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More than 2.9 million of people visited museum of Moscow region last year. There are plenty of different sightseeing objects in Moscow region such as churches, monuments of military glory, architectural monuments and museums. According to the officials, Moscow-area museums are constantly being improved, prepared special programs, created interactive exhibitions for all visitors..

The region can offer guests eco-tourism, cultural, religious, scientific, educational entertainment and camps for children.

Moscow region is proud of its handicrafts. You will find a very unique production: Russian shawls, Gzhel and many other products, famous all over the world.

It is also worth noting that more and more hotels and guest houses are being opened in the Moscow region. The latest trend of the hotel business is a conversion of manors to the hotels with private parks and private entrance to rivers and lakes.

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Capsule Hotel

Russian architectural firm “Arch Group” has developed capsule hotels “Sleepbox”.

Its futuristic design reminds of “The Fifth Element” film.

The mobile 3.75 m2 unit can be located anywhere people need a place to rest or relax. The hotel designed primarily for short-term leisure travellers in airports, train stations and even in the exhibition and shopping malls.

Sleepbox is equipped with a ventilation system, sound alerts, built-in LCD TV, WiFi, sockets for a laptop, charging phones and space for luggage. After clients leave the unit, the automatic change of bed linen starts and the quartz lamps turn on. A person can pay at a shared terminal, which provides the client with an electronic key. It is possible to stay in the unit from 15 minutes to several hours.

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In high season the prices in St. Petersburg’s hotels are 1.5 times higher on average than in European hotels. Despite the opening of new hotels, there is still a lack of guest rooms that pushes the price up.

According to Committee for Investments and Strategic Projects of St. Petersburg currently there are more than 600 hotels with overall capacity of about 26,000 rooms.

Earlier this year, St. Petersburg’s hotels were 30-40% full, but as the high season with its “white nights” approached the hotels became full up to 80%. A demand has led to a higher price. As a result, the prices this year were 15-20% higher than in 2009. The average price for three-star hotels is $150 per night, for four-star hotels is $310, and for five-star hotels is about $767. These prices are on average 1,5 times above the European.

In the first half of 2010 several new hotels have been opened in St. Petersburg. Rezidor Hotel Group opened a four-star hotel with 270 rooms under Park Inn name on Nevsky Prospect, Marriott opened a four-star Courtyard St. Petersburg Center West / Pushkin Hotel on Griboedov canal. Also a four-star hotel New Peterhof has been opened with capacity of 150 rooms, and a three-star hotel Red Stars with 54 rooms will start to work in the nearest future. Also by the end of this year an international operator Fairmont Raffles Hotels International will open Swissotel hotel with 120 rooms.

We advise all travellers to Russia to book package deals where you can save not only on hotel accommodation but also get fantastic rates for guided excursions and other travel-related services.

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According to a plan approved by the Moscow authorities there will be opened 70 new hotels in the centre of Moscow. Their location has been approved as well.

The chief architect of Moscow Alexander Kuzmin believes that hotels should be located in the city centre, areas highly popular among tourists. One of the hotels will be built in historical part of Moscow close to Tretyakov Gallery.

To book a hotel room in Moscow please contact Go Russia for competitive rates.

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The five-star Lotte Hotel opened its doors in Moscow. The hotel has a very central location; it is situated at the intersection of Novy Arbat and Sadovoe Koltso.

Lotte Hotel Moscow offers guests 266 rooms and 38 suites designed by world-renowned interior designer Hirsch & Bedner Associates and Wilson & Associates. The minimum square of standard rooms is 42 meters, which distinguishes them from this room category in other hotels. There are also rooms equipped for people with disabilities.

The hotel has two restaurants: for the first time in Moscow, Lotte Hotel will feature the opening of Les Menus restaurant by a three Michelin star chef Pierre Gagnaire. The uniqueness of the cuisine is based on a blend of recipes typical to the region of the restaurant location and inventive techniques created by the French master. Variety of Japanese cuisine is presented by the menu of MEGU restaurant from New York.

There are also six banquet halls designed to accommodate small meetings and large events, a night club, a fitness and spa centre, a swimming pool and a three-level parking lot.

The hotel is located at: 8/2, Novinsky Boulevard, Moscow.

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