Just steps from the entrance to Red Square and the Kremlin, the 180-room Four Seasons Hotel Moscow (above) seamlessly blends Socialist-era prestige with modern elegance and comfort. Although the hotel opened its doors in 2014, the building pays homage to the historic 1935 Hotel Moskva, once a symbol of unparalleled luxury. Doubles from $382, including a welcome amenity, breakfast daily, and a $100 spa credit.
Also situated in the center of the city is the 208 room Ararat Park Hyatt Moscow, a 15-minute walk from Red Square. Watch the sun set behind the Kremlin with a Moscow mule in hand at the tenthfloor Conservatory Lounge & Bar. Doubles from $285, including breakfast daily and a $100 dining credit.
The Hotel Baltschug Kempinski Moscow occupies a riverfront building dating back to 1898, and many of its 227 rooms have views of the city’s historic center. It shares an island with the former Red October chocolate factory, now home to art galleries, bars, and restaurants. Doubles from $299, including breakfast daily and a $100 dining credit.
With its massive staircase and gilded, dark-wood interiors, the 334-room Ritz-Carlton Moscow recalls Russian imperial decadence. Guests are welcomed with a mors, a traditional Russian berry drink; more beverages can follow at O2, the hotel’s rooftop lounge overlooking the Kremlin. Doubles from $397, including a welcome amenity, breakfast daily, and afternoon tea for two once during stay.