Lotte Hotel Moscow

A 5* hotel from a major South Korean chain.

Twenty-five kinds of marble, Czech crystal, seven types of wood, including rosewood and satin walnut, white and yellow gold panels — it would take a while to recount the local luxuries as clearly nobody skimped on the hotel’s construction. The result is a well-grounded place with lots of air and quiet, where the rattle of suitcase wheels is drowned by the wall-to-wall carpeting with Russian ornaments. In addition to everything else, in the mornings you can nurse your hangover here with special Asian soups. And the local spa is not your typical hotel spa, but a massive space with cozy semi-darkness, a 20-meter pool and capsule rooms for all kinds of skincare procedures: getting “stuck” here for a few hours is commonplace.