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Your Key To Jog with Your Concierge in Moscow

I am a marathon runner and our hotel`s Running Concierge.    Every week, I encourage my guests to discover Moscow and join me for a run.  Along our jogging route, I would show them some of Moscow’s most famous sites as well as my favorite local places which are often overlooked by travelers.  These hidden spots enhances the unique image of the city.   

I am always happy to have the pleasure of the company of a fellow jogger.  Even if you are not staying with us this time, please contact me and I will be happy to run with you.  I am flexible to find a route and speed to suit you.  Here are some of my favourite places for jogging in Moscow: 

Gorky Park  

Named after the famous writer Maxim Gorky, Gorky Central Park of Culture and Leisure is one the best parks in Moscow.  Here is the perfect place for active sports, family outings or meeting with friends.  The Park has been renovated recently and now has green lawn, bright flowers, bicycle rentals, nice cafes with terraces, fountains and sculptures.  

Patriarchy Ponds 

As the main setting of M.A. Bulgakov’s famous novel “Master and Margarita”, the Patriarshiye Pounds is the Muscovites’ favorite place for a stroll and the area between Boulevard and Garden Rings is marked by interesting historical buildings.  After your jog and change into something nice, I recommend for you to come back again, perhaps in the afternoon for a cup of coffee and delicious cake, or in the evening for a drink at one of the numerous trendy bars.  This area has something to offer for everybody. 

Kolomenskoe estate 

If you wish to dedicate more time for your morning run, let’s head over to Kolomenskoe and you will be rewarded by a jogging route that will take you back in time.  Along the trail winding through the forested area, a UNESCO heritage site, there are several unique architecture dating back to the 16th century.  

Embankment of Moskva river 

As we take the route along the embankment of Moskava River, we will pass the Kremlin Walls and can marvel at how unassailable this fortress was before the invention of modern weapons.  Along the way, we will see the largest Moscow sculpture, the monument of Peter the Great at 98 meter tall, created by the controversial Russian sculptor Zurab Tseretely.  If you like his work, you must visit the museum in his name. Next, we will pass by the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour – this Cathedral was demolished during Soviet time to make space for an ambitious Palace of Soviets project and then it was rebuilt after the end of Soviet Era. If you are strong runner, we can continue to Luzhniki Olympic Complex which served as the Olympic Park during the 1980 Summer Olympic Games.  If you are still keen, let’s keep jogging and head over to the Novodevichy monastery, a gem of baroque architecture that should be on every visitor’s must see list. 


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Vitaliy Antropov

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Vitaliy Antropov, Concierge Ritz Carlton Moscow

I started my career at the Ritz-Carlton Moscow as a doorman 6 years ago and that was where I fell in love with the hospitality industry and decided to develop and grow in this field. I used to visit the Concierge desk after my doorman shifts so that I can learn from the Concierges and assist them as much as I could. After 2 years of perseverance, I was finally promoted to Concierge position. With every positive guest comment and memorable guest services moments, my confidence grew and strengthened. Whether it be organizing a private ballet lessons on the Bolshoi Theatre stage with a prima ballerina or meeting guests at a distant railway station to guide them back to the hotel and offering language services, I am always eager to assist my guests and solve whatever challenges they may have. I am a role model for my team, and I am happy to support and inspire the junior concierges. My greatest pleasure is when I know that I am the reason my guests choose to stay at our hotel and have earned their trust. I became a member of Les Clefs d’Or Russia in 2016 and as a part of my contribution to the Association, I have recently translated “The Art & Science of the Hotel Concierge” by Holly Stiel I am honoured to be a part of the concierge community and look forward to combining our service expertise as a team and enriching our Association.

Ritz Carlton Moscow

The Ritz-Carlton Moscow is located in the heart of the historical, cultural and business center of Moscow. It features the largest guest rooms and suites providing cutting edge technological amenities. The hotel offers a selection of luxurious amenities including world-class dining options: O2 Lounge on the 12th floor with magnificent views of the Kremlin and Red Square, Café Russe Restaurant presenting international cuisine, Pan-Asian Novikov Restaurant & Bar, a beauty salon, barber spa, Fitness Center. In addition, there is a spacious full-service spa, The Ritz-Carlton Spa, featuring 14 treatment rooms, as well as a heated indoor pool, hot tub, sauna and steam rooms. With more than 1,100 square meters / 11,436 square feet of meeting space including the Ballroom accommodating events of up to 700 guests.



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