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Discover Russia's cultural capital St. Petersburg

ST PETERSBURG, October 15, 2019

Guarded by two marble lions at the entrance, the iconic Four Seasons Hotel Lion Palace St. Petersburg sits within the walls of a 19th-century royal palace in the beautifully preserved imperial city of St. Petersburg.

Celebrated globally for its fascinating history and ornate architecture, Russia’s cultural capital recently became an even more attractive destination for GCC travellers thanks to the introduction of a convenient new online eVisa process.
Launched at the beginning of October, the St. Petersburg eVisa portal enables citizens from Kuwait, Oman and Saudi Arabia to enjoy the benefits of fast and simple online visa applications. Travellers simply complete the online form, upload a photograph, and can complete the entire process in just a few clicks. Applications can be made within 20 days of travelling, and up to four days before arrival. The visa is valid for stays of up to eight days in St Petersburg and the surrounding Leningrad Region.

Reflecting on the launch of the service, Felix Murillo, general manager of Four Seasons Hotel Lion Palace St. Petersburg, commented: “The introduction of the eVisa portal offers a new level of convenience for international travellers, making it easier than ever for GCC citizens to arrange a trip to our wonderful city. Our concierge team takes great pleasure in highlighting St. Petersburg’s historical and cultural visitor attractions, and will be happy to arrange anything our guests may require to turn every trip into an unforgettable experience. We look forward to welcoming visitors from the Middle East to our beautiful Hotel to share cherished moments and create memories that will last a lifetime.”

Relive an age of grandeur
The iconic Four Seasons Hotel Lion Palace St. Petersburg is located in the upmarket Admiralteysky district, where the opulent stylings of imperial Russia are alive and well. Originally constructed in the early 19th century for Prince Alexander Yakovlevich Lobanov-Rostovsky, the storied hotel provides the perfect base for discerning travellers who wish to explore this magical city in style.

Since first opening its doors to guests in 2013, the property has claimed its place among Russia’s most sought-after addresses and offers a dream luxury accommodation experience across 183 stylish rooms, including 26 sumptuously decorated suites. With high ceilings, ornate details and terraces overlooking some of the city’s most famous landmarks, each accommodation allows guests to experience a unique glimpse into the lives of Russian royalty.

Escape to an enchanting world of glamour
Perhaps the most stunning of the hotel’s accommodations is the one-of-a-kind Lobanov Presidential Suite, where guests can gather by the living-room fireplace for a night of intimate conversation, host an al fresco dinner party on the expansive private terrace with stunning views of the Admiralty building and the surrounding park, or retreat to the grand master bedroom for a quiet and cosy evening. Adding to the air of opulence, the marble-clad master bathroom is decorated with 12 types of marble and includes a deep-soaking bath tub with a separate rain shower, a large vanity with two sinks and a built-in LCD-screen television with speakers.

The hotel’s Noble floor, which encompasses the Presidential Suite and 12 other rooms and suites with direct access from the grand staircase, can be privatised for a more comfortable stay. Guests who are planning an extended family gathering can take advantage of the hotel’s special offer and enjoy a complimentary fourth night for every three nights booked in a suite. - TradeArabia News Service


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