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Dreaming Of Life In The Palace? Four Seasons St. Petersburg Is Set To Open Later This Year

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  Site Where: 1 Voznesensky Prospekt , St. Petersburg, Russian Federation, 190000
August 9, 2012 at 9:19 AM | by | ()

Though we managed a quick report on the opening of W St. Petersburg in 2011, we haven't since heard too much, hotel-wise, from the land of the tsars. But buzz is starting to build around the Four Seasons St. Petersburg, which is housed inside a 19th century Russian palace.

The hotel's website is up and running, complete with photos of the rooms, but it's a bit of a tease, as an actual opening date has been pushed back to "late-2012," and reservations remain closed.

But from what we can see on the website, the rooms look airy and cute, if a little stuffy. We're not such huge fans of yellow in the bedroom (we were once told that of all colors, yellow is the least conducive to sleep), but for the sake of hanging out in a palace built in 1820, we're willing to bend the rules a little.

Other nice touches include bedside mirrors fastened over each nightstand, as well as the little vases of fresh flowers. Nice big double-door windows, probably a relic from the original building, claim views of Alexandrovsky Garden, the Admiralty Building, and St. Isaac's Cathedral, which was done by the same architect who designed the palace.

Additionally, fifth-floor rooms are said to have their own private rooftop terraces, so you can pretend for just a second that the whole palace belongs to just you.

If you're considering a visit to St. Petersburg, know that the Four Seasons could well be a better deal than the supposedly hip-er W, where our tipster reported last year that a Wonderful room went for 600 USD/night. Yikes! We hope the folks at Four Seasons won't be as greedy.

[Photo: Four Seasons]

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