IHG® (InterContinental Hotels Group®), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, today announces the opening of Holiday Inn Express® Moscow – Sheremetyevo Airport. Located within walking distance to terminals D, E and F at Sheremetyevo International Airport, Russia’s largest airport by passenger numbers, the hotel is in a prime location to accommodate Russian and international travellers, as well as the crew of leading airlines.

Moscow Sheremetyevo International Airport is the largest hi-tech terminal complex in Eastern Europe with 35 million passengers a year (according to Aviaport agency) and is a leading Russian cargo hub. The convenient location of the hotel to the Aeroexpress terminal allows guests to travel to the centre of Moscow in just 35 minutes by train to Belorussky station.

The hotel has 190 ‘Next Generation’ Holiday Inn Express rooms, designed in line with guest feedback. Each feature wide beds with noise-absorbing headboards, bed-side built-in USB ports, plasma screens that can be connected to personal media devices and free Wi-Fi available throughout the hotel. The rooms are inspired by business class seats on airplanes, creating a unique working space and combining it with a traditional relaxation zone.

The hotel’s interior and its color scheme add to the state-of-the-art design which is fresh, dynamic and cosy at the same time. The smart design of the Express Café & Bar as well as the lobby area make the hotel a stylish spot to meet with colleagues or relax with friends after a long flight or while waiting for take-off.

Mike Greenup, Vice President, Brand Management for Holiday Inn Express commented: “The Holiday Inn brand family remains IHG’s key growth driver in the region, and we are proud to have opened our second Holiday Inn Express in Moscow located within walking distance to Sheremetyevo, which is currently the largest airport in Russia. We are sure that both business and leisure guests will enjoy a comfortable stay and the welcoming service which the Holiday Inn Express brand is famous for.”

Holiday Inn Express hotels offer all the essentials travellers needs including a modern design and convenient location, making them an excellent choice for those on a city visit or stopover.

Holiday Inn Express is IHG’s the largest and fastest growing hotel brand in the world. Guests are currently welcomed at 2,572 Holiday Inn Express hotels around the world and a further 740 to open in the next 3-5 years. There are 241 Holiday Inn Express hotels in Europe and a further 60 planned for opening (three of which will be in Russia). In the Russia, CIS and Georgia region, there are a total of 26 IHG hotels and a further 20 planned to open.