As the host nation of the 2014 Winter Olympics and the 2018 World Cup, Russia anticipates a boom in tourism in the coming years. And with the bump in visitors comes a slew of new Russian accommodations, such as InterContinental Moscow Tverskaya. The luxury hotel opened Dec. 5 on the most famous road in Moscow: Tverskaya Street (known as Gorky Street between 1935 and 1990). The hotel’s location gives guests easy access to a number of popular sites, including the Kremlin and Red Square. InterContinental Moscow Tverskaya houses 184 guestrooms, each featuring parquet floors, TVs in both the bathroom and bedroom, and other luxe amenities, like custom-made furniture. For even more pampering, you can book one of the hotel’s 19 suites, three of which are named after the famous ballet dancers Galina Ulanova, Isadora Duncan and Vaslav Nijinsky. All three penthouses occupy the hotel’s top floor, and each offers a private terrace with one-of-a-kind views of the Russian capital. However, you’ll still be able to enjoy a number of Western amenities, thanks to the InterContinental Hotels Group’s familiarity with what luxury travelers want (the group runs 171 hotels in more than 60 countries). Those amenities include Wi-Fi, complimentary breakfast and beverages throughout the day, and a wide array of business perks, such as conference facilities, a 250-guest ballroom and customizable meeting spaces. InterContinental Moscow Tverskaya also has its own spa, Spa InterContinental by Elemis; a gym; and the 126-seat restaurant Chekhonte, where you’ll be able to enjoy contemporary spins on Russian cuisine. And if you fancy a drink, head to the lobby lounge and bar, P-Square. This spot lives by a “Chocolate by day, martini by night” motto and comes complete with house DJs.
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