Rocco Forte's Hotel Astoria in St. Petersburg Turns 100

Rocco Forte Hotel Astoria

Keen to travel to Russia’s magnificent city of St. Petersburg? Rocco Forte’s Hotel Astoria is celebrating a big milestone with a number of fun events this year. The luxury hotel has partnered with the Mariinsky Theater to give gives insider access to the famous theater. Guests booking the Mariinsky Golden Age Package will get tickets for two in the hotel’s private box, a private tour of the theater, and a post-theater dinner of fine Russian cuisine at Davidov Restaurant. Choose the 100th anniversary Luxury Package and you’ll also score a professional photo shoot on the gallery of the Dome of St Isaac’s Cathedral plus VIP service from the Cartier boutique in St. Petersburg.

As part of the anniversary celebrations, the hotel will also host Jazz Evenings with acclaimed musicians like Yann Tierson, effectively resurrecting a long-time hotel tradition from the 1920s. 2012 will also see a special restaurant menu with seasonal ingredients from local farmers. Last but not least: There will be a jubilee bash in December promising a star-studded guest list (fashion designers, artists, politicans, movie stars, and more).

Located in the very thick of things in St Isaac's Square opposite the magnificent St Isaac's Cathedral, Rocco Forte’s Hotel Astoria first opened its doors on December 23, 1912. To quote the official website: “Hotel Astoria has lived through the 1917 Bolshevik revolution, two world wars, Perestroika, the collapse of the Soviet Union and formation of the new Russian economy.” The property recently refurbished its 78 rooms and 58 suites. For more information, visit www.thehotelastoria.com.

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