Suleiman Kerimov has sold Moscow Hotel to the owners of Gorbushkin Dvor

As RBC found out, businessmen Yuri and Alexey Khotin bought five-star Moscow Hotel, located near Red Square, from the entities of Suleiman Kerimov.
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Following the sale of the shopping gallery "Fashion Season" in the hotel "Moscow" Suleiman Kerimov and separated from the street by the hotel Okhotny Ryad, 2. As in the case with the gallery, buyers were Belarusian businessmen Yuri and Alexei Hawtin, he told RBC source familiar with the details of the transaction. This information was confirmed by a representative of the investment fund, familiar with Hawtin, two sources close to Karimov, and one - close to the management of "Nafta Moscow". "Hawtin bought the hotel, without bargaining," - said one of the interlocutors RBC.

A source close to the management of Four Seasons (hotel operator, which is officially called the Four Seasons Hotel Moscow), also knows that "the deal was closed a few months ago."

Kerimov representative declined to comment on the deal, contact Hawtin failed.

According to SPARC, on July 2, 2014 by JSC "Dekmos", the developer of the hotel "Moscow", owned by the two Cypriot offshore companies - Lansgrade Holdings LTD (51%) and Krokosco Construction LTD (49%). Sources in the real estate development market in Moscow Lansgrade associated with Kerimov.A Krokosco beneficiaries considered the structure of the BIN group of family and Mikail Gutseriev Shishkhanov they in 2011 bought a share of the city authorities to "Dekmos".

A source familiar with the former shareholders of the hotel "Moscow", claims that BIN has sold its 49% Kerimov structures in December 2014. "All shareholders" Moscow "hotel [c 2011 until the end of 2014] acted in the interests of Suleiman Kerimov," - emphasizes the interlocutor RBC familiar with Kerimov.

In the group BIN did not answer questions from RBC.

RBC sources did not disclose the amount of the transaction. One of them says that the agreement was penniless - Kerimov "traded" hotel Hawtin aid in the development of other assets, what we have in mind, the source did not elaborate.

According to the head of the capital markets department of Colliers International Stanislaus Bibika, the cost of the hotel "Moscow" is guaranteed to exceed 10 billion rubles. (About $ 160 million at the exchange rate as of October 19). "Located opposite the Ritz Carlton hotel in 2011 was sold at a price of 55 million rubles. per room, - says the expert. - This landmark facility as Four Seasons, owlsershenno exactly it is not cheaper. " If not for the crisis in which the Russian economy and, in particular, the real estate market, the price of the hotel could be several times higher - at $ 450 million, the head of the Department of Hospitality and Tourism Cushman & Wakefield Marina Smirnova.

Hotel "Moscow"

Hotel "Moscow" was built in the years 1933-1935 by the architect Alexei Shchusev. According to legend, the final architectural appearance of the building itself chose Joseph Stalin. Another legend has it that at the direction of the image of "Moscow" have placed the label "Stolichnaya" vodka, which makes the hotel well-known in the Soviet Union and beyond.

In 2004, the then-mayor of Moscow Yuri Luzhkov has decided to demolish the historic building and replace it with a modern, while maintaining the same architectural appearance. In total, the new building was delayed by nearly ten years. Newly built hotel with 180 rooms under the brand Four Seasons Hotel Moscow opened in October, 2014.

The price of rooms at the Four Seasons Hotel Moscow - one of the highest in Moscow.The maximum price of the night in the room "Premier" reaches 236 thousand. Rub. per person, shown on the website. On the hotel's official website states that the "best price" for the next day - 33.5 thousand rubles..

In the gallery "Fashion Season" runs one of the most expensive movie theaters of the capital. One Time "Moscow" cinema is able to accept all 343 people in 17 rooms: the smallest is intended for visitors to eight, the most spacious - 42 persons. Cost of the ticket in a theater ranges from 3 thousand. up to 6 thousand. rub.

Numerous owners

Hotel "Moscow" many times changed owners. Up to December 2008 51% "DekMos" owned "Decorum", which is tied with former State Duma deputy Ashot Yeghiazaryan. Yeghiazaryan himself is a long time denied, stating that only in charge of the construction of the hotel as a deputy elected from Moscow.

In 2008, "Dekmos" defaulted loan Deutsche Bank. As a result, a credit of $ 87.5 million was repaid by the Government of Moscow, and in the spring of 2009 after a series of deals in the hotel renovation project included "Nafta Moscow » Kerimov.

