RADISSON TO RUN HOTEL, OFFICE COMPLEX IN USSR

RADISSON TO RUN HOTEL, OFFICE COMPLEX IN USSR

Radisson Hotels and a U.S. partner are bringing Western-style hospitality and high-technology communications to Moscow, a city not known for either.

Radisson and Americom International Corp. announced Tuesday that they would operate a Soviet-owned hotel and business complex expected to open by

December.The hotel will be called the Radisson Slavjanskaya, which roughly means ''home of the Slavs," but don't expect many Soviets to stay there. Juergen Bartels, a Radisson executive, said the hotel will accept only foreign currency, brought by the hoped-for influx of Western businessmen bringing foreign investment to the Soviet Union.

The two U.S. companies will invest between $32 million and $36 million to complete the 430-room hotel and the 165-suite business center.

Americom will be picking up 80 percent of this cost, mostly to pay for a satellite-based telecommunications system designed by COMSAT for the business complex. For the first time, foreign businessmen would be able to dial any phone number in the world directly through the center's satellite communications system, bypassing Moscow's unpredictable telephone system. Direct video and data communications, again via satellite, would also be offered to tenants at the complex.

Construction of the hotel was started by Intourist, the state-run tourism company, which has invested the equivalent of $75 million in the 650,000-square-foot building, Mr. Bartels said. The building, near Moscow's Kiev railroad station, will be leased to a 50-50 joint venture of Intourist and the two U.S. partners.