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

23.10.2014

InterContinental takes Holiday Inn Express brand into Russia

InterContinental Hotels Group has confirmed it will take the Holiday Inn Express brand into Russia, the CIS and Georgia.

100 Interesting facts about Russia

RussiaScience

Science

The father of modern American television was Russian electronic engineer and inventor, Vladimir Zvorykin, who emigrated to the United States in 1919.

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Geography

Russia is also home to the world’s largest active volcano Klyuchevskaya Sopka, which has a height of 4,750 m (15,584 ft)

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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