this year and will continue to implement our core mission - to remain one of the "greatest hotels guests' love"– commented Carsten D. Reiher, General Manager of InterContinental Kyiv.
About InterContinental Hotels & Resorts
InterContinental Hotels & Resorts has 160 hotels, located in more than 60 countries with local insight that comes from over 60 years of experience. At InterContinental we believe that superior, understated service and outstanding facilities are important, but what makes us truly different, is the genuine interest we show in our guests. Our desire is to help guests make the most of their time.
We connect our well-travelled guests to what's special about a destination, by sharing our knowledge so they enjoy authentic experiences that will enrich their lives and broaden their outlook. or more information, visit www.intercontinental.com and www.intercontinentalvideo.com.
InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) is the world's largest hotel group by number of rooms. IHG owns, manages, leases or franchises, through various subsidiaries, over 4 300 hotels and more than 630,000 guest rooms in nearly 100 countries and territories around the world. The Group owns a portfolio of well recognized and respected hotel brands including InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts, Hotel Indigo®, Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts, Holiday Inn® Hotels and Resorts, Holiday Inn Express®, Staybridge Suites® and Candlewood Suites®, and also manages the world's largest hotel loyalty program, Priority Club® Rewards with 44 million members worldwide.
IHG has nearly 1,700 hotels in its development pipeline, which will create around 140,000 jobs worldwide over the next few years. InterContinental Hotels Group PLC is the Group's holding company and is incorporated in Great Britain and registered in England and Wales.
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NOTE: InterContinental is a member of the U.S.-Ukraine Business Council (USUBC), Washington, D.C., www.usubc.org.