Industry Updates

April 2014


The Moscow Marriott Hotel Novy Arbat is the brand’s latest edition to its city center Moscow Hotels. The strategic location close to Embassies, the Expocentre, Arbat street and Moscow City will let you accomplish your goals whether you are here for business or pleasure.

This Moscow hotel is complemented by elegant large guest rooms and spacious suites equipped with the latest technology, offering great views of the dynamic Novy Arbat Avenue. Our Moscow hotel features a Fashion Bar, New York Steakhouse and Atrium Bar & Lounge allowing you to connect or unwind in a sophisticated setting. The Moscow Marriott Hotel Novy Arbat offers you 4 flexible meeting rooms and large public spaces where you can transform your meetings into gatherings, accompanied by our award-winning chef’s creations, which can turn any function into a feast. Enjoy one of the largest Executive Lounges among the Moscow hotels with a private VIP boardroom and stay connected with our complimentary WiFi access in all public spaces.

According to the representatives of Baltic Construction Company Holding Company, the total floor space of the complex will be 115,000 sqm. Investments in the development of the mixed-use complex are estimated at approximately 10 billion roubles, with about 4.5 billion of this amount extended under Sberbank’s credit facility. The apartments’ prices range between 13,500 and 22,500 dollars per sqm. The developer expects to recoup the project’s costs within 10 years. 

According to Igor Nayvalt, Chairman of the Board of Baltic Construction Company, Marriott Novy Arbat is the fifth joint project between the Russian construction holding company and Marriott International, Inc. Since 2003, they opened such hotels as Renaissance Samara, Renaissance St. Petersburg Baltic Hotel and Courtyard St. Petersburg Vasilievsky, as well as Courtyard City Center Hotel in Moscow. 

«We decided that by combining the superior service provided by Marriott, our trusted partner, with the top-grade performance of our designers and construction workers we might offer a brand new product,» said Mr. Nayvalt to clarify the project’s concept. 

All the capabilities of a luxury world-class hotel will be offered for the apartment owners, including the hotel’s concierge service, transportation booking, theatre tickets reservation, flower delivery, laundry and dry cleaning, home cleaning service, clothes mending and footwear repair, room service provided by the hotel’s restaurant, etc. 

Along with the Marriott Hotel and apartments, 32 Novy Arbat will comprise shops, offices, a medical centre and a four-level underground parking for 595 cars. 

Vyacheslav Sonin, Baltic Construction Company’s Vice President and the 32 Novy Arbat Project Leader, added in his speech that cooperation with a high-profile international hotel operator «places serious requirements on the project, primarily on security systems.» Mr. Sonin assured that «all of them meet the highest global standards.»

Tsar Events DMC & PCO has become first DMC who wrote book-instruction for tourists and professional travel planners who are going to Russia!

New book offers a mesmerizing slice of life in Russia. Alexander Rodionov & Maya Krivchenia shares an informative and enjoyable guide to enjoying the historical and cultural wealth of the world’s largest country

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia – As an expat living in Russia since 2005, Maya Krivchenia knows the different things that make this country remarkable. In December 2013, she and co-author Alexander Rodionov, founder and director of Russia’s leading Destination Management Company, published a compelling handbook designed especially for those who want to know more about Russia and make the most out of their travels there.    «Russia Survival Guide» has arrived just in time for the upcoming Winter Olympics which will be held in the Russian city of Sochi.

«Russia Survival Guide» is different from other travel guides out there in that it is conversational in tone and is written by two people who live in and have fallen in love with Russia. It is a treasure trove of historical and cultural facts and figures which are made more immersive by the authors’ personal stories. It is also a great reference guide for anyone planning to travel to Russia, providing answers to questions regarding the visa process, what to expect upon arriving, the modes of transportation and what cultural spots to visit, to name a few.

«Russia is an exciting, interesting, and dynamic country, but sometimes the differences that people come across are extremely frustrating and confusing,» says Krivchenia,   «Our goal is to explain some of Russia’s unique qualities so that our friends, clients, tourists, and all others can appreciate this amazing country.»
A must-have for travelers and armchair travelers,   «Russia Survival Guide» discusses all pertinent topics – from the country’s architecture to the traffic – in a chatty and thoroughly enjoyable manner. For more information on this book, interested parties may log on to

About the AuthorsMaya Krivchenia grew up in a small Appalachian town in southeastern Ohio. After attending Eastman School of Music for her undergraduate degree in vocal performance, Krivchenia went on to the Ohio State University to do her master’s degree in vocal performance. In 2005 she won a Fulbright Fellowship to come to Russia and study Russian opera and art song at the Mariisnky Theater’s Academy of Young Singers. After finishing her master’s she returned to St. Petersburg where has been living, working, and singing ever since. Every year Krivchenia gives many solo concerts and returns the United States to give charity concerts when her schedule allows.

Alexander Rodionov is the founder and director of Tsar Events DMC & PCO – Russia’s leading Destination Management Company. He graduated from the Far Eastern Federal University, with honors, with a major in Tourism management and was a winner of the Russian President Scholarship program in 2001. With more than 15 years’ experience in MICE business, Rodionov became the first Certified Meeting Professional and Destination Management Certified Professional in Russia. His company Tsar Events DMC & PCO is the winner of many internationally recognized awards.