Review: Top 10 Best Luxury Hotels In Moscow, Russia


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We review the best luxury hotels in Moscow, Russia. These include Ararat Park Hyatt, Four Seasons, Hilton Moscow Leningradskaya, Hotel Baltschug Kempinski, Hyatt Regency Petrovsky Park, InterContinental Moscow Tverskaya, Marriott Grand, Ritz-Carlton, St. Regis Moscow Nikolskaya.

In cities like Moscow or St. Petersburg, the weather is continental humid, with long and cold winters and warm and short summers. Winter in Russia is perhaps the most wonderful time to visit and heralds a season of romantic sleigh rides in Sokolniki, performances of Petr Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker at the Bolshoi Theatre, and ice skating in Gorky Park.

I have compiled a list below containing the best luxury hotels in Moscow, Russia. I list the ones I consider to be the best at the top.

1. Four Seasons Hotel Moscow

Four Seasons Moscow which overlooks Red Square and the Kremlin, and offers a stylish cocktail bar and an excellent spa, is the best luxury hotel in Moscow. While, it doesn’t have one of the best executive club lounges in Moscow (it doesn’t have a club lounge at all), but in all other respects is one of your best luxury hotel choices in Russia.

Because they don’t have a Four Seasons loyalty program, you will never be able to book a free stay by racking up and redeeming points, or by collecting points on your credit card and spending them on a Four Seasons hotel stay. It can’t be done. But you can get discounts at Four Seasons hotels and benefit from special rewards at Four Seasons hotels for no extra cost by booking your next stay via our luxury travel concierge.

Originally built in the 1930s, Hotel Moskva hosted many of the key figures in the Russian saga. Now refurbished to become the Four Seasons Moscow, the exterior facade has been replicated in meticulous detail, including the distinctive asymmetry between the two wings surrounding a new glass-topped atrium. A birch motif is woven throughout the interior decor. Echoes of the past are seen in decorative details such as the column capitals and scalloped rosette surrounding the main ballroom’s chandelier and the handcrafted mosaic tiles in the glass-enclosed pool area.

Four Seasons Hotel Moscow is ideally located on Manezhnaya Square and just steps from Red Square, the colorful domes of St. Basil’s Cathedral, the world-renowned Bolshoi Theatre, and the prestigious GUM shopping complex.

Offering the city’s most spacious accommodations, the Hotel’s 180 rooms and suites are naturally lit through floor-to-ceiling windows, and many have step-out balconies. Marble bathrooms include separate showers, with complimentary custom amenities by Roberto Cavalli.

The Hotel’s top accommodations are the palatial 7th-floor Pozharsky Royal Suite at 520 m² (5,600 ft²), which opens on to an expansive terrace offering views of Manezhnaya Square and Alexandrovsky Garden. Equally impressive is the stately Minin Presidential Suite at 468 m² (5,000 ft²).

For business travelers, in-room conveniences 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. The multi-lingual concierge team is ready to assist in maximizing one’s stay in Moscow. Along with the 24-hour business center, guests also have access to the Hotel’s fleet of BMW 7 Series house cars, each equipped with complimentary Wi-Fi and iPad.

Children checking in to the Hotel are in for a special treat: each will be gifted a matryoshka – Russia’s beloved wooden dolls – in blue or pink that they can also paint themselves. As a family-friendly hotel, Four Seasons Hotel Moscow also welcomes small pets.

Renowned Executive Chef David Hemmerle places the Hotel’s restaurants, lounge, and bar at the heart of the city’s burgeoning dining scene. Hotel guests and locals gather on the second floor Bystro for breakfasts. At street level, with its dramatic bold red and black interiors, the glamorous Moskovsky Bar offers a sophisticated list of classic and signature cocktails featuring premium brands such as Beluga vodka and Derevensky Samogon spirits, and of course Stolichnaya, whose bottles depict the Hotel’s famous facade.

On either side of the double-height main lobby, the relaxed elegance of the Silk Lounge is the perfect setting for light meals, casual business meetings, or a glass of wine with friends by the fire – or indulging in Pastry Chef Raffaele Grasso’s tempting array of confections.

