ExpoForum's Hotel Dining Facilities were Designed
The German company, K3 Planungsgeselschaft mbH & Co. KG, completed the concept and zoning system for dining facilities at a 225 room 4-star hotel that will be built on the territory of the future ExpoForum Convention and Exhibition Centre.
Dining facilities will be located in the central part of the first floor, as well as on the second and third floors. A bar that can seat 70, with an additional 70 seats in the lobby, will be on the first floor. The main restaurant will have 138 seats, and there will be a theme restaurant with 70 seats. The foyer on the third floor will have 25 seats. In addition, the above-mentioned dining facilities will be able to serve up to 500 people for banquets. In such cases, food will be made available in the foyer and in the halls of the conference zone on the hotel's second floor. A canteen for employees will be on the ground floor, as well as a full-cycle laundry unit, food storage units, and other auxiliary rooms.
K3 will also design the dining facilities in the second hotel to be built at the future Convention and Exhibition Centre.
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GUP Vodokanal St Petersburg approved plans to modernise the water and sewer infrastructure on the territory of the new ExpoForum Convention and Exhibition Centre.
The Inter-regional Department for Air Transport and Rescue in Northwest Russia signed off on ExpoForum's plans to build a convention and exhibition centre.
ExpoForum JSC joined the non-commercial organization, the Green Building Council, which seeks to foster and implement rules for ecologically-sound construction.
Gallup International canvassed St. Petersburg residents, asking them how they think the city should develop. Nearly two-thirds said the city should combine and utilise its opportunities as a tourism and business centre.