LONDON ̶ Alexander Klyachin, chairman of the Board of Directors at Azimut Hotels has been named as the recipient of the Visionary Award, to be presented at the 9th Russia & CIS Hotel Investment Conference (RHIC).
RHIC is the region’s premier event for the hotel and tourism investment industry and will take place 22-23 October 2013 at the Radisson Blu Resort & Congress Centre in Sochi, Russia.
The Visionary Award is presented in recognition of the remarkable contribution Mr. Klyachin has made to hotel investment in Russia and for his success in developing a leading hotel management company.
A well known real estate investor and renowned hotelier from Russia, Mr. Klyachin is founder of Azimut Hotels, an international hotel operator with the largest room fund under management in the mid-market segment in Russia. Currently, Azimut Hotels operates 21 hotel properties totalling over 9100 rooms in 19 cities across Russia, Germany and Austria. Mr. Klyachin serves as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the company
In 2012, Mr. Klyachin entered the luxury hotel market. Currently, his portfolio of upper-scale and luxury branded and independently managed hotels include: the legendary Metropol Hotel Moscow, the Renaissance Olympic Hotel Moscow, The Hyatt Regency Moscow Istra Resort and two lifestyle hotel development projects.
Jonathan Worsley, chairman of Bench Events, co-organiser of RHIC, congratulated Mr. Klyachin on the award, commenting “We are delighted to honour Alexander’s accomplishments over the course of his career and admire and value his contribution to our industry.”
The Visionary Award recipient is selected by a committee comprised of the RHIC’s Sponsors, Hosts, and Organisers.
RHIC brings together international hotel leaders and key regional experts over two days, providing an invaluable opportunity for delegates to increase market knowledge, make new contacts and network with industry leaders involved in developing hotels throughout Russia & the CIS.
Russia & CIS Hotel Investment Conference (RHIC) – 22-23 October 2013, Radisson Blu Resort & Congress Centre, Sochi, Russia. To register to attend this event, and for details of the conference programme, please visit www.russia-cisconference.com.
RHIC is co-organised by Bench Events and Questex Media Group, which also organises the International Hotel Investment Forum Berlin and the Turkey and Neighbours Hotel Investment Conference.
Founder Sponsor: Jones Lang LaSalle
Host Sponsor: Radisson Blu Resort & Congress Centre Sochi
Strategic Partner: Krasnodar region administration
Platinum Sponsor: AKWA Group and Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group
Gold Sponsors: Accor; AECOM; Airport City St Petersburg; Ministry of Tourism Argentina; AZIMUT Hotels; Best Western International; Cushman & Wakefield; Dentons; DLA Piper; EY; Hals-Development; Hilton Worldwide; Horwath HTL Hungary & Russia; HVS; InterContinental Hotels Group; Marriott International Inc.; Smarteq; Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc.; STR Global; and Wyndham Hotel Group.
Supporters: Cornell School of Hotel Administration; Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne; Federal Agency for Tourism of the Russian Federation; International Tourism Partnership; Ministry for Investments and Innovations of the Moscow region; Russian Association of Business Travel; UNWTO; and World Travel & Tourism Council.
Media Partners: Destinations of the World News, EuropaProperty, frontdesk; HA+D; HIT Club; Hotel Analyst; Hotel & Restaurant Business Management; Hotel & Restaurant Ukraine; Hotel Management; Hoteliero; Hotel Planet; HotelNewsNow; Modern Hotel; Next Stop; VIP Hotelier; Russia Beyond the Headlines; Rway; Sleeper; Travel and Tour World; TTG Russia; and YourBusinessChannel.
ABOUT BENCH EVENTS
Bench Events has a long track record of delivering, with its partners, the premier hotel investment events in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Bench Events Chairman Jonathan Worsley is one of the organisers and founders of the highly successful International Hotel Investment Forum, now in its 17th year. In 2005, he was responsible for launching the Arabian Hotel Investment Conference in Dubai and in 2008 launched the Russia & CIS Hotel Investment Conference. In 2011 Bench Events added two events to the portfolio, co-hosting the Turkey & Neighbours Hotel Investment Conference and launching the Africa Hotel Investment Forum. In 2012 Bench Events co-hosted the British Hospitality & Tourism Summit in London and co-hosted the Morocco Tourism Investment Forum in 2013. For more information, visit www.benchevents.com.
ABOUT QUESTEX MEDİA GROUP
Questex Hospitality + Travel, the largest multimedia organization in the world dedicated to hospitality and travel, drives revenue, productivity and value creation for these related industries through strategic investment and deal-making forums, powerful lead-generation tools, interactive online business solutions, world-class events and industry-leading publications.
Questex Hospitality + Travel operates throughout the United States and Americas regions, EMEA and Asia/Pacific through a variety of market-leading properties and services including International Hotel Investment Forum (IHIF) Berlin, North America Hotel & Tourism Investment Conference, Asia Pacific Hotel Investment Conference, Asia Pacific Tourism Destination Investment Conference, Brazil Hospitality Investment Conference, Russia & CIS Hotel Investment Conference, Turkey & Neighbours Hotel Investment Conference, HOTEC Design North America and HOTEC Operations & Technology North America; lead generation portal HotelManagement.net; industry news delivery services in print, online and mobile worldwide via IHIF: Hotel Investment News along with Hotel Management and HA+D magazines. For more information please visit www.questex.com.