Esctoday.com already reported that Kiev does not have the sufficient hotel capacity to accomodate all Eurovision Song Contest guests for the contest in 2005. Head of Kiev's hotel service Mikhail Shparik announced that the city is currently working towards solving that problem. Two or three new hotels will already be finished by the end of 2004.
Organising the Eurovision Song Contest also means arrnagin suitable accomodation for the thousands of spectators, journalists and other visitors as well as organising the television show. According to the rules set by the European Broadcasting Union, the host city must be able to provide guests with at least 2000 hotel rooms.
Mikhail Shparik, Kiev's head of hotel service, announced that five new hotels, with 1000 rooms, will be constructed in Kiev before the 2005 Eurovision Song Contest takes place. According to Shparik, the Kiev's hotels will emloy a total of at least 4000 members of staff, trained in Ukraine as well as abroad.
On top of that all, the Premier Palace hotel will be reconstructed to provide another 150 rooms. Besides, there are other already existing hotels in Kiev that are reach the standard requirements. Among those hotes are,l Dnipro, Natsional, Rus and the President Hotel.