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2014 G8 Summit to Be Held in SochiRussia will hold the 2014 Group of Eight (G8) summit in its southern Black Sea resort of Sochi, the city that will also host the 2014 Winter Olympic Games.
Sochi Flame in the space?
Today, During the ceremony unveiling the torch design, the chief organizer of the Sochi 2014 Winter Games revived the possibility of the Olympic flame journeying into space.
Radisson Blu Resort & Congress Centre was opened in SochiThe new 508 room Radisson Blu Resort & Congress Centre has opened next to the Olympic Park in Adler. The Radisson Blu is set to be the preferred hotel for business and sports-related travelers in Sochi. The hotel has a spa, 2 swimming pools, 3 restaurants and a conference center large enough for virtually any meeting, wedding or conference. Look for the hotel to be a lynchpin as Sochi becomes a new destination for convention and incentive travel.
Sochi, Moscow, St. Petersburg and Kazan are nominated to stage the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup
Four Russian cities are nominated to stage the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup, the warm-up tournament for the following year's FIFA World Cup in Russia, it has been announced. Event is held every four years by FIFA.
Contemporary art objects will decorate the Sochi Olympic Park
Works of Modern Art will exhibit in the Olympic Park in Sochi. This was announced by the chief architect of the Civil Code «Olimpstroy» Oleg Kharchenko. State Corporation announced a contest among Russian sculptors and artists in the best 75 art objects to the central Olympic area.
Russia still provides potential for new hotels: 128 in the pipeline
Russia is the Eldorado for international hotel chains: top players like the Rezidor Hotel Group currently has 17 new top hotel projects in its pipeline, Hilton Worldwide dishes even 21 hotel projects. According to TOPHOTELPROJECTS, the leading online data provider of hotel chains and projects worldwide, there are currently 128 new hotels with more than 40,400 rooms under construction or development in Russia.
Sochi Olympics Slogan Unveiled at 500-day Countdown
The official slogan of the 2014 Winter Olympic Games was unveiled Tuesday in the Russian Black Sea resort city of Sochi, the host city of the games. According to Dmitry Chernyshenko, head of the Games' steering committee, the slogan was «Hot. Cool. Yours.“ »The word 'hot' mirrors the hot sports emotions and hints the climate in the games' subtropical venue. The word 'cool' reflects the season, as well as Russia's image in the world. 'Yours' means the Olympics is for everyone,» Chernyshenko explained.
New hotel Hyatt Regency Sochi will be opened in Russia in 2013
Investors are focusing more and more on the East: Russia is the new Eldorado for hotel investors and operators. Hyatt Hotels Corp. is planning to open 4 new hotels in Russia: Hyatt Regency Moscow, Hyatt Regency Vladivostok Golden Horn, Hyatt Regency Vladivostok Burny and Hyatt Regency Sochi that will be opened in 2013 in Sochi, Russia, host of the 2014 Winter Games.
New 664 rooms Kempinski hotel will be opened in Sochi soon
Kempinski Hotels & Resorts is planning to construct 8 high class hotels in Russia (with 2 of them situated in Moscow). The largest one, Kempinksi Chernomoritz Park Spa Hotel, will be constructed at Sochi and should be completed by the year 2014. The hotel is to have 664 rooms in total.
Visiting Russia without visa
Foreign tourists may soon be able to enter Russia for a period of up to three days without visas if the visit is linked with cultural events in Russia, according to a proposal by Olga Golodets, deputy prime minister for social affairs.