HOTEL OF THE WEEK
Luxurious Rocco Forte's Hotel Astoria, St. Petersburg, captures the essence of Russia with an authentic experience steeped in comfort and elegance. Rocco Forte's five-star tribute to sophisticated travelling reflects the noble history of St. Petersburg, with interiors scrupulously designed to recreate the grandeur synonymous with this historic city. Hotel Astoria occupies an unrivalled setting in St. Isaac's Square at the hub of St. Petersburg's vibrant city Centre. St. Isaac's Cathedral stands opposite Hotel Astoria, and the renowned Hermitage Museum is only a short walk away.
THE ONLY DESTINATION MANAGEMENT CERTIFIED PROFESSIONALS (DMCP) IN RUSSIA: ALEXANDER RODIONOV & TATIANA ZABOLOTSKIKH
We are proud to announce that Tatiana Zabolotskikh — Senior Project Manager of Tsar Events DMC & PCO has passed exams for DESTINATION MANAGEMENT CERTIFIED PROFESSIONAL (DMCP) and has become the second DMCP in Russia.
RESTAURANT OF THE WEEK
Sadko restaurant was opened in 2006 as a Russian Russian restaurant with separate wine bar and high level of service and food. It is located in the very city center, close to Marinsky Theater. You will be impressed by restaurants interior, which include and stylishly combine modern and folklore elements.
Ceilings are covered with Russian authentic patterns with huge red crystal chandeliers and colorful food plates for the food. The restaurant is famous for its singing waiters.
The Scarlet Sails is the most massive and famous public event during the White Nights Festival. The tradition is highly popular for spectacular fireworks, numerous music concerts, and a massive water-show including battle among tens of boats full of pirates on the waters of Neva River.
VENUE OF THE WEEK
Smirnoff House in Tverskoy Boulevard is a unique Moscow venue for high class events of any kind, located in the very heart of the city — just in 10 minutes walk to Red Square. It offers 8 beaufifully decorated halls in different styles, able to host as a gala-dinner or a cocktail reception, as a business meeting or a conference.
Industry UpdatesMAY 2016
The Trans-Siberian Railway (connectingMoscow and Vladivostok) is the longest railway in the world
Russia is a transcontinental country, extending halfway around the northern hemisphere and covering much of eastern and north-eastern Europe and the whole of northern Asia
In terms of population, Russia is the ninth largest country in the world, even though it's the world's biggest country
Where is the largest McDonald's in the WORLD? In Moscow and in Beijing (700 seats per each)
Moscow is the biggest city in Europe. Population is 10.5 million. Statistic says that Moscow population is expecting to be 16 millions by 2020.
Ladoga lake is the largest one in Europe. Its area makes 18 400 sq km, average depth is 51 m, the largest one is up to 230 m.