HOTEL OF THE WEEK
Conceptualized by award-winning architects Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel and Partners, W St. Petersburg is located in the center of the historical »Venice of the North» next to St. Isaac's Cathedral, a stones throw from the lavish Winter Palace with the famed Hermitage Museum and a short stroll from the spectacular Neva River. Located deep in the heart of Saint Petersburg where the city's influences — history, art, and business — connect, W St. Petersburg invites its guests to escape from the ordinary and experience the hottest address in the city.
RESTAURANT OF THE WEEK
Faberge Museum Café is located in the heart of StPetersburg in the real historical palace — Shuvalov Palace. The palace has an area of about 4,700 square meters and is one of the most beautiful palaces in St. Petersburg, it is both a historical monument and a tourist attraction. Palace houses Faberge museum with the biggest collection of Faberge eggs in the world.
St. Petersburg International Sup-Surfing Festival Fontanka SUP 2017 will take place in St. Petersburg 08-09th of July
Festival will include Water Carnival — SUP costume race along rivers and canals of the city (on Griboyedov Canal, Moyka and Fontanka Rivers), Beach Fashion Defile — Bikini girls defile on SUP across the water area along the beach (Beach of Peter and Paul Fortress).
VENUE OF THE WEEK
Peterhof Golf Club was opened on Sunday 4th of June and became the first full length golf course in the city of St. Petersburg. Located in the historical site of Mikhailovka Estate, in Peterhof, this Golf Club is only a 30 minutes drive away from the heart of the northern Capital.
The 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup is the 10th edition of the FIFA Confederations Cup, a quadrennial international men's football tournament organised by FIFA. It will be held in Russia from 17 June to 2 July 2017 as a prelude to the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
Industry UpdatesJUNE 2017
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