Sheraton Sochi Coming Just in Time for the 2014 Olympics
Big news from Starwood today: a new Sheraton hotel is on its way in the Russian Federation. Sochi, a Russian vacation spot along the Black Sea coast that was recently selected to host the 2014 Winter Olympics, will be the home of a brand new Sheraton slated to open in 2011.
The Sheraton Sochi will be the brand's second property in the Russian Federation (there's one in Moscow already), and the hotel will be located at the center of the city with 188 guest rooms, 24 suites, five restaurants and four bars, including a rooftop bar overlooking the Black Sea. Sexy. We hope they're putting in heat lamps up there.
The lobby will, like most new Sheratons, feature the Link@Sheraton hi-tech lounge, plus 5,000 square feet of meeting space, an indoor swimming pool, gym, tennis court, and a spa with eight treatment rooms.
Hopefully the 2011 opening date will give the hotel a little bit of flexibility and wiggle room as far as making sure it's all open and ready to go for the Olympics (hey, three years is a lot of flexibility -- but when it comes to hotel delays, we know things can sometimes move at a glacial pace).