Secluded above busy Manezhnaya Square is a sanctuary of wellness and indulgence: the Amnis Spa at Four Seasons. At the heart of the almost 3,000 m² complex is the mosaic-tiled indoor pool, naturally lit from above by a rectangular glass roof, which has been thoughtfully treated with anti-frosting technology so that the sky view may be enjoyed year-round.

Four Seasons Hotel Moscow joins the Four Seasons Hotel Lion Palace St. Petersburg, a meticulous restoration of a 19th-century palace adjacent to St. Isaac’s Cathedral and just steps from the Winter Palace. Paired together, the two destinations offer a perfect opportunity to experience modern Russia’s delights while glimpsing its storied past.

2. Ritz-Carlton, Moscow

Ritz-Carlton, Moscow offers a Club Level which is hard to beat as well as wonderful accommodation. Located just off Red Square next to the Kremlin and in the heart of a city steeped in history and art, stands The Ritz-Carlton, Moscow. Enjoy a traditional Russian welcome of fresh bread and salt while surrounded by the neoclassical design of this Ritz-Carlton.

Highlights of this hotel include elegant guest rooms and suites, a luxury spa, and a rooftop terrace. The Ritz-Carlton Club is located on the 10th and 11th floors and offers a dedicated concierge and a relaxed lounge environment. With panoramic views of The Red Square, Kremlin, and Cathedral of Christ the Savior, this is the best executive club lounge in Moscow.

Guests staying on the Club Level (Club Rooms, Club Rooms Red Square View, Tverskaya Club Suite, Moscow Suite, The Ritz-Carlton Suite) as well as guests staying in Carlton Suites have access to the Club Lounge and enjoy additional complimentary premium amenities and services.

Amenities within this exclusive lounge area include a summer terrace featuring panoramic views, five food and beverage presentations throughout the day, selections of wines, beers, spirits, and non-alcoholic beverages throughout the day, personal check-in and check-out services, preferred reservations in the hotel’s spa, bars and restaurants and complimentary meeting room usage for one hour.

3. St. Regis Moscow Nikolskaya

International highfliers find the softest of landings at The St. Regis Moscow Nikolskaya. There’s still an aristocratic air about this former count’s residence, just a short stroll from the Kremlin and Red Square (and directly across from KGB headquarters).

The 210 rooms make a bold statement with rich, vibrant hues and evocative artworks; book one with a city view. Each room is attended to by a personal butler, and the entire staff goes above and beyond. The bi-level spa offers exclusive treatments from French brand Thalgo; dining choices range from authentic Italian to gourmet burgers. This hotel is beautiful, immensely classy.

4. Ararat Park Hyatt Moscow

Ararat Park Hyatt Moscow is located in the very heart of the Russian capital, Moscow, within the immediate vicinity of the Bolshoi Theatre and only a few minutes walk from the Kremlin, Red Square, the Russian Parliament building, and the central business district.

Ararat Park Hyatt Moscow is a timeless, world-class, residential-style hotel designed by Tony Chi for the discriminating traveler. The tastefully furnished 205 spacious and luxurious guest rooms include 32 suites with individual designs that project a cosmopolitan yet very residential feel, complemented by a range of modern features and technology.

Ararat Park Hyatt Moscow’s restaurants, lounges, and bars promise to become a source of inspiration, with Café Ararat, an Armenian specialty restaurant, open until midnight.

The Quantum Club features the latest in cardiovascular technology, and stylish conference rooms and beautifully decorated banqueting facilities are venues of choice for any occasion.

5. Hotel Baltschug Kempinski Moscow

The newly renovated five-star Hotel Baltschug Kempinski Moscow offers spectacular views of the Kremlin and St Basil’s Cathedral. The property is located across from the Moskva River and is nearby Moscow’s fascinating sights and premier attractions.

The building dates back to 1898 and features contemporary décor and up-to-the-minute amenities. The hotel has 227 elegant rooms, including 36 suites and unique Design Suites. Hotel Baltschug Kempinski Moscow boasts restaurant The Baltschug Grill, as well as the refined Café Kranzler, Lobby Lounge bar, Beauty Centre Baltschug, and a Health Club. In addition, there are 12 modern meeting rooms, and most offer great views over Red Square.

