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Opening Day of Pleasure for Pokrovka Suite Hotel
Text by John Bonar
Photos courtesy of Mamaisom

At the end of September the Pokrovka Suite Hotel threw an official opening party for the first all-suite hotel in Moscow and the honor of becoming the first Moscow member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World. Over a thousand guests including Nikos Safronov, Dmitry Dibrov, Leonid Agutin, Tatyana Arno, Izolda Iskhanishvilli, and Andrey Fomin were attended by eager journalists and business executives who mingled in the halls of the hotel and were particularly intrigued by the unusual bright sculpture, Pianophant, by French artist Guillaume Pesho.

When guests visited the exclusive suites that comprise the hotel’s accommodation they were surprised to find a tableaux in each with actors playing a chairman, reading a newspaper while his lady and her girlfriends were drinking tea and gossiping in another room. In another a black goddess reclined on a bed smoking a long cigarette, surrounded by flickering candles. In one of the presidential suites cigar smoking businessmen sipped cognac and discussed the hottest topics while in another models dressed for the beach played volleyball and in another, a bath located directly in the bedroom was fi lled with champagne. Whether it was for drinking or bathing was left to the imagination of the voyeuristic visitors!

The developers, the Orco Property Company which stands behind the Prague-based MaMaison exclusive hotel chain, were determined that the new hotel should stand out and ignore any conservatism or traditional expectations of a hotel.

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