Thursday, August 24, 2017

Yekaterinburg would increase its number of hotel rooms for World Cup 2018

Yekaterinburg will increase the number of hotel rooms in the city if FIFA lists it as city that will host matches of the World Cup in 2018.

A meeting of representatives from host cities will be held in Moscow, where multiple issues are being discussed to help determine the list of cities, Oblgazeta.ru reports.

Among the issues will be the level of security infrastructure and sustainable urban development, quality of life in the region, the concept of investment attractiveness of the city and the efficient use of infrastructure after the end of the championship.

The only issue for Yekaterinburg is expected to be its number of modern hotels, of which only 54 of 99 hotels are considered "modern." Eight thousand people can be accommodated in those hotels, but at least 12,000 rooms are needed for the football championship, according to Oblgazeta.ru.

The city government is planning on building 47 more hotels in the next six to eight years. Among those will be a mix of four-star and two-star hotels to cater to the various price ranges of the fans who attend.