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Kempinski Hotel Moika 22 receives an award of the first GQ Travel Award in Russia

Kempinski Hotel Moika 22 receives an award of the first GQ Travel Award in Russia

The first luxury tourism awards in Russia, GQ Travel Awards 2018, took place in the capital of Russia, in the historic atmosphere of the legendary Grand Hotel Metropol Moscow.


Leading tourism professionals, Russian celebrities, well-known travellers and travel bloggers met at a private dinner. Grand Hotel Metropol Moscow and Bombay Sapphire became the official Award partners.

The gala dinner was opened by neo-symphonic orchestra Badorchestra with a popular song of Depeche Mode and Hans Zimmer. Russian TV host and famous actor Regina Todorenko and showman Anton Lavrentyev hosted this Awards ceremony. In the opening speech, they announced that the winners were those who create an unforgettable experience, transforming ordinary travel into a lifetime memory.

The gala dinner was accompanied by the performance of Anton Lavrentyev and popular singer Manizha.

The special award from GQ Travel – “Editor’s choice in St Petersburg” – was triumphantly received by Kempinski Hotel Moika 22.

We were also nominated as “The best city hotel in Russia”, with the other two nominees being Rocco Forte Astoria Hotel and The Ritz-Carlton Moscow, who won the award.

The GQ Travel Awards were attended by Anita Gigovskaya, President of Condé Nast Russia; Irina Elizarova, Publisher of GQ Russia; Igor Garanin, Editor-in-Chief of GQ Russia; Yana Rudkovskaya, Musical Producer; Philipp Kirkorov, popular Russian singer and showman; Alla Verber, Mercury Vice-president; Masha Fedorova, Editor-in-Chief of Vogue Russia; Svetlana Bondarchuk, Editor-in-Chief of Hello Magazine Russia; Artem Korolev, popular TV host; and other Russian celebrities and businessmen.

We are grateful to Condé Nast Russia and GQ Russia for this privilege.

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