Moscow plans to build 250 new hotels

A desperate shortage of hotels in Moscow which last year saw 60,000 visitors turned away from the city has prompted one of the Russian capitals most ambitious development projects yet. Over the next five years, authorities hope to build 250 new hotels, trebling the number of guest beds available. 'It's an extremely ambitious plan,' Andrej Kriovshein, president of the Moscow tourist development body GAO to the Expo Real trade fair in Munich. 'We're talking about building more hotels in five years than were built in the entire 20th century.'

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