Russia’s capital city is experiencing unprecedented growth and development, making now an ideal time to plan your visit to this massive and hip city. Many of Moscow’s huge industrial warehouses and factories from the Soviet-era have been artfully repurposed to house galleries, performance spaces, and museums, not to mention chic clubs and nightspots. You’ll be sure to make the most of your time in this hub of art and culture when you book into one of IHG’s several conveniently located Moscow hotels, well-appointed to make your stay as pleasant as it is busy.
While Moscow is certainly looking to the future, no trip would be complete without exploring the city’s storied, and often dramatic, past. By leaps and bounds, Moscow’s most famous tourist destination is Red Square. Begin your tour at the Resurrection Gates, which will provide a sweeping view of the Square and let you catch your bearings. From there, stroll over to Saint Basil’s Cathedral—you can’t miss the iconic onion-shaped domes. After exploring the Cathedral, your next stop is the Kremlin, a 700-room palace that now houses the offices of the President. Many rooms in the Kremlin are open to tourists, but make sure you allow a full two hours to explore the grounds and treasures. Many tourists also like to pay to a visit to the nearby Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, which pays tribute to those lost in World War II.
Moscow after dark is just as glamorous as the winters are cold. Stylish Muscovites clad in black throng the sidewalks waiting for admission into the trendy bars and nightclubs that line the streets of central Moscow. Beware that waits can be quite long and the real party won’t start until after midnight. If the club scene doesn’t do it for you, take in some of Moscow’s famous cultural attractions: A ballet at the Bolshoi, or a classical music concert.
IHG hotels in Moscow can help guests arrange tickets to a variety of shows and events. Located close to transportation and cultural attractions, IHG hotels offer visitors amenities like workout facilities, fine dining options, and rooms decorated with thought and care. Book your stay today and prepare for the trip of a lifetime!