Published on : Wednesday, December 27, 2017
Speaking about the recent developments about the 2018 FIFA World Cup preparations, Nikolay Gulyaev, Head of the Moscow City Department of Sport and Tourism said that about three-quarters of Moscow hotel rooms have already been reserved for the event already. The figures were 10 per cent lower even a week ago.
The public official said that he would not try to predict how this amount is divided up between foreign and Russian fans, although that the majorities are Russians. The prices for the hotel rooms are like – for one-star hotel room would cost about 5,000 rubles ($85), while a five star accommodation would run for 50,000 rubles ($850).
Presently, there are 1,183 hotels available for booking at Moscow and they are of various rating levels. There will be more hotels on offer and will open new accommodation sites before the World Cup. The authority is monitoring the prices and has already revealed 33 cases of price gouging, specially on the dates of the championship. Similar cases of price spikes were reported during the recent FIFA Confederations Cup when the authority have to interfere in requesting to take the hotel prices down.
The 2018 Russia-hosted FIFA World Cup will take place in 11 Russian cities from June 14 to July 15 next year.