e-News 13/2015      


Marriott Hotels are expanding operations in Russia and the summer saw the opening of the brand’s latest addition to its city-centre Moscow hotels. The 4-star Marriott Hotel Novy Arbat offers 234 elegant and spacious guest rooms and suites with all modern amenities, the New York Steakhouse restaurant for 170 guests and the Great Room Bar for 60 guests, fitness centre, spa zone with saunas and Jacuzzi, and four conference halls for 60 to 200 delegates. The hotel is located in the centre of the city on dynamic Novy Arbat Street, about 10 minutes’ drive from Red Square. Via Hansa recommends this new hotel for both FITs and groups looking for modern, elegant, well located and fairly priced accommodation in the Russian capital. Marriott also offers three other great hotels in the city centre: the Moscow Marriott Royal Aurora, a very stylish 5-star property located right in the centre, as well as the 5-star Moscow Marriott Grand and the 4-star Moscow Marriott Tverskaya, both conveniently located on the main Tverskaya Boulevard. For more information, please contact: marina.lychnova@viahansa.com


This summer saw the draw for the European qualifiers for the 2018 FIFA Soccer World Cup. The qualifying matches will commence in autumn 2016 and continue until the end of 2017. Via Hansa has already secured hotel space and tickets for some of the most important fixtures on our destinations. This includes: Group A: 06.09.2016 Belarus-France, 03.09.2017 Belarus-Sweden, 07.10.2017 Belarus-Netherlands; Group B: 09.06.2017 Latvia-Portugal, 03.09.2017 Latvia-Switzerland; Group E: 08.10.2016 Poland-Denmark; Group F: 01.09.2017 Lithuania-Scotland, 08.10.2017 Lithuania-England; Group H: 10.10.2016 Estonia-Greece, 09.06.2017 Estonia-Belgium. Via Hansa has over the last two decades been catering for teams, sponsors, mass media, supporters, etc., in connection with a large number of qualifying matches for the World and European Cups. For more information about hotel allocations, tickets and other services needed for the matches, please contact dmc@viahansa.com