Hilton has announced the opening of Hilton Saint Petersburg ExpoForum, the debut of Hilton Hotels & Resorts in the northwest region of the Russian Federation.
No, Travel & Leisure – Love for Russia is Not Strange!
A Travel & Leisure story this morning caught my eye. “Strange Love? U.S. Tourists Flock to Russia in Record Numbers” is a revelation that’s not surprising to some of us. What the writers at Time Inc. and Affluent Media Group don’t realize is, Americans and Russians don’t despise one another – so boosted tourism is not so “strange” after all. Here’s a photographic look at other reasons for Russia’s touristic value.
St. Petersburg, Russia Through the Instagram Lens
Once Russia’s capital, St. Petersburg is a fabulous city with European flair, and a heart made of pure Russian culture. Founded by Tsar Peter the Great, St. Petersburg’s historic Baroque and neoclassical architecture the 18th and 19th centuries, has been largely preserved.
JLL Hotels & Hospitality 2016 Report Out
As 2016 draws to a close Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) Hotels & Hospitality has released the preliminary report on markets and hotels in Moscow and St. Petersburg. According to the report showed overall stability with a substantial ADR increase.
St. Petersburg Wins World’s Leading Cultural City Award
St. Petersburg, Russia has won the coveted title of World’s Leading Cultural City Destination from World Travel Awards. The gala events held last Friday evening heralded the city’s cultural importance and potential for future tourism growth.
Russia, the Oh-So Photogenic Subject
Earlier this year I profiled a wonderful Russian photographer named Slava Stepanov, who is absolutely one of the finest photographers in the federation. Slava, who is from Novosibirsk, is the co-founder of the stunning agency known as Gelio Vostok. Over the years Over the years, Slava’s company has taken on projects from the US to the Far East […]
Corinthia Hotel St. Petersburg Lands Best MICE Hotel in Russia Award
The Corinthia Hotel St. Petersburg has been honored as the “Best MICE Hotel” in the Russian Federation at the annual Russian Hospitality Awards 2015, held on February 18, 2016 at the Lotte Hotel Moscow.
To Russia With Love on Valentine’s Day
If the cliche romantic destinations have left you bored to tears the last few years, here’s some suggestions for spending Valentine’s Day 2016 with some real sex appeal. Travel like Bond, James Bond in From Russia With Love, only in the opposite direction. Here’s a brief selections of upcoming deals on the most romantic day of the year.
Preview: Russia’s Unforgettable Stars of the White Nights Festival 2014
For the next three months nighttime becomes a sort of extended, mystical twilight in many parts of Russia. Coming to St. Petersburg May 23rd through July 31st, the Stars of the While Nights Festival is an experience to never forget.
Putin’s Russia Vision Continues: The New Mariinsky Theatre
Visitors to St. Petersburg interested in the arts will now be able to enjoy a fabulous new Mariinsky Theatre, a showplace reminiscent of the golden age of Russian arts. Opened last week by President Vladimir Putin at a star studded gala, the new building of the theater is considered by many a symbol of Russia’s re-emergence as a cultural and economic giant. Under the personal patronage of Putin, the Imperial wealth of Russia is somehow rejuvenated.
Putin Discusses Rebuilding Moscow Museum of New Western Art
Russian President Vladimir Putin has instructed his cabinet and the government of the Russian Ferderation to evaluate whether or not to re-establish the Moscow Museum of New Western / modern / art. Putin’s recent “Direct Line” conversations are said to be the stimulus for this move apparently aimed at reclaiming for Moscow elements of Russia’s glorious past form the Hermitage in St. Petersburg.
Russia Hotels to Double by 2018 Report Says
A report from KPMG; ‘International Hotel Operators in Russia’, tells of major hotel brands expanding to twice their current presence by the year 2018. Last year’s accelerated growth and the immediate future are discussed, as well as extended reach within the country.
The KPMG data shows that not only are key centers like Moscow
U.S. Traveler’s Guide to Eastern Europe
It may be named as simply another section of the European continent but Eastern Europe holds a unique history and an appeal all its own for travelers from the United States. Plagued by conflict and with its people heavily oppressed for much of its history and until as few as 20 years ago in some regions, Eastern Europe in 2012 is a beautiful place of humble and hearty people amidst some of the most breathtaking backdrops, from cityscapes to country roads, in the world.
Luxury Hotels in Eastern Europe
Steeped in history and tradition and offering sights and sounds found no where else in the world, Eastern Europe is home to exotic cities and a beautiful landscape boasting famous rivers, towering mountains and incomparable beaches. Add to these draws a lower budget demand than travel to many other parts of the world and the lure of rugged Slovakia, quaint Romania and other Eastern European destinations can become almost overwhelming!
Emirates Announce St Petersburg Route
The Dubai airline Emirates is to fly deeper into Russia than ever before with the announcement of new services to the northern city of St Petersburg, which will become the most northerly destination on their itinerary. The service to the city that is sometimes known as the “Northern Capital” of Russia will begin from November […]