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.
26.11.2014St. Petersburg, Lenexpo Exhibition Centre. International exhibition of goods and services for pets. Veterinary conference. Festival of pet-restaurants, gallery of novelties, master classes in grooming.
RESTAURANT OF THE WEEK
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.
11.11.2014Lotte Hotel Moscow has received two esteemed awards of the 2014 prestigious Prix Villegiature award: the Lotte Hotel Moscow won Gran Prix for the Best Hotel in Europe and Les Menus par Pierre Gagnaire was presented with the Best restaurant in a hotel in Europe award.
Moscow metro is the fastest means of transport, trains are scheduled for every 90 seconds in a rush hour
The Trans-Siberian Railway (connecting Moscow and Vladivostok) is the longest railway in the world
VENUE OF THE WEEK
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.