These are the top 5 hotels in Moscow that cater to business travelers.
Building of the Radisson Royal hotel (former Hotel "Ukraine"). Photo: RIA Novosti
Doing business in Moscow will cost you money. Below is a description of five hotels that cater to business travelers. The list, by no means comprehensive, offers up a variety of hotels that should appeal to different kinds of business travelers. While all are considered comfortable by Moscow standards, they have made the list because of what they offer in the way of facilities, by their location and proximity to other areas, and the types of special services they may offer business travelers.
1. Golden Apple
This hotel made our list for being a solid choice for travelers that consider design and style as being very important to conducting business. Loud colors and unique designs rule the day here, a clear departure from the austere and functional interiors found at a traditional business hotel. Many have complimented this location for its independent feel, often a touch lost at the big chain hotels. Located steps away from many of Moscow’s top theaters, we recommend this hotel as an optimal choice for actors, artists, musicians and designers.
Rooms start at $184 per night: http://www.goldenapple.ru/
2. Best Western Vega Hotel & Convention Center
This is the best choice for a company that needs to hold a large meeting or conference, while simultaneously adhering to a modest budget. With 18 conference rooms of various sizes, the odds are that they will have what you’re looking for when planning your event. It also has two banquet halls, four restaurants and a lobby bar, in addition to the many offsite facilities located nearby. Even though not located in the center, it is very close to the metro, which can shuttle guests into the middle of it all in about 15 minutes. An added bonus for travelers is the nearby souvenir stands at Izmailovsky Market.
Rooms start at $96 per night: http://hotel-vega.ru/
3. Hilton Moscow Leningradskaya
One obvious plus for this hotel is its convenient location at the doorstep of three train stations. Built as one of Stalin’s seven sister towers, it has always been considered among Moscow’s elite hotels ever since opening in 1954. This Hilton is often the sight of well-attended trade shows and conferences. The hotel offers comprehensive packages for large and small meetings and seems particularly well equipped to host guests with disabilities or those traveling with their families. Featuring dark-wood flooring, a majestic lobby and fanciful lighting fixtures, this is an address that will impress.
Rooms start at $175 per night: http://www3.hilton.com/en/hotels/russian-federation/hilton-moscow-leningradskaya-SVOHFHI/index.html
4. Swissotel Krasnye Holmy Moscow
This hotel is one of the few in Moscow that has the distinction of being located on an island. It also is one of the better choices for travelers that are dependent on Domodedovo Airport but who want to stay in the center. But the main reason that this hotel made the list is Swissotel’s reputation for providing the best services for business travelers, and was named as the “World's Leading Meetings Hotel 2011" by the World Travel Awards. This particular location is popular for product launches and large-scale video conferences and is especially notable for having meeting rooms with natural light, including several on the 29th floor with fantastic views of the city.
Rooms start at $437 per night: http://www.swissotel.com/hotels/moscow/
5. The Crowne Plaza Moscow World Trade Center Hotel
There are several luxury options in the area known as Moscow City, which is rapidly developing into the capital’s premier business district, with its numerous services and proximity to the city’s leading exhibition centers and main government offices. The Crowne Plaza was deemed “Russia's Leading Business Hotel” at the World Travel Awards in 2013 (and has been nominated again in 2014) and it seems to be poised to handle anything with its more than 700 rooms, services such as personalized event planners and room-by-room climate control, meeting rooms with natural light, and a flexible approach to ensure that your event is a unique and individual success.
Rooms start at $233 per night: http://www.cpmow.ru/