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News & headlines at Baltschug Kempinski Moscow

06 Mar 2024

Lada Samodumskaya, General Manager of Hotel Baltschug Kempinski Moscow, is an Honoured Tourism Professional of Moscow.

On 6 March 2024, the Mayor of Moscow, Sergey Sobyanin, awarded the title "Honorary Tourism Professional of Moscow" to Lada Samodumskaya, Director of Hotel Baltschug Kempinski Moscow, for her achievements in tourism development and many years of conscientious work.

Lada Samodumskaya assumed the position of Director of Hotel Baltschug Kempinski Moscow in January 2020, becoming the first Russian manager in the country and the first woman at the head of a hotel managed by an international luxury hotel operator.

During more than 30 years of work in the hospitality industry, Lada Samodumskaya has successfully developed her career from a reservation department employee to management positions in leading international five-star hotels brands. In 2000, she headed the sales department of Hotel Baltschug Kempinski, and in 2004 she opened the global sales office of Hyatt International Hotels and Resorts in Russia as Director. From 2005 to 2014, Lada Samodumskaya headed the sales and marketing department of The Ritz-Carlton, Moscow and took part in the opening of three new hotels for the company in three parts of the world: Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Since 2018, L.Samodumskaya has been Deputy Director and Commercial Director of Hotel Baltschug Kempinski, previously leading the regional sales and marketing team of Kempinski Hotels in Russia and the CIS for four years.

Lada Samodumskaya graduated from the State Academy of Management and is fluent in English. She was also educated at the Academy of the American Hotel and Motel Association, participated in the European Union's TACIS programme and the Presidential Senior Management Training Programme, including an extended internship at The Landmark and Royal Lancaster five-star hotels in London.

“I would like to express my deep gratitude for the high appreciation of my work,” says Lada Samodumskaya. – “Today, Moscow is one of the best cities for all types of tourism: educational, congress, entertainment, gastronomic. Over the past decades, the Moscow city government has done a tremendous amount of work to increase the capital's tourist attractiveness. The city's rich history, cultural heritage and architecture attract millions of travellers, and it’s increasing rapidly. Our team is ready to meet the growing demand by providing impeccable service and introducing tourists to the hospitable capital of Russia,” she concluded.


About Hotel Baltschug Kempinski Moscow: The five-star Hotel Baltschug Kempinski Moscow is located in the heart of the Russian capital, with its rooms offering a picturesque view of the Kremlin, Red Square and St Basil's Cathedral. The inimitable look of the hotel, whose historic facade dates back to 1898, makes Baltschug one of the capital's "visiting cards" for tourists and businessmen visiting Moscow. The hotel offers guests spacious rooms and suites with a view of the Kremlin; the Baltschug Grill restaurant, Café Kranzler and the Lobby Lounge bar; a health club and a beauty centre; and 12 modern conference rooms.

About Kempinski: 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. Today the Kempinski Group operates 80 hotels and residences in 34 countries and currently has more than 25 prestigious projects under development around the globe. Each five star hotel reflects the strength and success of the Kempinski brand without losing sight of its heritage; each one imbues the quality guests have come to expect from Kempinski while embracing the cultural traditions of its location. The portfolio comprises historic landmark properties, award-winning urban lifestyle hotels, outstanding resorts and prestigious residences. Kempinski is a founding member of the Global Hotel Alliance (GHA), the world’s largest alliance of independent hotel brands.


Media contact:

Eugenia Goncharenko · Director of Marketing Communications & Public Relations

Hotel Baltschug Kempinski Moscow

ul. Balchug, 1 · Moscow · 115035, Russia

T +7 495 287 20 00 · M +7 903 665 15 11 · [email protected]