Moscow

Sneak Peek: InterContinental Moscow Tverskaya, Russia

Centrally located near the Kremlin and Red Square, the InterContinental Moscow Tverskaya opened this month with 203 rooms (from $850 per night), including three penthouse suites (price upon request), along with 10 meeting rooms. Other hotel features include a traditional Russian restaurant overlooking the city and a historic ballroom for private dining and events. A […]

The Ritz-Carlton, Moscow

Few hotels better represent recent social, political, cultural, and economic changes than the Ritz-Carlton, Moscow, which opened in July 2007 within spying distance of Red Square, the Kremlin, and Lenin’s tomb. The Ritz-Carlton’s rack rate is one of several high-flying figures—a $19,000 presidential suite, a $700 Tsar’s Breakfast (with bowls of caviar and a bottle […]

Bear Essentials

It was 3 am in Moscow, and dawn was a lipstick streak across the horizon as our limo arrived at a drab, warehouselike structure in an outlying district of the city. A crowd had gathered on the sidewalk out front, and the face control, as the Russians call it, was intense: A gaggle of thick-necks […]

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