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Moscow’s Swissotel Hotel Ceases Operations After Sanctions Against Turkey

Turkish-owned Swissotel Krasnye Kholmy, an upscale hotel in executive Moscow, ceased holding reservations on Dec. 30, 2015, following Russian sanctions opposite Turkey, a RBC news group reported Thursday, citing hotel staff.

Located on Kosmodamianskaya Naberezhnaya nearby a Paveletskaya metro station, a hotel is operated by a Swiss association Swissotel Hotels Resorts, though is owned by a Turkish association Enka, that is theme to restrictions imposed by a Russian supervision on Turkish businesses in Russia, a news said.

These restrictions, adopted by a authorities on Dec. 29, were a reason a hotel dangling a operations, Eva-Maria Panzer, mouthpiece for a Swissotel Hotels Resorts in a European segment told RBC.

“Right now we are perplexing to find out from a authorities how a mercantile sanctions [could] change a business,” she was quoted by a news group as saying.

The bedrooms and other hotel services sojourn accessible for those who done reservations before to Dec. 30, an unclear hotel staff member told RBC.

Russia introduced a package of sanctions opposite Turkey in late Nov 2015, after Turkish warrior jets shot down a Russian fighter-bomber nearby a Turkish-Syrian limit on Nov. 24.

The measures enclosed a anathema on licence flights to Turkey from Dec. 1, 2015 and a cessation of visa-free transport for Turkish nationals from Jan. 1.

In addition, Russia taboo a import of many Turkish food products and imposed a anathema on employing Turkish nationals.

Article source: http://www.themoscowtimes.com/article/554994.html