14 DECEMBER 2016


On 14 December 2016, the legendary Metropol Hotel in Moscow hosted the solemn ceremony of awarding the Industry «Guiding Star» award given by the Government of Moscow to the best representatives of the hospitality industry in the capital region.
The holiday of tourism gathered all the light of the hotel and tourist business of the capital, representatives of state authorities, corporate companies and mass media. In anticipation of the beginning of the event, the guests could enjoy the performance of the skaters and the sound of pianos in the historic halls of the Metropol Hotel, make spectacular selfies with deer Vasya as the special guest of the award from the Altai Territory. Using the welcome zone as an effective business platform, the participants of the event discussed the results of the past year, shared current problems of the industry, and got acquainted with new potential partners.

The main action of the event was the awarding of the winners in 16 nominations. The choice of the best hotels and this year was offered to the representatives of travel companies and tour operators. The estimate themselves travel companies focused on inbound tourism was offered to the capital's hoteliers. The winner in the nomination «The best concierge of the city of Moscow» was determined by the subscribers of the site of the award in the social network of Facebook, and the muscovites the «Active Citizen» application chose the «The best object of the tourist excursion show».
«It was not easy to choose the best of the best, because every object that got into nominees is already a winner. Being in the top 5 in the city, which develops in leaps and bounds and at the same time is somewhat conservative in some ways, is very difficult and even more prestigious», said Konstantin Goryainov, the Deputy Head of the Department for National Policy, Interregional Relations and Tourism of the Moscow Government, who headed the Board of the award for this year. The Board also included:

  • Dmitry Alekseev, restaurant critic;
  • Tagilya Mikhailova, Head of the Protocol Department of PJSC Promsvyazbank;
  • Evgeniy Bezel, Managing Partner of URBANE Group;
  • Lyudmila Kazanova, Vice-president for business development of ETC Invest;
  • Andrei Kutepov, Vice Head of the Office of the Federation Council;
  • Oksana Belokon, Member of the Federation Council for Defense and Security; and
  • Maria Bobarykina, Head of the Internal Customer Service Department of VTB Capital.

The hosts of the solemn program this year were TV speaker Elena Tolstaya and the coveted groom according to the version of the Tatler magazine, TV host and show-man Maxim Iksanov. The invited artists of the party were Ksenia Dezhneva and Valery Syutkin. Among the guests of the award there were Alexey Nemov, Yana Poplavskaya, Elena Gagarina, Ken McLaren, Deputy Mayor of Moscow Alexander Gorbenko, Head of the Department of Tourism and Sports of Moscow Nikolay Gulyaev, Head of the Department of National Policy and Interregional Relations of Moscow Vitaly Suchkov.
The winners of the «Guiding Star» award in 2016 were:

  1. «The best hotel in the 5-star nomination» - Ararat Park Hyatt
  2. «Best hotel in the 4-star nomination» - AZIMUT Hotel Olympic
  3. «Best hotel in the 3-star nomination» - Izmailovo Gamma Hotel
  4. «Best hotel in the BUSINESS HOTEL nomination» - Radisson Royal Moscow
  5. «The best hotel in the HOSTEL nomination» - Netizen
  6. «Best hotel in the MINI HOTEL nomination» - Godunov
  7. «Best hotel in nomination APART HOTEL» - Volga
  8. «The best company in the field of MICE-2016» - Continent Express
  9. «The best company in the field of inbound tourism» - Hotelbook Service LLC (UTS)
  10. «The best object of the tourist excursion show» - Museums of the Moscow Kremlin
  11. «The best object of the tourist-excursion display according to the version of the Active Citizen portal» - VDNH
  12. «The best restaurant in the hotel» - O2 Lounge (RITZ CARLTON)
  13. «Best hotel in HISTORICAL HOTEL nomination» - Hilton Leningradskaya
  14. «The best concierge» - Artem Osipov, Intercontinental Hotel
  15. Special prize - Leonid Isakovich (Academservice)
  16. Best hotel event of the year: Charitable race «Nastenka» at Four Seasons Hote

See the video report about the solemn ceremony on Russia Today

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