Ukrainian hotels operating under the brand Premier Hotel and Resorts continue their daily work. Legal processes related to the proof of ownership of hotels to European shareholders do not affect the full fulfillment of obligations to partners and hotel guests.
Since the European shareholders of Premier hotels are facing allegations that have already been refuted, it is worth reminding that on September 12, 2022, the decision of the Lviv Court of Appeal annulled the ruling of the investigating judge on the seizure of the property of the Premier Hotel Lybid and Premier Hotel Dnister hotels and rejected the request of the prosecutor's office.
The basis for the court's decision was the lack of evidence regarding any ownership or connections of the hotels with russian citizens or companies connected with the russian federation and the impartiality of the investigation.
The court decision stated that the attempt to impose an arrest was based on information from Internet publications, which is in no way confirmed by any official sources. In fact, these materials are nothing more than the assumptions of their authors, without direct evidence. Therefore, these publications cannot be used by the investigation and taken into account by the court.
It is also noted that the pre-trial investigation authority, justifying its request, did not provide sufficient and proper evidence of the circumstances referred to in the request.
The activities of the FINANCIERE group of companies in Ukraine are transparent and legitimate: the official registers contain information that the shareholders of the Premier Palace Hotel Kyiv, Premier Hotel Lybid, Premier Hotel Dnister and Premier Hotel Odesa are citizens of the European Union. The owner of the hotels is the international group of companies FINANCIERE.
The shareholders of the international group of companies FINANCIERE publicly and unconditionally condemn the military aggression of the russian federation, which began in 2014 in violation of all applicable principles of international law and values of the democratic world.
The support of the FINANCIERE group of companies to the Armed Forces of Ukraine, territorial defense forces, temporarily displaced persons, hospitals and doctors from February 24, 2022 amounts to more than 60 million hryvnias.
Shareholders of Ukrainian hotels operating under the Premier brand are defending their rights and property in courts to overturn restrictions based on dubious grounds and unconfirmed data.