The trophy was given pride of place at a reception held in the atrium of the hotel; accompanied by UEFA representatives and UniCredit - the official partner of the UEFA Champions League.
In their capacity as ambassadors, and surrounded by many fans, football icons Luís Figo (Official UniCredit Ambassador for the UEFA Champions League), Cafu (Official Ambassador for the UEFA Champions League Trophy Tour) and Dmitri Alenichev (UniCredit Bank Ambassador for the UEFA Champions League in Russia andthe only Russian champion of the UEFA Champions League) happily signed many autographs, and posed for photographs.
This was the very first time that St Petersburg football fans have seen the trophy. Made of sterling silver and inlaid with gold, its weight is 7,5 kg and is more than 70 cm in height; impressive but some things in life are worth more than their weight in gold…
During the past two years the UEFA Champions League Trophy Tour has visited ten European countries, attracting more than 200,000 people. The annual tour is now in its third year.
About Kempinski Hotel Moika 22:
The Kempinski Hotel Moika 22 is located in a charming and historical area, in the very heart of St Petersburg, opposite the renowned Hermitage Museum and Palace Square. The unique location of the panoramic Bellevue Brasserie on the ninth floor of the hotel makes it one of the most awe-inspiring places in the whole old St Petersburg. The Kempinski Hotel Moika 22 offers 197 rooms and suites and features the Beau Rivage restaurant; Wine Cellar; Tea Room and the Von Witter bar with its log fireplace.
About Kempinski Hotels
Created in 1897, Kempinski Hotels is Europe’s oldest luxury hotel group. Kempinski’s rich heritage of impeccable personal service and superb hospitality is complemented by the exclusivity and individuality of its properties. Kempinski now comprises a portfolio of 66 five-star hotels in 29 countries and continues to add new properties in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. Each one reflects the strength and success of the Kempinski brand without losing sight of its heritage. The portfolio comprises historic landmark properties, award-winning urban lifestyle hotels, outstanding resorts, and prestigious residences. Each one imbues the quality guests have come to expect from Kempinski while embracing the cultural traditions of its location. Kempinski is a founding member of the Global Hotel Alliance (GHA), the world’s largest alliance of independent hotels.
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Kempinski Hotel Moika 22 ▪ Moika River Embankment 22 ▪ 191186 St Petersburg ▪ Russia
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