Category: Russia

Rocco Forte Hotels revels at World Travel Awards 2006

Rocco Forte Hotels revels at World Travel Awards 2006

Rocco Forte Hotels is enjoying a sweet taste of victory over the likes of Ritz-Carlton, Conrad and Baglioni Hotels. Not only has the brand been voted Europe’s Leading Luxury Hotel Brand, but three individual hotels have also picked up awards. The Balmoral and Hotel Astoria won the awards for Leading Hotels in Scotland and Russia […]

A year of island hopping: July

A year of island hopping: July

This is post  seven of twelve in our daily look at the best islands in the world to visit, when to visit them and where to stay (where individual recommendations are made). For July, the following are recommended: Bornholm, Denmark: The Melsted Badehotel and Hotel Siemsens Gaard Dominican Republic: Velero Beach Resort and Natura Cabañas […]

Most expensive city in the world

Most expensive city in the world

The fact that Moscow has overtaken Tokyo as the world’s most expensive city has got a lot of media attention recently. Mercer Human Resource Consulting‘s survey of 144 cities across six continents also showed Seoul move up in the rankings, pushing Tokyo down into third place. Many of the changes are due to exchange rate […]

Renovation progress at the Grand Hotel Europe, St. Petersburg

Renovation progress at the Grand Hotel Europe, St. Petersburg

120 guest  rooms are now available at the Grand Hotel Europe in St. Petersburg – a month later than the originally planned date – following completion of the first stage of renovation of this Orient Express property. The interior design has been led by the French designer Michel Jouannet who has worked on high-profile  restoration […]

Lufthansa Private Jet heads east

Lufthansa Private Jet heads east

Lufthansa is continuing to expand its exclusive offer Lufthansa Private Jet which is set up in March last year. In addition to over 1,000 destinations already served in Europe, Lufthansa Private Jet  customers  will now be able to travel  between any of the international airports in the Russian Federation, or fly from there to Europe.

Moscow Golf & Luxury Travel Reception

Moscow Golf & Luxury Travel Reception

Tomorrow’s Moscow Golf & Luxury Travel Reception, Russia’s most exclusive tourism event, will  provide its visitors with an opportunity to meet with elite Russian travelers in the ambience of the   Pushkin Museum, Moscow. Russia is seeing more people play golf year on year, and Russian golfers are increasingly seeking high quality destinations the world […]

James Bond, licensed to fly

James Bond, licensed to fly

Ever felt like donning your tux and imagining you were James Bond?   With Elan Experiential Design Inc., you can! (Sadly, their website is  rather slow to load.)   They are offering a 007 adventure as  one of their extreme luxury experience offerings. You’ll get to fly to Nice, France, by private jet or first […]

Grand Hotel Europe being renovated

Grand Hotel Europe being renovated

In keeping with the times, the Grand Hotel Europe in  St. Petersburg  is embarking on a large-scale renovation and refurbishing project.  A total of 120 rooms has been scheduled for renovation during this winter, and will be available for booking as of 1st May 2006. The hotel will combine the elegant charm of 19th Century […]