The Best Western Vega Hotel & Convention Centre, our Best Business Hotel, Russia, 2013, continues to maximise services for business and leisure guests visiting Russia’s capital. A beautifully designed new restaurant and hi-tech convention centre complement the hotel’s existing excellence, earning it a variety of travel and hospitality awards.
Food is a crucial element of any hotel visit and excellent cuisine can elevate a standard trip to something truly memorable. The new Gusi-Lebedi restaurant at the Best Western Vega Hotel never fails to provide guests with something mouth-watering. It can seat 145 guests, has five dining zones located on different levels and is designed to celebrate different occasions, both for private and business functions. There are intimate settings for a romantic tête-à-tête, as well as comfortable tables for business dinners or larger banquets.
Situated in the ancestral land of the Romanov family, guests are in the authentic part of the city where locals shop and dine
Unique décor by Greta Denisova creates an original atmosphere that captures the intricate layers of modern Russian classicism, alongside the country’s traditional aesthetic style. Named after The Magic Swan Geese, one of the most famous Russian fairytales, the centerpiece of the restaurant is an impressive white handcrafted fireplace with a golden fresco – the symbol of the Gusi-Lebedi restaurant. An atmosphere of both grandeur and cosiness is created by a cascade of sparkling crystal chandeliers, with velvet sofas to relax on, carved mirror columns and oak wooden flooring throughout.
Even with such marvellous surroundings to live up to, the food does not disappoint. Guests get a chance to taste the most exquisite dishes prepared by the hotel’s celebrity chef Maxim Tarusin. The chef is well known for his traditional Russian cuisine, especially beef stroganoff; this most famous of Russian dishes is produced so exquisitely by Tarusin that it will surely soon be the signature dish of Gusi-Lebedi.
For a less traditional menu, the chef creates unique dishes of his own, such as Moscow borsch with duck, or battered pikeperch fish with mint apples. The menu is diverse and even offers a variety of European cuisines. The vast selection of fish and meat and hot and cold appetisers satisfies the most sophisticated palettes.
For happy hour, the cocktail area offers a variety of drinks, non-alcoholic cocktails and a selection of cigars. In cold weather guests can enjoy specially designed, hot winter drinks such as non-alcoholic mulled white and red wine spiced with honey, cinnamon, and cloves infused in orange, apple and lemon juice. Or simply go Russian and enjoy a glass of vodka.
The Gusi-Lebedi at Vega Hotel is one of Moscow’s great dining experiences, thanks to its ambience and exceptional cuisine. The restaurant also offers great value, making it affordable for every guest, bringing a bit of luxury in a unique place every time they choose to dine there.
The Best Western Vega Hotel’s convention centre is one of the largest in Moscow. This modern space consists of 15 conference rooms, able to host events for up to 1,500 people. All of the rooms except one are located on the same floor and equipped with modern multimedia equipment leaving meeting organisers free from worry. A variety of conference packages are available, catering to all budgets, from economy to exclusive.
The restaurant complex of the hotel offers the ideal setting for corporate coffee and lunch breaks. Conference packages can be purchased including a wide selection of drinks and buffet-style snacks. There are also four restaurants to choose from and each offers European and Russian cuisine in beautiful interiors – an ideal break from the conference or meeting.
For the business travellers who want to sightsee in their free time, the Best Western Vega Hotel is in a premium location from which to explore Moscow. Situated in Izmailovo, the ancestral land of the Romanov noble family, guests are in the midst of the authentic part of the city where locals shop and dine. The Izmailovsky Park, known as ‘Peter the Great’s playground’, is one of the largest parks in Europe – two and a half times bigger than Central Park – and offers many unique sites to visit, such as the Vodka Museum in the Ismailovsky Kremlin and markets selling inexpensive, traditional Russian crafts. For museum lovers, the park holds many significant Peter the Great sites. The hotel is also only a few minutes away by metro from the city centre and Red Square.
Best Western Vega Hotel & Convention Centre is the largest hotel in the Best Western family and has valuable experience of working alongside international organisations, government agencies, research and educational institutions, sporting bodies and major Russian companies. It has been recognised by Business Destinations as the Best Business Hotel in Russia, 2013.
The Best Western Vega Hotel not only meets the demanding business needs of large corporate bodies, but it also provides personalised care for every guest in residence. Such a high quality of service catering to individual needs is a great achievement for a hotel with almost 1,000 rooms and such a large convention centre.
The concierge service is always available to assist with any query – whether providing local information, booking airport transfers or making important international calls, a member of staff will be on hand around the clock. Have your hair perfected in the hotel salon or clothing mended swiftly by the onsite tailoring service – even bring small pets on the journey with you.
The hotel developed high standards by investing a significant amount of time and money into quality control, by training, motivating and rewarding its staff for high performance. Most importantly, guest feedback is valued and changes are made on a daily basis as a result of this feedback. This allows the hotel to go from strength-to-strength and continually exceed the expectations of visitors. bd
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