THE FIRST MARRIOTT HOTEL TO OPEN IN IRKUTSK
Irkutsk, is preparing for the opening of its forst Marriott hotel. Appearance of Marriott hotel will significantly increase the level of service among Baikal hotels, and will encourage the development of tourist industry in this region.
Hotel Courtyard Irkutsk City located in the heart of the city and designed for 201 rooms, will be ready to accept first guests in August 2011 and in September it will accommodate guests who will come to the celebrations of 350 years of Irkutsk.
For the guests convenience hotel offers – seven meeting rooms, fitness center, a bar ‘Cedar», and a restaurant «Orient Express», which serves Russian and international cuisine. Wireless Internet access points are located throughout the hotel.
CIRQUE DU SOLEIL TO PERFORM IN KAZAN AND ST.PETERSBURGCirque du Soleil announces dates of limited engagements of Saltimbanco Show — carnival of inimitable joyful and colorful acrobatics, in Kazan and St.Petersburg at specially adapted arenas:
At «TatNeft Arena» October 26 to 30, 2011
At «Entertainment Ice Palace» November 16 to 21, 2011
SOCHI 2014 WINTER OLYMPICS- 1000 DAYS TO GO!!!One of the greatest sporting spectacles on the planet is now just 1000 days away. Preparations for the Winter Olympics in Sochi are well underway. The Games have already become a truly popular event, with the whole country getting busy picking mascots! A polar bear, a hare and snow leopard have been recently picked as the Olympic mascots. In less than three years time, this dream team will greet the athletes and visitors of the 2014 Sochi Winter Games.
ST. PETERSBURG AND MOSCOW WILL HOST 2016 ICE HOCKEY WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
Russia added a new date to its jam packed sporting calendar on Friday after it won a bid to host the 2016 Ice Hockey World Championships.
The announcement came as Russian hockey fans celebrated a 2:1 victory over Canada in the quarter finals of this year's championships in Slovakia.
Speaking in Bratislava, Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin thanked the International Hockey Federation in English for granting Russia the right to host the event.
Russia won the bid by default after rivals Denmark and Ukraine both withdrew, claiming they were not ready to host the competition. Denmark said it plans to bid to host the 2017 event, while Ukraine may be ready in 2018-19, President Dmitry Medvedev said.
Russia has the necessary facilities to host the event, but «a lot is still to be done,» Medvedev said. The event has already been held in Russia twice since the beginning of the millennium.
The event will join the 2014 Winter Olympicsm and the 2018 Football World Cup in Russia's list of prestigious sporting events for the next decade.
SUMMER TERRACE BAR "CONSERVATORY" OPENS AT THE ARARAT PARK HYATT MOSCOW HOTELHotel Ararat Park Hyatt announced the long-awaited opening of the summer terrace bar «Conservatory». Located on the tenth floor under the elegant glass roof, «Conservatory» bar had more than once received awards for its exquisite design and atmosphere. Stylish interiors and unique panoramic view from the top which opens spectacular view on the historic downtown, helped «Conservatory» bar to enter the list of the «most beautiful bars of the world», this list is compiled by the prestigious magazine of interiors Architectural Digest.
Summer terrace of the «Conservatory» bar opens each spring, as soon as it becomes warm enough to spend time outdoors. Terrace is designed for 96 places: it is the perfect place for business lunches, dinners with colleagues and friends with panoramic views of the major sights: the Kremlin, the Bolshoi Theatre and State Duma.
Conservatory Bar is open every day from 10 am to 2 am.
"MUSEUM NIGHT" WILL BE HELD IN ST. PETERSBURG ON MAY 21«Museum Night» – is an annual event dedicated to International Museum Day, during this event museums have extend hours of work, new excursion programs are being organized, sometimes this affair includes free entry. This year «Museum Night» in Russian museums will be held on different days: in Moscow — from 15 to 16 May, and in St. Petersburg — a week later.
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HAPPY HOLIDAYS, CONGRATULATIONS ON THE GREAT VICTORY DAY!!!
Ccongratulations on the Great Victory Day, a holiday with great moral importance and unifying force. This great holiday will forever be in the fate of Russia and hearts of its citizens!
Great Patriotic War became an unprecedented tragedy for Russian nation, left not-healing traces in our hearts.
Millions of people defended the independence of their country on the battlefileds and back at the home front, and have proven that the nation defending its freedom and the right to life is unconquerable!
PARK INN NEVSKY HOTEL IN ST.PTERSBURG CELEBRATED ITS FIRST ANNIVERSARY
The Park Inn Nevsky Hotel St. Petersburg, youngest member of The Rezidor Hotel Group in St. Petersburg, celebrated its first anniversary on April 26, 2011.
In as little as one year the Park Inn Nevsky hotel managed to gain a good reputation for excellent service under the «Yes I can!» slogan and attentive attitude towards the wishes of the guests. Over this relatively short period of time the hotel is able to qualitatively establish the work of the new hotel and have successfully run a 460-seat «Paulaner» Bar & Restaurant. Park Inn Nevsky is one of the first hotels in Russia which has passed the international environmental certification The Green Key. In addition, the hotel actively participates in the city activities and supports the orphanage. The hotel also participated in Earth Hour and City Cleaning Day. The loyal customers are many major international and Russian companies. During its tenure, the hotel held a variety of private and corporate events, repeatedly accommodated representatives of Major Russian and international corporations.
NEW CROWNE PLAZA HOTEL OPENS IN ST.PETERSBURG
Crowne Plaza hotel with 195 rooms and suites on Ligovsky Prospekt (near Moscow Railway Station) under control of hotel operator Intercontinental Hotels Group opens in St.Petersburg.
The hotel features- fitness club, concierge, parking, equipped with the latest technology business center, a wireless Internet access, a Mediterranean restaurant and a bar in the lobby. Each room has cable TV, DVD-and CD-player, minibar, and a desk.
SPRING AND LABOUR DAY!
May 1 and May 2 Russia will celebrate Spring and Labour Day!
In the former Soviet Union, 1 May was International Workers' Day and was celebrated with huge parades in cities like Moscow. Though the celebrations are low key nowadays, several groups march on that day to protest grievances the workers have.
Since it is a public holiday, most offices will be closed on those days!
Tsar Events office will be opened again on May 3rd.