Where to stay
Sandwiched between the Kremlin and State Duma, the Four Seasons Moscow boasts one of the best addresses in the city, with most of the city’s top sites within a stone’s throw. A mix of Stalin-era design and contemporary Western styling, it is unmistakeably Russian while also being wonderfully luxurious.
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Ararat Park Hyatt
The right concierge can get you helicopter rides in a city where helicopters are banned and tickets to shows that have been sold out for months—and the Ararat Park Hyatt—a central, stylish hote—has two of the most efficient.
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Close to Red Square with wonderful river-facing views, this lavish hotel has notably good service and is home to the Baltschug Grill, a restaurant that serves caviar worth getting on a plane for.
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With a vast spa and private butlers, this hotel is ideal for guests who like to be pampered after an evening next door at the Bolshoi.
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