Wednesday, 11 September, 2019

New international hotel in Tehran hosts Putin’s accompanying delegation

Earlier this week, the third summit of Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF) was held in Tehran, attended by nine heads of states and headed by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.

The remarkable thing, which grabbed the attention of the media worldwide, was the participation of Russian President Vladimir Putin and his accompanying delegation in the conference.

Putin arrived in Tehran Monday on his first trip to Iran in eight years, met supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

It is interesting to know that Russian delegation participating in the summit– including Putin’s special envoy, Russian energy and health ministers, deputy finance minister, deputy prime minister and the general director of the Russia’s largest oil company - stayed in a newly-constructed international hotel in Tehran, ‘Espinas Palace’.


Hotel Espinas Palace was chosen as the main residence for Russian delegation after lobbying senior government officials, as the hotel is not yet officially opened, Iranian local media reported.

Many other guests of the conference also stayed in the hotel.

The hotel, which is being built in accordance to modern standards, is set to be inaugurated soon by President Rouhani.

Getting familiar with Hotel Espinas Palace

Hotel Espinas Palace is being constructed in Sa’adatabad neighborhood in northwest Tehran on a 15,000-sq-meter land.

Lodging units, spa, sports facilities, restaurants and cafes, 14 conference halls, and a 2500-seat concert hall are among the hotel’s features.

The 28-story hotel has 520 rooms equipped with state of the art amenities. It will have the most attractive lodging facilities among the establishments created since the 1979 Islamic Revolution.

Transport provisions have also been considered. An exclusive access path links the hotel to the major highways leading to Imam Khomeini International Airport.

“The hotel, whose design is inspired by Persian symbols and architecture style, can serve as a symbol of the tourism industry,” said Ali Asghar Amiri, the project investor, during the officials’ visit.

Espinas is now in its final construction phase, and it is expected to open within the next few months.

Financial Daily Tribune contributed to this report

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