Moscow luxury hotel rates are rock bottom for 2015 stays. The Russian ruble hit a record low against the U.S. Dollar today at 72 RUB per $1 USD. Travel to Russia is a relative bargain right now with the recent Delta and Skyteam partners low fares to Russia and Aeroflot discount rates.
In 2012, Hogg Robinson Group reported Moscow had the highest average hotel room rates at $404 or £258.11 of 50 cities around the world.
Moscow had held that position for eight years running.
For the 8th year in a row, room rates in Moscow are far and away the highest of any destination monitored by HRG. Hotel prices in the Russian capital have risen 3% in local currency over the past year.
Time to Rocket to Russia on their Road to Ruin
News of the Russian ruble crisis along with recent low fares I have seen for flights from USA to Moscow, led me to check hotel rates in Moscow this morning.
My findings blow me away. Moscow is looking like a budget destination for a luxury vacation.
Hotel Rates for July 3-6 for three nights in Moscow, Russia
Ritz-Carlton Moscow is $362 after tax for a higher category Executive Room with breakfast daily for Friday, July 3 on three night stay. Rate increases 25% on Monday and Tuesday. Rate is $278 USD after tax for the lowest category room over the weekend without breakfast.
This is a list of most expensive chain brand hotels for Moscow. Room rates shown are without 18% hotel tax.
- Four Seasons Moscow $317
- Park Hyatt Ararat $232
- Baltschug Kempinski $166
- Radisson Royal Hotel Moscow $161
- InterContinental Moscow – Tverskaya $157
- St. Regis Moscow Nikolskaya $155
- Hotel National, Luxury Collection $154
- Moscow Marriott Royal Aurora $137
- Hilton Moscow Leningradskaya $114
- Moscow Marriott Tverskaya $107
- Moscow Marriott Grand Hotel $107
Here is an article on 16 best luxury hotels in Moscow from Five Star Alliance.
The wait time for a visa is one issue with a trip to Russia. Travel tip advice suggests applying three months before your trip.
Will a reservation at a couple of the top luxury hotels in Moscow help speed up visa processing?
Update 10 hours after original post 6:20pm Dec 17, 2014.
Rates have dropped at most of these hotels today for the same July 3-6 2015 dates.
- Ritz Carlton
$278$297 (breakfast rate after tax)
- Four Seasons Moscow
$317$264 Premier Room King bed (after tax)
- Radisson Royal Hotel Moscow
$161$219.62 (after tax) is only hotel to rise in rates.
- Park Hyatt Ararat
$232$257 (after tax)
- Baltschug Kempinski
$166$193 (after tax)
- St. Regis Moscow Nikolskaya
$155$168 (after tax)
- InterContinental Moscow – Tverskaya
$157$154.13 (after tax)
- Hotel National, Luxury Collection
$154$130.06 (after tax)
- Hilton Moscow Leningradskaya $108 (WinterSale after tax for King Executive Room)
- Moscow Marriott Royal Aurora $
137$107 (after tax)
$94$106.40 Orbitz.com rate after tax with breakfast
- Moscow Marriott Grand Hotel
$107$90.63 (after tax)
- Moscow Marriott Tverskaya
$107$74.11 (after tax)
- Hilton Moscow Leningradskaya
$114$74 (WinterSale after tax rate for Queen Standard Room)
If you don’t have the need for luxury, Holiday Inn Suchevsky Moscow Executive Suite with Club Lounge access and breakfast is $90 per night after tax or a Standard room is $35.80 per night after tax.