¬†Full of history, Russia could be your perfect getaway this year. From natural wonders such as the Valley of Geysers in Kamchatka to architectural opulence such as St. Basil’s Cathedral, there is truly something for everyone to explore. The team at destination luxury has put together some of our favorite spots to stay when you visit Russia.


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2014 TripAdvisor Travelers‚Äô Choice¬ģ Winner ‚Äď Top 25 Hotels in Russia

The award-winning  Swissotel Krasnye Holmy Moscow brings to the heart of the Russian capital unsurpassed service and luxury combined with the most breathtaking views of the city. Situated very conveniently in Moscow’s business district and less than 3km away from the Kremlin, the hotel is the ideal base for exploring this fascinating city.

The facilities of this five-star luxury hotel leave absolutely nothing to be desired: 234 spacious luxurious guest rooms, including 28 suites, ensure an unrepeatable experience with the ultimate in amenities and in-room technology; diverse culinary options include a sumptuous breakfast buffet; an exclusive Executive Club lounge and the beautiful Purovel Spa & Sport round out the offer. The trendy City Space Bar, one of the world’s top ten bars, is the ideal place to sip a cocktail while enjoying breathtaking 360-degree views of Moscow’s city centre. Secure hotel parking is also available for your vehicle during your stay.

Business and leisure travelers will find comfort in the exclusive hotel facilities, combined with the quality, efficiency, and reliability that is synonymous with Swiss hospitality.

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Located on Novinskiy Boulevard in the very heart of Moscow, the luxurious Lotte Hotel was opened in September 2010. The hotel offers 300 spacious rooms and suites, the largest Royal Suite in the city and two splendid restaurants ‚Äď Les Menus, a French cuisine restaurant, and MEGU, a modern Japanese restaurant. Lotte Hotel also boasts six conference halls, an innovative Club Floor, the world-famous Mandara Spa, and a state-of-the-art fitness center with a swimming pool.
Lotte Hotel Moscow is conveniently located within a 15-minute walk from main city sights. Offering an easy access to business, shopping and entertainment facilities, the hotel is only few kilometers from main railway stations and within a comfortable drive from Moscow International Airports.
As a part of The Leading Hotels of the World Lotte Hotel offers a wide range of top-level facilities coupled with outstanding client-oriented service.

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The grand staircase that sweeps through the lobby of The Ritz-Carlton, Moscow leads guests on a journey far beyond the next floor. As the focal point of this gorgeous, gilded interior, its graceful presence symbolically elevates the height of hospitality one of the most elegant five star hotels in Moscow has mastered. It begins with an ancient welcome ceremony with bread and salt, a symbol of friendship. It is palatably felt with a unique vodka tasting, Russia’s treasured libation. And made completely memorable by the art of Sabrage, a unique Champagne service perfected by the sommelier.

From this hotel near Red Square Moscow, legends and history surround you at every turn, with some of the city’s most well-known sites just moments away. But the celebration of Russian culture begins here, where the décor faithfully replicates 19th century Classicism, and the restaurants enthrall with authentic cuisine. Experience a sense of place and gracious service at The Ritz Carlton Moscow.

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The Domina prestige has created a concept of living based on the fundamentals of excellent service and sincere hospitality combined with their own unique style and contemporary design. Domina Prestige Hotel, St.Petersburg is created to give you more positive emotions and bright impressions while visiting one of the most beautiful cities in the world.

Domina Prestige Hotel, St.Petersburg is located on the Moika River Embankment, at the crossroads of cultural, business and social life of the city. St.Isaac’s Square and the majestic St. Isaac’s Cathedralis a stone throw away. The famous Mariinsky Theatre, the Palace Square and the Hermitage, Nevsky Prospekt and the modern cultural center on the New Holland Island is in the distance of short walk through the historical center of St.Petersburg.

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Ararat Park Hyatt Moscow is located in the very heart of the capital of Russia and is one of the best situated 5 star hotels in Moscow. Just a few minutes’ walk from the iconic landmarks such as the Kremlin, Red Square and Saint Basil’s Cathedral, this luxury hotel is within the immediate vicinity of the famous Bolshoi Theatre. Parliament House, the central business district and the luxury shopping malls TsUM and GUM for those seeking to enjoy the wonderful shopping in Moscow, are also nearby.

