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Landmark Hotel Moskva reborn as Four Seasons Hotel Moscow

Historic location overlooking Manezhnaya Square, steps away from Red Square, St. Basil's Cathedral, the Kremlin and the Bolshoi Theatre.

MOSCOW – With an ideal position at the centre of the city and a beloved place in Russia’s heritage, the new Four Seasons Hotel Moscow will soon reopen the doors to first class dining establishments, refined meeting and event spaces and the capital’s finest accommodations, plus an all-new destination spa presented with warm, friendly and unparalleled levels of service.

Reservations are now open for arrivals beginning October 30, 2014, and General Manager Max Musto can’t wait to welcome the Hotel’s first guests: “Every day we feel the excitement all around us,” he says, referring to the Hotel’s prominent location just steps from Red Square, the colourful domes of St. Basil’s Cathedral, the world renowned Bolshoi Theatre, the prestigious GUM shopping complex, and much more. “In just a few short months, Four Seasons Hotel Moscow will become a central player in the incredible unfolding narrative of modern Russian culture.”

Originally built in the 1930s with Joseph Stalin‘s approval, Hotel Moskva saw many chapters in the Russian saga – and might have even shaped a few. As an unofficial home base for the Soviet Union’s political and cultural power players, the hotel also hosted a star-studded cast of international guests.  Even today, the landmark facade is instantly recognizable the world over as it is immortalized on the label of the famous Stolichnaya vodka.

Now, with immense respect for architect Alexei Shchusev‘s original vision for the 15 storey building, interior designers Richmond International have created a contemporary homage to history that is firmly positioned in the 21st century. Its fashion-forward style and modern comforts set the stage for the unmatched level of service enjoyed by Four Seasons guests around the world.

The exterior facade has been replicated in meticulous detail, including the distinctive asymmetry between the two wings that surround a new glass-topped atrium. Although totally rebuilt to today’s highest standards of construction and engineering, echoes of the past are seen inside as well, such as the column capitals and scalloped rosette surrounding the main ballroom’s chandelier, and handcrafted mosaic tiles in the glass-enclosed pool area.

From a grand entrance facing Manezhnaya Square, a magnificent lobby sweeps by reception areas and lively lounges and up through to a second floor atrium and two world-class restaurants. Natural light abounds here, as in all the Hotel’s public spaces and its guest rooms. Along with the state-of-the-art technologies that characterize the new building, modern culture is also on display in the form of a collection of contemporary Russian art throughout the Hotel.

Moscow’s Finest Accommodations
With many of the 180 rooms and suites boasting postcard views, Four Seasons Hotel Moscow will offer some of the city’s most spacious accommodations, all featuring the new customizable Four Seasons Bed  Floor plans range from a generous 48 square metres (517 square feet) for a Deluxe Room to the palatial 520 square metres (5,600 square feet) of the Pozharsky Royal Suite. Easily claiming the best location in town, this suite is located on the 7th floor, with an expansive terrace offering views of Manezhnaya Square and Alexandrovsky Garden. Equally impressive is the stately Minin Presidential Suite at 468 square metres (5,000 square feet).  Five two-bedroom Grand Premier Suites are located in the building’s coveted corner positions facing Red Square.

All accommodations are bathed in natural light through floor-to-ceiling windows, and many have step-out balconies. Thoughtful features include ergonomic furnishings and large working desks, in-room Nespresso machines, and high definition televisions that swivel to show a mirror on the opposite side when not in use. Technological innovations include iHome docking stations, media hub with international socket options, high speed internet access, and an iPad in each room that allows guests to peruse hotels features and services, book in-room dining and Spa appointments, and more. Marble bathrooms include separate showers, with complimentary custom amenities by Roberto Cavalli.

Guests are pampered with twice daily housekeeping, overnight shoeshine and laundry, and 24-hour in-room dining including the innovative Four Seasons 15-Minute Room Service menu. The multi-lingual concierge team is ready to assist in planning bespoke itineraries, and the 24-hour business centre provides support to travellers away from their home office.

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