SOURCE: Marriott International

Marriott International

October 29, 2013 15:17 ET

St. Petersburg Hotel Answers the Call for Help in Its Community

The Courtyard St. Petersburg Center West/Pushkin Hotel Steps in to Serve at the SOS Children's Village in Pushkin

ST. PETERSBURG, RUSSIAN FEDERATION--(Marketwired - Oct 29, 2013) - Hotels may cater to visitors from far-flung locales, but they serve their communities just as much as globetrotters. Case in point is the Courtyard St. Petersburg Center West/Pushkin Hotel, which has committed to helping the local Pushkin branch of SOS Children's Villages in a series of exciting and impactful events.

SOS Children's Villages is an international, non-governmental organization that seeks to care for children who are unable to live with their biological families. In Russia, these villages care for more than 1,300 children through various programs.

The Courtyard St. Petersburg Center West/Pushkin Hotel has financially supported the SOS Children's Village in Pushkin since 2012, but, in a departure from other hotels in St. Petersburg, Russia, the property has gone beyond financial commitments to the next level of service. From interactive classes designed to strengthen families, to fun-filled events that expand the children's horizons, the hotel has assumed a vital position with the charity.

For example, on September 21, 2013, children in the Pushkin Village experienced a "pirate regatta" organized by this downtown St. Petersburg, Russia hotel. During the event, the kids "visited" five places around the world, engaged in competitions and picked up some useful knowledge they then put to use in lighthearted quizzes. Presents announced the conclusion of the happy day.

The regatta, however, is not an isolated event. November will see the children visit the hotel for a culinary class just in time for Mother's Day, which occurs in Russia during that month. And the hotel will repay the visit in December to celebrate Friends Day at the Village.

Travelers support the charitable efforts of this hotel every time they enjoy the hotel's modern accommodations in St. Petersburg. From spacious rooms, to elegant meeting spaces, to lively restaurants, this property impresses guests as much as it helps its local community. And with a variety of hotel deals available at the property, visiting St. Petersburg, Russia has never been easier or more beneficial to the surrounding community.

About the Courtyard St. Petersburg Center West/Pushkin Hotel
No matter if travelers are visiting the Courtyard St. Petersburg Center West/Pushkin Hotel for business or pleasure, the sense of drama and history are palpable. From the Yusupovsky Palace's breathtaking opulence, to the legendary Mariinsky Theatre, the nearby sights lend an aura of magnificence to any stay. And the hotel only continues to impress. With an onsite fitness center and 273 spacious guest rooms and suites featuring Wi-Fi, refrigerators and air-conditioning, the property feels appealingly contemporary against the backdrop of the historical city. Eight meeting rooms afford 9,149 square feet of tech-friendly, daylight-infused space to accommodate up to 300 guests, and the hotel is located near the rapidly growing St. Petersburg business area. For leisure visitors, a complimentary shuttle service transports them to St. Isaac's Cathedral and the renowned Nevsky Prospekt. Whatever's on the day's itinerary, all guests will appreciate the hotel's three dining options. Poema Restaurant caters to the breakfast crowd and special events; Bierstube serves classic German dishes and home-brewed beer; and Onegin Bar specializes in Russian fare and tea service that is as ceremonious and unforgettable as the city of St. Petersburg.

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