Hotels & visa support

Please, see Visa Information below, on the bottom of this page.
Please be advised, that third-party companies claiming to be associated with Exhibition & Forum might contact exhibitors and attendees for room reservations. Exhibition & Forum is not affiliated with a third-party housing services and we strongly recommend any hotel booking be handled directly through our website, using the reservation forms below.

IMD EXPO International offers discounted local area and downtown hotel accommodation for exhibitors and visitors. Please, book your accommodation early in order to take advantage of the special rates for exhibition and forum participants!

The official hotels of Exhibition & Forum are Hilton St. Petersburg Expoforum and Hampton by Hilton Expoforum (both are located next door to Convention center). Please, see details and special links for discounted hotel rates below

Hilton St. Petersburg Expoforum

Our modern hotel is anchored in St. Petersburg ExpoForum one of the five largest exposition centers in the world, offering a wide range of indoor and outdoor function space. Our comfortable rooms and suites have all you need for a relaxing and productive stay. On-site restaurants, bars and recreational amenities including a spa, sauna, pool and fitness center will help you unwind after a busy day. The city center and Pulkovo Intl Airport are easily accessible via our complimentary shuttle service, and popular historic sights and attractions including the Peterhof and Catherine Palace in Pushkin are close to our Saint Petersburg hotel.

Treat yourself to an executive room and get access to Executive Lounge with free drinks and meals. Stay on top of your exercise routine in the modern fitness center, or swim lengths in the large indoor heated pool. Unwind with a massage or indulge in a specialty treatment in our on-site spa, which also features a sauna, steam room and a beauty salon.

Savor Russian delicacies and tempting international dishes in one of our restaurants and bars. The Gril` serves the finest steaks, selected from the visible aging cabinet and cooked to perfection. The Light Bar features a stunning light sculpture, creating an atmosphere reminiscent of the White Nights.

Please, follow the links to make your reservation and receive visa support:

Hilton St. Petersburg Expoforum Hotel web site

Hampton by Hilton Expoforum

Brand new Hampton by Hilton Saint Petersburg ExpoForum is conveniently set just next to the dynamic Saint Petersburg ExpoForum. Take advantage of hotels free shuttle service to Pulkovo International Airport and one of the citys main streets, Moskovsky Prospekt - just 11 minutes drive from our Saint Petersburg hotel. Located near shopping malls, restaurants, entertainment, this friendly hotel in Saint Petersburg is an ideal base for corporate and leisure travelers. Visit popular attractions nearby, including Peterhof Palace and Garden and Catherine Palace in Pushkin. Comfortable, modern guest rooms equipped with free WiFi, a flat-screen TV, an MP3 alarm clock, a handy lapdesk and a comfy bed.

Please, follow these links to make your reservation and receive visa support:

Hampton by Hilton Expoforum Hotel web site

By special request IMD EXPO International offers discounted accommodation in luxurious downtown 4 and 5 star hotels for exhibitors and visitors. Please, see the list of the available hotels below. If you interested in discounted accommodation in any of these hotels below, please, kindly send e-mail with your request to

For discounted accommodation at Radisson Blue Royal Hotel, please, kindly follow the link below.

RadissonBlu Roayl Hotel St. Petersburg

Built in the 18th century and refurbished in 2001, the Radisson Royal Hotel, St. Petersburg lies along Nevsky Prospect, the main thoroughfare of this vibrant city. From our hotels position, walk to St. Petersburg attractions like the Gostiny Dvor and Passage shopping centers or the impressive State Russian Museum. Catch a train at the nearby metro station to reach other cultural sites like the ever-popular Hermitage or the Mariinsky Theatre. Choose from our 164 elegant rooms and suites, each with high-end amenities like Free high-speed, wireless Internet, satellite television, 24-hour room service and heated bathroom floors.

Taste fresh, creative international dishes at our on-site restaurant Barbazan, which also houses a fine collection of wines that you can select from when you visit the restaurants walk-in cellar. For a cool drink and delightful atmosphere, stop by Cannelle Bar, which also offers light meals and lovely views of the city. Stay at your physical peak with a trip to our fitness center, giving you a selection of cardio and strength-training equipment along with a sauna, Jacuzzi whirlpool and private massage room.

