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Spotlight on the Ritz-Carlton O2 Lounge
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Spotlight on the Ritz-Carlton O2 Lounge

Alex Carter

Moscow with its numerous churches and historical buildings is considered to be one of the most beautiful cities of the world. The Ritz-Carlton not only adds to Moscow’s beauty but also helps visitors to behold it in all splendor and glory – from the stylish rooftop bar O2 Lounge, located on the 12th floor of the hotel.

The dome made of glass and steal enhances the special O2 Lounge ambience by natural daylight and space. Exclusively designed furniture, the trendiest music beats and famous DJ’s from around the globe take the guests to a relaxed and cozy getaway in a secluded urban oasis like environment.

The bar’s cocktails match the unique and colorful views of Red Square and the city center. The barmen have created the menu of drinks that combines both best international favorites and local specialties. The ingredients are natural: freshly squeezed juices and fresh berries. “Ma(r)ry me blondie” is made of yellow tomato juice and vodka and is served with a lobster claw. “Berry Mojito” explodes in the mouth with a stunning taste of fresh strawberries and blackberries. A special place on the menu is given to Champagne of various kinds and sizes, up to the fifteen-liter giants. A guest wishing to open a bottle with the traditional hussar’s method by using a saber, will have the opportunity to do so; the bartender will be happy to assist.

The O2 Lounge also offers a sushi bar with oysters and lobsters, one of Moscow’s finest and freshest. Famous Japanese chef Seiji Kusano flies in twice per week the best and finest fish quality one can buy for delicious sushi and sashimi from the world’s largest and best fish market Tsukiji in Tokyo. Guests can enjoy the healthy and light Japanese classics prepared in front of their eyes by a team of Japanese chefs at the shushi counter in the bar.

A place to be during summer season is the spacious terrace with an open air bar, illuminated dance-floor and DJ table. Grilled dishes include delicacies such as Australian lamb chops, skewered Jumbo Prawns and U.S. Prime New York Strip Steak. Whether on the terrace or inside the bar, the guests may enjoy the Hookah pipes – sometimes known as the shisha or hubble-bubble pipe. These hookahs however will be space age in their design, with a contemporary design manufactured in the Czech Republic from Bohemian Crystal.

Since its opening, the O2 Lounge has received several prestigious local and international awards accolades. To name just a few:

See Also

• “Best Elegant Bar 2008”, by Time Out Moscow
• “World’s 20 Best Sky Bars”, by The Times (UK)
• Ranked 16 in the list of The Fabulous 50 Bars and Hotels, but The Sunday Times (UK)
• “Hot Nights 2008”, by Conde Nast Traveler (U.S.)
• “Top 50 Deserving Destinations 2008”, by GQ Travel (UK)
• “Best Summer Terrace in Moscow 2007”, by Time Out Moscow

Located just off Red Square, next to the Kremlin, in the heart of the cultural and business center of Russia’s capital, The Ritz-Carlton, Moscow features the largest guest rooms and suites providing cutting-edge technological amenities. The fine dining restaurant Jeroboam by the Michelin Star Chef Heinz Winkler, O2 Lounge on the 12th floor with magnificent views of the Kremlin and Red Square, and a full-service spa by ESPA are among hotel’s premium amenities. For more information and reservations, contact your travel professional, call The Ritz-Carlton, Moscow at +7 495 225 8888 or visit www.ritzcarlton.com.



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