How modern are hotels where the players of 2018 World Cup stay?
Brazil - Swissôtel Resort Sochi Camellia, Sochi:
Tite chooses Sochi's most luxurious 5-star hotel as the resting spot for the tournament. Situated in the natural biosphere reserve, Swissôtel Resort Sochi Camellia features a view of the main road from Kurortny Prospekt and faces the stunning Black Sea. The hotel is inspired by contemporary Swiss design. All 203 guest rooms blend simplicity with modern design.
Saudi Arabia - Belmond Grand Europe hotel, St. Petersburg:
This is the oldest luxury hotel in St. Petersburg. Located in the heart of the city, Grand Hotel Europe is a 140-year-old architecture. The hotel has hosted many national leaders and celebrities around the world with 10 unique suites for the most important guests. In addition, the hotel also features new areas, Russian-style décor and the largest presidential suite in the city.
France - Hilton Garden Inn New Riga, Moscow:
One of Moscow's best hotels, the Hilton Garden Inn New Riga enjoys a quiet location in a beautiful wooded area. Each room at this hotel in Kostrovo is spacious and luxurious with a working space and beautiful views of the forest. The French team will be available with a range of facilities including a wellness centre, indoor cinema, pool with jacuzzi, Finnish sauna, etc.
Argentina - Bronnitsy Training Center, Moscow:
The place of Lionel Messi and his teammates is located on the banks of the Moskva River and Belsky Lake, 40 km southeast of Moscow. The training centre covers an area of 9,800 m2 with full facilities including a hotel, cafeteria, health rehabilitation centre, conference room, swimming pool, 3 gyms, 2 Jacuzzis, 3 saunas, the waterfront entertainment area and the football field. Bronnitsy is the training ground of the Russian national team in sports such as football, boating, archery, table tennis, triathlon and taekwondo.
Germany - Vatutinki Hotel, New Moscow:
A peaceful oasis, Vatutinki is located only 16 km southwest of Moscow in a forest along the Desna River. The champion of 2014 FIFA World Cup will have a comfortable, enjoyable holiday with billiards, darts, tennis, indoor swimming pool, Finnish sauna and Roman sauna. Besides, there are health and beauty services with massage therapies and cosmetics.
Portugal - Saturn Training Facility, Moscow:
Cristiano Ronaldo and his teammates stationed at the 11.5-hectare Saturn training centre on the outskirts of Kratovo, Moscow. Saturn is one of the best training facilities to prepare for the tournament. It is equipped for 130 athletes to train simultaneously with three football fields. The complex consists of three buildings with a dormitory, food court, sports and health facilities and other facilities such as a gym, a 25-meter pool, sauna rooms and bathrooms. The surrounding area has access control system and is completely protected.
Belgium - Moscow Country Club, Moscow:
The Belgian team is based in Moscow Country Club, a golf club and world-class suburban hotel. The club has an area of 120 hectares, covered by birch and coniferous forests. The hotel features 131 rooms and suites with delicate redwood furnishings. The on-site restaurants offer fine international cuisine and impeccable service. In addition, the sports complex here covers an area of 5,900 m2, equipped with modern facilities.
Spain - FC Krasnodar Academy:
2010 World Cup champion selected Krasnodar Academy of Training as a getaway. The facility has 5 artificial grass pitches and 12 standard grass pitches. The academy also owns a sheltered stadium with a capacity of 3,000 seats, which is a regular venue for the Krasnodar U19 team. In addition, the facilities of the academy include hotels and small villas, sports facilities with medical and rehabilitation centre, swimming pool, sauna room, gym room, dining room and meeting room.
Croatia - Lesnaya Rapsodiya, Leningrad:
At the 2018 World Cup, Croatia is served at the Lesnaya Rapsodiya resort on the shores of Bolshoye Semaginskoye Lake. The resort features 74 rooms, restaurants and lobbies with stunning views of the lake and forest. Resort facilities include a sports court, a sandy beach, a 25-meter long panoramic swimming pool, a gym room, massage parlors and outdoor adventure equipment. Besides, a modern stadium at the resort was built specifically for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
Russia - Novogorsk-Dynamo Training Facility, Moscow:
The host of 2018 World Cup is at the Dinamo training facility in Novogorsk near Moscow. The top sports club, which is used to train the Russian national team in many sports. The complex is designed to optimize the preparation and recreation of athletes with a hotel and sports complex covering an area of 6 hectares. This size is large enough for the Russians to share the base with the Mexican team, also using another building here.
By: Relly Jonas