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Why Are Moscow Hotels So Expensive?  
User currently offlineTUNisia From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 1845 posts, RR: 5
Posted (10 years 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1980 times:

I was pricing Moscow hotels online for this summer for a few nights (stop-over) and I noticed that the vast majority of western brands (Sheraton, Marriott, Hyatt, etc..) were all highly priced. The Park Hyatt is asking around 400-520 USD per night.

Someday the sun will shine down on me in some faraway place - Mahalia Jackson
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User currently offlineAloges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8854 posts, RR: 42
Reply 1, posted (10 years 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1977 times:

It might be because even the capital of the former Soviet Union arrived in the era of market economies.  Big grin

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User currently offlineN229nw From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 1984 posts, RR: 31
Reply 2, posted (10 years 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1976 times:

We were in Moscow recently. You can stay MUCH more cheaply if you don't need anything fancy...

For example, we stayed at the Ismailovo hotel for only about $52 a night in a double room! Nothing fancy, but clean and fine, and with a great view from the 28th floor...

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User currently offlineFlyLondon From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 377 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (10 years 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1913 times:

It is the world's 3rd most expensive city after all!

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