Christian Lundwall designs Sheraton Ufa in Russia

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide opened Sheraton Ufa Hotel, a new build property located near the southern stretch of the Ural Mountains. Developed by Granelle Real Estate, the hotel marks a Starwood debut in the capital of the Republic of Bashkortostan.

Spread across nine floors, Sheraton Ufa has 150 guestrooms and 11 suites designed by Christian Lundwall. Each room uses cedar wood to evoke regional architectural styles, and also comes with air-conditioning, a minibar and Wi-Fi connectivity.

For events, Sheraton Ufa has more than 9,500 square feet of function space across a ballroom and 13 meeting rooms. These rooms can accommodate up to 1,000 individuals.

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Leisure facilities include the Shine Spa for Sheraton and the Sheraton Fitness Center.

For dining, the property has Novum Restaurant and the lobby that provides space for guests to socialize.

Sheraton Ufa is located close to government institutions, banks, and multinational corporations, as well as the Congress Hall, the main conference center in the Republic of Bashkortostan.

Ufa is home to the Bashkir State Opera and Ballet Theatre, Nesterov Art Gallery and Bashkortostan National Museum.

Starwood currently has seven hotels in Russia, representing five of its lifestyle brands—St. Regis, The Luxury Collection, Sheraton, W and Four Points by Sheraton. Sheraton Ufa Hotel is the third Sheraton hotel in the country, following Sheraton Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport Hotel and Sheraton Palace Hotel Moscow. The company eyes to double its footprint in Russia over the next three years.

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