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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Hotel Firm, City Seal Moskva Pact

A new plan for the Moskva Hotel site envisages a five-star hotel run by Four Seasons sharing the building with private apartments run by another company, city authorities have decided.

It has not been decided which company will run the apartments.

The chairman of the board of project developer Decmos and Deputy Mayor Iosif Ordzhonikidze said that the City had signed an agreement with Four Seasons on the running of the hotel rooms in the reconstructed Moskva.

Decmos is to build the new $600 million complex by September 2006 to replace the former 600-room Moskva, which was knocked down last year.

In April, it was announced that Four Seasons would run the new hotel, but the chain's director of public relations, Elizabeth Pizzinato, said the hotel would only have approximately 200 rooms.

Ordzhonikidze said that the Moskva would need to have 1,000 rooms, with 1,500 beds, explaining that the reconstruction was meant to double the floor space of the hotel, from 97,000 to 190,000 square meters.

Under the compromise, in addition to an elite hotel of no more than 300 rooms, the Moskva will include apartments with a separate entrance from Ploshchad Revolyutsii, it was announced at a meeting of the City's committee on foreign economic activity.

Architecture firm Mosproyekt-02 is working on the new version of the project. The final project will be presented to City Hall's public committee in November.