Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has continued to expand its impressive collection and has signed a management contract for a new hotel and branded residences in Moscow.

Slated to open in 2021, Mandarin Oriental, Moscow will have a prime riverfront location on the Sofiyskaya embankment in the heart of the city, directly facing the Kremlin. An ideal base for business and leisure travellers alike, the hotel will have prime access to many of the city’s tourist attractions, historic sites and business districts.

Boutique in size, the Russian property will feature 65 guestrooms and suites, two restaurants, a lounge bar, and spa and wellness facilities including a 25-metre indoor swimming pool. The project will also house 137 Residences at Mandarin Oriental, which will be the first branded luxury residential development in Moscow.

Pierre-Yves Rochon Studio has been appointed as the interior designer, alongside Sergey Skuratov Architects.

“We are delighted to be entering the Russian capital with this exciting new project located on an exceptional riverfront site in the centre of the city,” said James Riley, Group Chief Executive of Mandarin Oriental. “We look forward to extending Mandarin Oriental’s service excellence to both our hotel guests and the future owners of this first luxury branded residential development in Moscow,” he added.

“Mandarin Oriental hotels are found in many major cities around the world, and bear a seal of quality that signals luxury, service excellence and attention to detail. We look forward to creating Moscow’s first hotel and residential project in a prime location in front of the Kremlin, overlooking the Moskva river. The property will redefine the standard for luxury accommodation in Russia,” said Pavel Te, Chairman of Capital Group.

Known across the globe for providing some of the most luxurious hotels, resorts and residences, the Group now operates 31 hotels and seven residences in 21 countries – now that’s a lot of room service.