Preferred Hotel Group marks presence in St. Petersburg with State Hermitage Museum Official Hotel

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    Preferred Hotel Group continues to develop its portfolio of iconic European hotels with the addition of The State Hermitage Museum Official Hotel in St. Petersburg, Russia – the company’s first hotel in the picturesque destination. The stately property is the city’s grandest and most exclusive new opening and features the unique ability to grant guests special 24-hour access to the State Hermitage Museum – one of the world’s largest and oldest cultural institutions, internationally renowned for its collection of paintings and artworks.Located in the centre of Dostoyevsky’s own neighbourhood in the historical heart of St. Petersburg, The State Hermitage Museum Official Hotel is a historic and cultural landmark in its own right. Built in the 1830s for a wealthy merchant and his family, the property was expanded in 1912 to accommodate the St. Petersburg Railway Club before being transformed into a national House of Culture in 1936. Until the turn of the millennium, the building welcomed celebrated singers and poets from across the former Soviet Union who would perform for the city’s elite. Following a devastating fire in 2005, the property was bought and restored to its former glory before reopening its doors in October 2013 as a five-star hotel.

    The hotel comprises 126 spacious and luminous rooms, suites, and luxury apartments, each designed with meticulous detailing to reflect the grandeur of the Winter Palace and other Museum buildings. Guests can dine like tsars at the opulent main restaurant Catherine the Great or, for more modern fare, the hotel offers an informal Italian restaurant serving hearty Tuscan-inspired meals. For conferences, meetings and gala events, the hotel provides quiet boardrooms and private function spaces fully-equipped with the latest technology.

    In addition to the unparalleled facilities and services offered at the hotel, guests can purchase tickets for the Hermitage Museum directly from the hotel concierge to avoid the lengthy queues at the museum. VIP tickets are offered to guests staying three nights or more.

    Daniel Fountain / 28.04.2014

    Editor, Hotel Designs


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