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 […]

Best of the Best 2008: Hotels: The Ritz-Carlton, Moscow

From the guest rooms at the Ritz-Carlton, Moscow, visitors can gaze across Red Square to the Kremlin, the city’s iconic onion domes, and other architectural remnants of this nation’s turbulent past. But inside the hotel itself, guests experience an extravagance unique to modern-day Moscow. A $350 million renovation has transformed a drab, Soviet-era auberge into […]

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