Kharkiv Palace Hotel

For the 2012 European Football Championship Ayala was tasked with designing and fitting out a five-star hotel in the city of Kharkiv for the Premier Palace Group.

This northern Ukrainian city was one of four cities co-hosting the games. The construction of new modern facilities including a new stadium, new transport hubs and five-star hotel facilities was just some of the fast track projects
executed prior to the event.

In partnership with the local architects Ayala designed the hotel interior and advised on the layouts of both front and back of house facilities.

The building was some 20 storeys high and featured a central atrium. Ayala designed a contemporary yet comfortable interior that was sympathetic to the architecture and met fully the aspirations of the client and the hotel operator.

The hotel comprised of 180 guest rooms & suites, a rooftop bar, spa, Vienna café, all day dining, meeting rooms, ballroom, prefunction, lobby, lobby bar and shopping arcade. The hotel has a rich mix of materials from backlit onyx, selected marble, rich veneers and fixtures, fittings and soft furnishing sourced worldwide.

The interiors were installed by Ayala’s own multinational team of installers built up over almost 12 years of continuous work in the region. Opening on time and within pre-agreed budget, the hotel project was a major success for Ayala and event organizers.