If the idea of a walk-in wardrobe has ever appealed, then a stay at The Lotte Hotel in Moscow might be just the thing to send you into paroxysms of happy travelling. For those who have already been seduced, you’ll be even happier to know that staying in a suite here entitles you to check-in as a VIP at the club lounge on the third floor.
However, if a suite is not your thing, there are a selection of lovely rooms throughout the hotel with equally luxurious amenities (including your choice of newspaper when you wake up in the morning).
The hotel restaurant, ‘Les Menus’, is presided over by Michelin three-star chef Pierre Gagnaire, so dining here is unsurprisingly decadent and delicious. The menu leans towards classic French cuisine but with a modern twist and plenty of artistic culinary flourishes.
The Lotte is, in fact, part of a chain of Korean hotels which takes its name from ‘Charlotte’, the heroine of Goethe’s ‘Die Leiden des Jungens Werthers’. If this doesn’t immediately give you an insight into this hotel and the others under the Lotte Group banner, allow us to illuminate you. Charlotte was and still is a beloved character, admired by readers throughout the world – and this is exactly what Lotte, the hotel, aims to do. It will seduce into a love of their 1,500 metre sq Mandara spa, the extraordinary restaurant and the generally sumptuous surroundings, making sure that you will want to come back – as soon as possible.