HOTEL OF THE WEEK
Don't miss the first SO Sofitel hotel in Russia, located in the heart of the rich cultural center of St. Petersburg. In this hotel, designed by architect Antonio Citterio, the mysteries of the House of Faberge are revealed in a modern setting. The breathtaking views of St. Isaac's Cathedral await you, along with Just Say So, a new service concept, and SO evening parties on our scenic summer terrace.
Tsar Events DMC & PCO has become the first Russian DMC to earn Accredited Destination Management Company designation
ADMEI's Destination Management Company Accreditation program is designed to elevate professional standards and designate firms that demonstrate advanced knowledge and experience essential to the practice of destination management. Tsar Events DMC & PCO has been recognized as meeting the standards and criteria that are indicative of the highest quality destination management service providers.
RESTAURANT OF THE WEEK
At the intersection of Konnogvardeysky Boulevard, 4 and Konnogvardeysky Lane, the restaurant of Russian cuisine Petrousha was opened. The former barracks of the Life Guards of the Equestrian Regiment have thus finally turned into, perhaps, the most famous restaurant address of the Northern Capital.Petrousha restaurant has 3 halls for 160 seats: a living room (40 seats), a craft hall (64 seats) and a fireplace hall (56 seats), children's room is present. Antique furniture, antique interior items, engravings of Petersburg, drawings of the majestic buildings of the young capital, portraits of outstanding people of Peter's time, soft music, elegant lamps, smoke ceramics and Dulev tea set — the interior and the atmosphere of the restaurant seem to transfer guests during the youth of the great Emperor, the era of Peter Ensembles and the Grand Embassy.
New meta-brand of St. Petersburg was presented by St. Petersburg City Tourist Information Bureau has presented this week. New logo is represented by blue circle that symbolizes Northern Sun and White nights and word «Saint Petersburg» reflecting images of St, Petersburg drawbridges.
VENUE OF THE WEEK
Recently rennovated Beggrov's mansion with the unic view to Nevskiy prospect is finally opened for the guests! At first the building belonged to the artist Mr.Beggrov, then since 1895 and up to 2000 one of the largest Russian banks had operated here. By 1917 it was ranked first bank in Russia with the largest number of assets, loans, deposits and accounts.
08 — 16 FEBRUARY 2020
The 2020 St. Petersburg Ladies' Trophy is a professional tennis tournament played on indoor hard courts. It is the 11th edition of the tournament and fifth time as a WTA Premier tournament. It is part of the 2020 WTA Tour and will be held between 08 and 16 February 2020.
Industry UpdatesNOVEMBER 2019
St. Petersburg will host 45th International Advertising Association (IAA) World Congress May 27-29 2020
Meet Tsar Events RUSSIA DMC & PCO, a Hosts Global Member during IBTM World in Barcelona, Spain (booth B96 & B97)
Russia's Alexander Palace, the last home of Emperor Nicholas II will reopen to the public next summer
Russian language does not include a word for 'the' or 'a' which is good because these often lead to confusion in other languages
St. Petersburg was known as Petrograd from 1914 to 1924 and Leningrad from 1924 to 1991
Moscow is the biggest city in Europe. Population is 10.5 million. Statistic says that Moscow population is expecting to be 16 millions by 2020.
Russians never shake hands over a door way, they believe it leads to arguments
Ladoga lake is the largest one in Europe. Its area makes 18 400 sq km, average depth is 51 m, the largest one is up to 230 m.
The way from Moscow to Chicago is closer than from Chicago to Rio-de-Janeiro