Published on : Friday, July 4, 2014
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 façade 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 façade 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.
Source:- Four Seasons