Vodka Bloody Marys and Vodka with fresh berries set the scene for perestroika at an evening co-sponsored last Thursday evening by Four Seasons Sydney and Sydney based travel representation company Nemonic Concepts.
Guest at the event, Natalya Anikeeva, from Russian destination management company Rusmice and Nemonic’s client, was in Australia to re-introduce Russia as an aspirational incentive destination.
The timely event fitted in with the recent opening of Four Seasons Hotel St Petersburg, an outstanding hotel set within a 19th-century Russian royal palace.
“It’s Four Seasons newest hotel in Russia and in April/May next year we are opening the Four Seasons Hotel Moscow, right on Red Square – the former Hotel Moskva,” said Cathy Favaloro of Four Seasons Sydney.
Sue Wallace from Nemonic Concepts, said they are already seeing a spike in Russian incentive business especially as the Gulf carriers are making it easier to get to Russia.
“It’s just four and a half hours from the UAE and it’s in the same time zone,” she said.
Pictured from left are: Michelle O’Donohoo, Sane Events, Barry and Sue Wallace, Nemonic Concepts, Robin Mould, Egencia and Cathy Favaloro, Four Seasons Sydney.
In the front row are: Natalia Anikeeva, Rusmice and Serap Kara, Eventscape.