Dining is of particular note here: Choices include the luxurious breakfast at the Baltschug Grill restaurant and exquisite international cuisine at the refined Cafe Kranzler. Pack light — the shopping at nearby upmarket GUM and TsUM is great.

6. National Hotel, Luxury Collection

National Hotel, Luxury Collection is a Marriott Bonvoy Rewards Category 5 hotel which basks in the golden age of Russia. Erected in 1903 by architect Alexander Ivanov, this 5-star hotel is a gem of imperial architecture and luxury.

Overlooking famed Red Square, this luxury hotel is located steps from the Kremlin, the Bolshoi Theatre, St. Basil’s Cathedral, and Old Arbat Street. After you explore these storied Moscow landmarks, return to the hotel for a taste of Russia at three upscale restaurants, including the acclaimed Beluga by Alexander Rappoport.

Revitalize yourself with a swim in the heated indoor pool. Guest rooms and opulent suites are styled with rare antiques and impeccable details like carved wood ceilings. Beautifully preserved and outfitted with modern features, this luxury hotel is one of the best in Moscow and welcomes you with old-world hospitality as you step into contemporary Russia.

7. InterContinental Moscow Tverskaya

InterContinental Moscow Tverskaya has one of the best executive club lounges in Moscow. Putting you in the vibrant heart of the city, InterContinental Moscow Tverskaya is just 500 meters from 4 metro stations and near the State Central Museum of Contemporary History of Russia. It’s a 15-minute walk to the historic Kremlin and less than two-kilometers to the stunning performances at the Bolshoi Theatre. The hotel features 6 meeting rooms catering to every business need. Relaxing evening dinners and drinks can be found at P-Square Gastrobar. There’s also a fitness facility, sauna, and Spa.

The InterContinental club lounge serves a very good buffet breakfast including gluten-free options, snacks, afternoon tea, evening cocktails, and hors d’oeuvres. Club guests can check-in here and have the use of its business center and meeting room. You can see what we have experienced in terms of food and drink at the club lounge at InterContinental O2 in London and the club lounge at InterContinental Park Lane which will give you an idea of what to expect.

8. Hyatt Regency Moscow Petrovsky Park

While the Park Hyatt is the best Hyatt hotel in Moscow, the Hyatt Regency Moscow Petrovsky Park is the Hyatt you should choose if you are looking for an executive club lounge.

This 297-room hotel has four restaurants and a fitness center and spa. It offers guests access to a new football stadium, ice hockey/basketball arena, retail and entertainment zones, offices, and residences. The executive lounge is on the 13th floor and offers a good breakfast and evening happy hour with a decent array of food and complimentary alcoholic drinks.

9. Hilton Moscow Leningradskaya

Standing impressively above Moscow’s skyline, Hilton Moscow Leningradskaya is located in one of the city’s famous Stalin Towers. A stunning fusion of Russian Baroque and Orthodox architecture, this landmark hotel offers easy access to major attractions, including the Red Square and the Kremlin. Inside, the foyer is a mass of classic marble and chandeliers. You won’t find another hotel like this one. It seems to offer the heart of old Russia. It’s elegant and sumptuous.

Select a deluxe room for views of the historic city center, or choose a suite or executive room for upgraded amenities and access to the Executive Lounge with free breakfast and refreshments, which are reportedly fairly extensive with more than you can eat both in the morning and the evening. The lounge itself is formal and classic, much like the other communal areas in the hotel.

10. Moscow Marriott Grand

The Moscow Marriott Grand is a Rewards Category 5 Marriott Bonvoy hotel and is located on the famous Tverskaya Street in the vibrant city center of Moscow. This 5-star hotel has a magnificent, grand lobby, showcasing a glass dome and tranquil fountain. Walk to the Kremlin, Red Square, and other city center attractions, just minutes away.

Many of the rooms and suites offer scenic views of the city, and they feature plush pillowtop bedding, deluxe amenities, and complimentary Wi-Fi. Keep up with your fitness routine in the state-of-the-art gym, relax in the spa or the whirlpool or swim in the indoor pool.

The club lounge here is not very special and is open from 6:00 am – 11:00 pm on weekends and 10:00 pm on weekdays. It’s a very small lounge with a breakfast and evening light bites and free wine and beer. Cocktails cost extra.

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