Four Seasons to open first Russian hotel next spring

The Four Seasons hotel and resort group has announced it will open its first Russian property next spring, when the restoration of the Lion Palace in St Petersburg is completed.

The 19th-century palace is the group’s “most challenging restoration project to date”, and the 177-room Four Seasons Hotel Lion Palace will be one of the group’s most prestigious properties.
Once the home of Princess Lobanova-Rostovskaya, the property is located in the Admiralteysky district of the city, close to the Hermitage Museum. It will retain original features including the yellow facade with classical white columns, the main marble-dressed stairway with gold and bronze decoration, two white marble lions guarding the main entrance, and female sculpted muses which have been restored and placed on the hotel’s terraces.

Martin Rhomberg, the hotel’s general manager says while “it is always difficult to confirm an exact opening date on a restoration project of this scale and complexity”, the group is “currently preparing for a spring opening with great confidence”.

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