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First Guests expected in new Pokrovka Hotel

Pokrovka Suite Hotel, located in the very heart of the chic area of the capital, is Moscows first genuine all-suite hotel. The grand opening of this luxurious 5-star hotel took place in June. Pokrovka Suite Hotel is the first Russian property in MaMaison Hotels & Apartments collection,

Pokrovka Suite Hotel is unique in the MaMaison collection. Our normal strategy is to source investment opportunities with a particular focus on buildings of an historical nature. In the past we have successfully renovated and reconstructed a number of historical properties across the Central and Eastern European region, retaining the local atmosphere and cultural heritage of each, said Daniel Penet, Director of Sales and Marketing for Ma- Maison Hotels & Apartments.

The 84-suite hotel will have a Grand Opening later in the year, and will house a Doucet XO restaurant (already known from Novinsky Passazh) and a luxurious spa.

London restaurateur has novel approach to building Russian business

The Nahm Restaurant in London is expecting an influx of Russians this summer following the second year of their successful cooperation with the Marriott Avroras Polo Club restaurant in Moscow. Earlier this year David Thompson, Nams Australian founder and chef, ran a five night Thai food festival in the Moscow restaurant. The Polo Club regulars are frequent travelers and natural customers for Nahm when they are in London, he said.

For seventeen years David has researched Thai culinary techniques and recipes which led to his opening of the Nahm Thai restaurant in London in 2001. The famous Nahm has received constant critical acclaim, resulting in the restaurant becoming the first Thai restaurant ever to be awarded the coveted Michelin star.

David Thompson is so carried away by everything Thai, it is hard to imagine him cooking something non-Thai wrote local style magazine The Four Seasons after his visit.

Hotel Baltschug Kempinski adopts vodka

The traditional Russian drink, vodka will now attract the clients to Baltschug Kempinski. From July the Baltschug bar offers about sixty kinds of selected vodkas which epitomize Russian culture more that anything else. They say that no word is more binding than a word sealed with a toast of vodka.

Here you can try a big selection of famous trade marks such as Vodka Absolut, Nemiroff, Stolichnaya, Flagman; or have a try and find new flavors from Central Russia, Southern Siberia, Ukraine and what is more interesting and intriguing the foreign specimens from France, Switzerland, Italy and Denmark. We hear they are even considering a vodka from Tasmania!

The bartenders will guide you to the spiritual world of vodka and help to find the Russian corners of your soul. The special offer is a journey through the history. Throughout the evening you may feel a Great Tsar or a wealthy merchant or a small peasant; besides this includes a special price for five kinds of vodkas represented in the list. 

Hotel Baltschug Kempinski
Telephone: (495) 230-5500, 230-6500

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Renaissance Hotel summer terrace opens

On the green slopes in front of the hotel, heading down towards Olympisky Prospekt, the Renaissance Hotel has opened its traditional summer terrace. This year it takes the theme of the wonderful, mysterious atmosphere of black and white cinema. The exclusive wooden furniture, black and white umbrellas protecting diners from too much sun, and green trees, are a backdrop to the charming interaction of a romantic date. Separate from the main restaurant, this cozy caf, with a huge selection of cocktails and a variety of assorted meats for two, graced with pleasant music, and protected form the city noise, all makes for the perfect combination of where to go for a classical out-of-town experience, in the city.

Renaissance Hotel
Reservation tel: 931-9000

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