The personalized service and outstanding quality offered by our timeless, residential style luxury hotel, which caters to the discerning traveller seeking privacy, luxury and elegance, distinguish Ararat Park Hyatt Moscow from other hotels in Moscow.

The 206 tastefully furnished rooms, including 32 expansive suites, comprise some of the most spectacular Moscow accommodation available. Moreover, the hotel offers Moscow’s fine dining restaurants and bars. Among them are the legendary Café Ararat, known for Armenian specialties, the Conservatory Lounge & Bar, recognized as one of the best bars in the world by Architectural Digest for its panoramic views over the city and outstanding contemporary design, the elegant Neglinka Lounge, The Park Restaurant, and Japanese restaurant Enoki.

Modern and elegant conference rooms and beautifully decorated banqueting facilities are venues of choice for any occasion, including business meetings and social events, as well as exquisite festivals and weddings in Moscow with attentive personalized service.

In order to meet the needs of the modern traveller, the luxury Moscow hotel is glad to offer its guests use of Quantum Spa & Health Club, featuring the latest cardiovascular technology for fitness enthusiasts alongside pure pampering and relaxation, a host of massage, body and skin treatments and our indoor swimming pool.

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A cultural and culinary landmark, Belmond Grand Hotel Europe has played a central role in the life of St. Petersburg for over 130 years.

A truly iconic hotel, it stands on Nevsky Prospekt among the city‚Äôs great architectural treasures‚ÄĒrenowned for its impressive fa√ßade and decorative interiors.

Positioned adjacent to Arts Square, the hotel has strong associations with the worlds of theatre, music and dance. A stay here takes you straight to the heart of Russia, especially during the White Days of winter, when snow lies outside and a warm welcome awaits within.

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With its world-famous ballet and opera, and the White Nights festival in summer, the ‚ÄėVenice of the North‚Äô is a year-round destination. At its heart lies the finest of the St. Petersburg hotels ‚ÄĒ the Astoria. A city landmark since 1912, a list of illustrious guests is engraved in brass at reception. Lenin. Rasputin. HG Wells. Follow in their footsteps through the historic corridors, where aristocratic traditions continue in contemporary surroundings. East meets West in the Astoria Caf√©, where you can enjoy a light bite or a Russian extravaganza of caviar and champagne all-day. Outside, you’re just a stroll away from the Hermitage Museum and the city‚Äôs many canals, monuments, and bridges.

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This modern, luxury hotel is located on Tverskaya, the main street of Moscow, leading straight into the Kremlin. Contemporary design meets contemporary International cuisine at Chekhonte Restaurant, serving the finest dishes from its unique show kitchen. Well-appointed luxury suites include private terraces overlooking the vibrant cityscape. Ideally situated, this Moscow hotel is within walking distance of Red Square, Christ the Saviour Cathedral, and business districts.

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Make history at W St. Petersburg, a modern wonder romanced by St¬†Petersburg’s elegant traditions, where luxury meets cutting edge cool in Russia’s historical capital of fashion, glamour and music.

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.

You’re invited. Retreat to the 137 guest rooms and suites, where bold décor by the famous Italian architect Antonio Citterio recalls a masterpiece of Russian craft and artistry.

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Hyatt Regency Ekaterinburg is the only five star hotel in Ekaterinburg, recently developed as part of the new Ekaterinburg City district including extended commercial space and offices. Located on the bank of Iset River, the luxury hotel is just a short distance from City Hall,¬†Cathedral-on-the-Blood and the¬†Opera and Ballet House, whilst it is ideally situated to explore¬†Ekaterinburg city centre or for business in the financial centre. The hotel’s setting ensures it is one of the most conveniently located Ekaterinburg hotels from which to explore the city‚Äôs attractions and landmarks.

This luxury Ekaterinburg hotel houses 293 rooms and 28 suites and offers some of the most comfortable guest accommodation of any of the city hotels. Decorated and furnished to the highest standards and equipped with a host of modern amenities the rooms and suites ensure guests enjoy a relaxing stay in Ekaterinburg.



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