SOURCE: Marriott International

Marriott International

February 11, 2014 15:30 ET

Vodka Stars at Birthday Celebration at Hotel in Moscow, Russia

Renaissance Moscow Monarch Centre Hotel Hosted Exclusive Event on January 30, 2014

MOSCOW, RUSSIA--(Marketwired - Feb 11, 2014) - Vodka has deep roots in Russia, so when it came time to celebrate its beginnings, the Renaissance Moscow Monarch Centre Hotel wanted to do it in style. On January 30th, the hotel hosted an exclusive RLife LIVE event, Russian Vodka Birthday, offering guests a chance to taste the nation's specialties and cocktail creations -- and, of course, Russian vodka.

For the special event, the waitstaff at these accommodations in Moscow, Russia dressed in Matriosha-style sarafans and Russian caftans, and live folk balalaika and accordion music filled the air. Guests were treated to traditional canapés, vodka and cocktails, and each person left with a memento -- a miniature bottle of Tsar's vodka.

Held in the hotel's Allegro Lobby Bar & Lounge, the event kicked off at 8pm, giving guests plenty of time to sample the selections and mingle with others. The lobby venue was the ideal space for the event, giving visitors a feel for the hotel's 1920s Ballets Russes design concept, which can be seen in art and a curtain of crystal meant to mirror the rise of the curtain at the start of a performance.

"The reason for choosing the Ballets Russes theme is that there is a traditional connection between the French at the time and Moscow in a period of expansion," Armin Eberhard, general manager of this hotel and meeting space in Moscow, Russia, says. "I think this art concept between what were both revolutionary nations is what binds it together."

When the Allegro Lobby Bar & Lounge isn't hosting special events, it acts as a space for guests and visitors to enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner and coffee, cocktails or wine. The menu caters to international palates with options such as the Renaissance Monarch burger, spaghetti and Caesar salad, but also offers a taste of local flavors including a traditional Russian borsch, homemade pelmeni and cheese khachapuri. Allegro also features a full sushi bar offering rolls such as the Spicy Tempura with tempura tiger prawns and cucumber wrapped in flying fish caviar, and the Hot Roll with crab meat and smoked eel.

About the Renaissance Moscow Monarch Centre Hotel
Style and service combine at the Renaissance Moscow Monarch Centre Hotel to offer both business and leisure travelers a comfortable and convenient stay. A spacious lobby is more than just a place to check-in; Allegro Lobby Bar & Lounge invites visitors to enjoy fresh sushi, homemade pastries, modern cocktails and classic drinks. Additional restaurants at this Moscow, Russia hotel feature an all-day menu of international favorites at Mozaic, modern European cuisine with an Asian touch at Premier and healthy, refreshing fare and beverages in summer time at Café Castanea. Those who prefer to enjoy their meals in the privacy of their accommodations can order room service 24 hours a day, keep snacks in their minifridge and prepare a cup of coffee or tea whenever they crave it. Guest rooms offer comforts such as complimentary bottled water, fluffy robes and slippers, beds dressed with pillowtop mattresses and high-speed Internet access. The hotel also offers 40 service apartments in Moscow for extended-stay guests and Executive-level accommodations with access to the exclusive lounge. Guests can relax in the Turkish hammam, sauna and indoor pool, or get an energy boost with a workout in the fitness center. With a location just 25km from Sheremetyevo International Airport, this hotel is the perfect choice for meetings, weddings and events and offers nearly 27,000 square feet of function space.

ABOUT RENAISSANCE
Renaissance Hotels encourages guests to Live Life to Discover(SM) at more than 155 hotels in 35 countries around the world. Each hotel is unique and every stay offers an opportunity to explore local discoveries exclusive to the destination. At every hotel, Renaissance Navigators are local experts ready to assist guests in discovering local flavors and activities. Signature RLife LIVE entertainment events are designed to showcase emerging talent in music, the arts, culinary and more to inspire discovery. R.E.N. Meetings offers groups an experience beyond a traditional meeting rooted in creative sensory meeting design, RLife LIVE networking events and custom curated local Navigator excursions. At Renaissance Hotels, we work to ensure that every trip is transformed into an eye-opening, unforgettable journey. You spend your life working, you should discover the world as you go. To discover more visit www.renhotels.com.

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