If, twenty years ago, you could have predicted that Moscow would today be the most expensive city in the world — well, you’d probably be staying at the Ritz-Carlton, on Tverskaya Street, with views over Red Square. Here caviar and champagne don’t literally flow from the bathroom taps, but maybe they’re working on it — aside from that, pretty much every luxury you can conceive is at its apex here.
The theme, to our eye, is basically “party like it’s 1916” — here the Ritz-Carlton’s taste for the elegance of days gone by manifests itself in cherrywood, rich textiles, and Russian Empire furniture, with a Vatican’s worth of marble in the bathrooms. Some rooms overlook the atrium, which is pleasant, but the better ones have views of the Kremlin and the Moscow rooftops from eleven stories up.
Here, perhaps more than anywhere else, luxury is about exclusivity. The hotel’s Jeroboam restaurant is a tough table to score, and if you weren’t a guest you might not fancy your chances at getting into O2, the rooftop sushi lounge. But for the height of exclusivity, there’s the Ritz-Carlton suite, complete with a “security room,” with its own power supply and communication system; what you get up to in there with the champagne and caviar, nobody needs to know.
From Domodedovo International Airport - 1 hour by train and metro, 45 minutes by car. Express train is also available. Aeroexpress operating daily between 7.00 a.m. and 10.00 p.m. to train station "Paveletskiy" (duration 40 minutes), to be continued to hotel by metro (green line) to the station "Teatralnaya"/"Okhotny Ryad"
From Vnukovo International Airport - 1 hour by train and metro or 30 minutes by car to the hotel. You can also take the train to the Kievsky train station, then take a metro (dark blue line) to the station "Ploshad Revolutsii"/"Okhotny Ryad
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Tverskaya 3, Moscow
7 495 225 8888
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