In May 2010, the CEO of Strabag Alexander Ortenberg, speaking the main contractor of the construction of the hotel, told RBC that "Nafta Moscow" had to return to the city the money for the loan Deutsche Bank and become a major shareholder "DekMos".

Also Kerimov, for some time the co-owner of the hotel "Moscow" was Arkady Rotenberg. In the spring of 2010 in an interview with "Kommersant" Rothenberg acknowledged that he and his partner SMP Bank Konstantin Goloshapova owns 12.5% ​​in the "Moscow" (Goloshapova shares were recorded at his wife, said Rothenberg). Another 26%, RBC wrote owned by Suleiman Kerimov, the rest - the city. Today Rotenberg is not among the "DekMos" shareholder claims representative businessman Andrey Baturin, without specifying when he sold his stake.

Contact Goloshapova failed. In SMP Bank refused to answer questions not related to the business of a financial organization.

In November 2014, "Vedomosti" wrote that the London Court of International Arbitration issued a decision according to which Kerimov should kompensirovas Ashot Yeghiazaryan $ 250 million spent on the construction of the hotel to them. The Court then analyzed the claim Yeghiazaryan, his brother and partner Artem Dmitry Fetisov to Kerimov. In the spring of 2015, the newspaper reported that Kerimov's assets could be arrested by the decision of the Cypriot court. Source newspaper linked the decision to the verdict of the London court. In the property list, came under the interim measures, referred to publication sources including share in the hotel Four Seasons Hotel Moscow.

The representative Ashot Yeghiazaryan did not respond to a written request to RBC.

"Sell all in Russian"

Karimov in the past two years has sold a number of assets. So, in 2013, it sold 21.75% of "BRIC" and 47% of PIC, in 2014 the structure Kerimov sold VTB. In April the newspaper "Kommersant" wrote that the businessman gives VTB office of the skyscraper "Eurasia" (about 100 thousand sq. M.). However, the press service of VTB this information denied.

In August, Forbes, citing sources reported that negotiations for the sale of 40% stake "Polyus Gold", one of the last major assets of the entrepreneur, whose compyanie magazine estimates at $ 3.4 billion (31 th place in the list of Russia's richest businessmen). At the same time the magazine claimed that Karimov "sells everything in Russia." Later, the radio station "Echo of Moscow" referring to representatives Kerimov reported that he does not intend to dispose of all the assets in Russia.

Who are Hawtin

Father and son Yuri and Alexei Hawtin avoid publicity, we only know about some of them controlled assets. For example, in 2012 they owned oil company "Dulisma". At the end of 2013, Alexey Hawtin acquired 30% registered in the Isle of Man oil company Exillon Energy. Managers associated with Hawtin companies three years ago for 6 billion rubles. We bought the bank "Yugra" (35 th place in terms of assets in the list of "Interfax-CEA"), wrote "Vedomosti".

At the end of 2014 Hawtin took tenth place Forbes «Russian real estate Kings' rankings with an annual rental income of $ 320 million. According to the magazine, structures Hawtin now owned 1.34 million square meters. m real estate - mostly Class B offices, and below, the most famous asset - the shopping center "crustyard "from" Bagrationovskaya "Metro (35 thousand sq. m.). Based on publicly available information, the hotel "Moscow" will be the first asset Hawtin is in hotel real estate.

As Forbes wrote Hawtin came to Russia from Belarus in the mid-1990s. Before moving to Moscow, they were doing a cosmetic business: Yuri Hawtin led by "Belkosmetiks". Moscow businessmen rented a shop on site slaughterhouse them. Mikoyan, which established the production of household chemicals.

The property owners were by chance after the default in 1998, meat processing plant went bankrupt, and Hawtin were able to get one for next to nothing of the workshops, which began to rent out. After that, they began to purposefully acquire assets from the companies on the brink of bankruptcy. As stated, "Vedomosti", the usual scheme for entrepreneurs was the purchase of the shares of the company, and then with the help of a number of deals they changed the top management. This Representatives Hawtin sometimes come to the meeting of shareholders, accompanied by the security forces, Forbes wrote.

Business Success Hawtins real estate market Forbes sides tied, including the presence of patrons in power. For example, Alexei Hawtin at one time was an adviser to the former chairman of the Federation Council Sergei Mironov. One of the interlocutors edition told that due to Mironov in 2007 businessmen attracted Sberbank loan of 17 billion rubles. Mironov and Chairman of the Board of Sberbank German Gref denied ever Hawtin assisted structures.