After opening its first property in St Petersburg last year within a heritage palace, Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts is enforcing its presence in Russia with the opening of Four Seasons Hotel Moscow on October 30th.
Originally built in the 1930s with Joseph Stalin’s approval, Hotel Moskva saw many chapters in the Russian saga – and might have even shaped a few. As an unofficial home base for the Soviet Union’s political and cultural power players, the Hotel also hosted a star-studded cast of international guests. Even today, the landmark façade is instantly recognisable the world over as it is immortalised on the label of the famous Stolichnaya vodka.
Now, with immense respect for architect Alexei Shchusev’s original vision for the 15 storey building, interior designers Richmond International have created a contemporary homage to history that is firmly positioned in the 21st century. Along with the state-of-the-art technologies that characterise the new building, modern culture is also on display in the form of a collection of contemporary Russian art throughout the Hotel.
All 180 rooms and suites are bathed in natural light through floor-to-ceiling windows providing postcard views, whilst many benefit from step-out balconies. From the generous 48 square metre Deluxe Room to the palatial 520 square metres of the Pozharsky Royal Suite, the Hotel offers some of the city’s most spacious accommodations, each featuring the new customisable Four Seasons Bed.
Renowned Chef David Hemmerle has returned to the city’s burgeoning restaurant scene to lead the culinary team at Four Seasons Hotel Moscow. Already well known for his creative work at the Cristal Room Baccarat and his former restaurant Carre Blanc, Chef Hemmerle will oversee all restaurants and lounges, as well as in-room dining and banquet menus at the Hotel.
Two signature restaurants are at the heart of Four Seasons Hotel Moscow, including Quadrum, the Italian dining establishment as well as Bystro where Hotel guests and locals will gather for breakfasts, and in the evening enjoy a dinner menu featuring Russian Nordic cuisine.
With a comprehensive selection of Champagnes, wines and spirits, the Moskovsky Bar is set to make its mark on the city’s dynamic social life. Where by the sophisticated yet informal Silk Lounge flanks either side of the lobby level, with two large welcoming fireplaces offering guests afternoon tea.
The Amnis Spa at Four Seasons Hotel Moscow features a mosaic-tiled indoor pool, naturally lit from above by a rectangular glass roof, a 24/7 fitness centre as well as a nail bar and a hair salon. The 14 treatment room Spa will offer a menu of massages, facials and body treatments inspired by Russian traditions as well as the latest in international therapies.
Four Seasons Hotel Moscow also provides extensive facilities for events, whether for for business or pleasure. Four Seasons Wedding Specialists provide the ultimate services for the perfect wedding.
Four Seasons Hotel Moscow will join the newly opened Four Seasons Hotel Lion Palace St. Petersburg, a meticulous restoration of a 19th century palace adjacent to St Isaac’s Cathedral and just steps from the Winter Palace.