HOTEL OF THE WEEK

Astoria Rocco Forte St. Petersburg

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.

Events Calendar

28.06.2014

Manifesta 10

Manifesta, the roving European Biennial of Contemporary Art, is a European pan-regional contemporary cultural biennale. The exhibition and program will take place 28 June – 31 October, 2014.

RESTAURANT OF THE WEEK

Bellini Restaurant (St. Petersburg)

The interior in the «BELLINI» is mysterious and simple, very elegant and aristocratically reserved, marginal and monumental at the same time. The traditional arrangement of the hall including such elements as haut-reliefs, paintings in the Renaissance style, a big fireplace intricately corresponds to using modern materials and to the author’s design.

News Blog

21.10.2014

Sheraton Hotel opens in Ufa

The five-star hotel under the Sheraton brand will welcome its first guests on June 1, 2015. The hotel is built in Ufa for the upcoming SCO and BRICS Summits.

100 Interesting facts about Russia

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Habits

Many Russian people prefer to spend their holidays and free time in the summer houses outside the cities which are called «dacha».

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Sport

Olympic Misha- the most famous bear in the world. Misha was born in 1980 and worked as the Olympic mascot

VENUE OF THE WEEK

Grand Duke Vladimir Palace (St. Petersburg)

Grand Duke Vladimir Palace was the last imperial palace to be constructed in Saint-Petersburg, Russia. It was designed by a team of architects (Vasily Kenel, Aleksandr Rezanov, Andrei Huhn, Ieronim Kitner, Vladimir Shreter) for Alexander II's son, Grand Duke Vladimir Alexandrovich of Russia. Construction work lasted from 1867 to 1872.

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