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Hospitality News

Swissotel Krasnye Holmy honoured

During its first anniversary celebration on September 28th, Swissotel was honoured by the presentation of the coveted Five Star Diamond Award by The American Academy of Hospitality Sciences (AAHS). The award was presented to the hotel General Manager, Ian L. Jones by Vittorio Gai, the International General Manager of The American Academy of Hospitality Sciences.

The American Academy of Hospitality Sciences is the only international organization that awards excellence in the global travel and luxury services sector.

More than 600 people crowded into the hotels ground floor which was converted to a bar area for the night. Waitresses circulated proffering tasty snacks and the domed car waiting area was converted to a throbbing discotheque.

In a year the Swissotel has established itself as one of the must-see places in Moscow with its prestigious 34th floor, City Space bar and restaurant offering a panoramic view of the city.

Vittorio Gai presents
the Five Star Diamond Award to
Ian L Jones

Swiss Ambassador, Erwin H.Hofer and Pavel Medvedev

Artem Movsesyan

Alex Shifrin

TransSiberian Restaurant Opens in Renaissance Hotel

The new restaurant in Renaissance Hotel

In October, the Moscow Renaissance Hotel opened its first mainstream new restaurant, just a few days before its 15th anniversary. Named after the legendary train journey across Russia, the TransSiberian promises to carry you on a magical culinary voyage along majestic Russian landscapes and cities.

Ingredients are culled from Imperial St Petersburg, Moscow, Yekaterinburg, Novosibirsk, Irkutsk, Lake Baikal, Ulan Ude and Khabarovsk before ending in Vladivostok and the Kamchatka Peninsula.

With special crockery designed for the restaurant and a memorable selection of wines, the intimate restaurant offers fine dining in a totally redesigned area of the hotel. Starters range from Crab and Scallop from Kamchatka to Crayfish on ice Baikal while main dishes include Tartar steak, prepared at the table, Siberian venision steaks, and Arctic salmon.

Warm Russian apple-raisin crumble with milkshake vanilla cream or wild berries soup, black mint tea gelee with chocolate sprinkle is an ideal way to round off the meal.

La Hacienda in full operation - at last

Mexican food lovers will be delighted that La Hacienda has finally opened its main restaurant on Komsomolskaya prospect, and chef Moeses Castro is at long last able to serve his uniquely original Mexican cuisine in the setting it deserves.

One of the Doug Steele Restaurants Group of five brands, the opening was delayed by the wait for the tiles, furniture and original artefacts from Mexico. Almost everyone who has been through the doors agrees the splendid result was worth the wait!

Romantic Atmosphere in La Hacienda
(with curtains)

Mixing a drink in
La Hacienda

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