Follow this link for discounted rate.

Four Seasons Hotel Lion Palace St. Petersburg

1, Voznesensky pr.
St. Petersburg, 190000, Russia

St. Petersburg's premier five-star luxury hotel features 183 guest rooms, enhanced by views of St. Isaac's Cathedral, Aleksandrovsky Garden, and the Landmark Admiralty. Two signature St. Petersburg restaurants create see-and-be-seen-buzz, while a glass-topped spa helps you relax and restore. The beauty and history of Imperial Russia feel current and fashionable - coming to life with luxurious, at-your-service Four Seasons care.

Hotel Astoria

39, Bolshaya Morskaya ul.
190000 St. Petersburg, Russia

With its world-famous ballet and opera, and the White Nights festival in summer, the Venice of the North is a year-round destination. At its heart lies the finest of the St. Petersburg hotels the Astoria. A city landmark since 1912, a list of illustrious guests is engraved in brass at reception. Lenin. Rasputin. HG Wells. Follow in their footsteps through the historic corridors, where aristocratic traditions continue in contemporary surroundings. East meets West in our Astoria Cafe, where you can enjoy a light bite or a Russian extravaganza of caviar and champagne all-day. Outside, were just a stroll away from the Hermitage Museum and the citys many canals, monuments and bridges.

Kempinski Hotel Moika 22

22, River Moika Emb.
St. Petersburg, 191186, Russia

Located in the very heart of St. Petersburg, on the Moika River and opposite Palace Square and the Hermitage, Kempinski Hotel Moika 22 keeps alive the centuries-old tradition of welcoming guests with unique, personalized European service in the cultural capital of Russia. The hotel is just a five minutes walk from the Nevsky Prospect and close to all major sights and shopping view the map. At Kempinski Hotel Moika 22, our service is as richly imperial as the city itself. St. Petersburg, being the former Imperial Capital of Russia, is a city-legend that was built by Peter the Great. Right here, in St. Petersburg, grand dukes applauded the great ballerina Anna Pavlova in ""Sleeping Beauty"", and right in this city the great Faberge created his masterpieces commissioned by the royal family.

Kempinski Hotel Moika 22 in St. Petersburg provides comfort, high-quality service and a five-star experience. When you enter Kempinski Hotel Moika 22, you will find yourself in a world of royal extravagance with its historic legends and classical decor. Complete with 21st century luxuries, the spacious rooms and suites convey elegance unseen since the days of the Tsars. Located just off Palace Square, in the view of the Hermitage Museum, our spacious suites offer spectacular views of golden cupolas and gilded palaces. Offering a peaceful hideaway, our quiet and comfortable rooms will comfort you and help you capture the essence of pure luxury.

W St. Petersburg

Conceptualized by award-winning architects Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel and Partners, W St. Petersburg is located in the centre of the historical 'Venice of the North' next to St. Isaac's Cathedral, a stones throw from the lavish Winter Palace with the famed Hermitage Museum and a short stroll from the spectacular Neva River. Retreat to our 137 guest rooms and suites, where bold decor by the famous Italian architect Antonio Citterio recalls a masterpiece of Russian craft and artistry Faberge egg and mingles with furnishings by B&B Italia, personal extras and vivid views of St. Isaac's Cathedral or our tranquil courtyard.

W St. Petersburg Hotel Reservation Form, Adobe Acrobat format  

Grand Hotel Europe

Nevsky Pr., 1/7 Mikhailovskaya ul.
St. Petersburg, 191186, Russia

A tasteful balance between old-world grandeur and modern comfort in the very heart of the city has led to the hotel playing an important role in the cultural life of St. Petersburg for more than 140 years.

All 266 rooms and suites offer an exquisite balance between old-world grandeur and modern comfort. The entire hotel interior resonates with the spirit of elegance, where history becomes the exquisite backdrop to modern luxury and convenience. Following in the best St. Petersburg traditions from the time of Emperor Alexander I, the rooms have been fitted in both the classical and imperial styles, with the decoration of the latter including rare objects from the hotels own collection of antiques. The new suites in the style of the Russian avant-garde are inspired by the work of the outstanding Russian artists of the early 20th century.

Guests and visitors to the Grand Hotel Europe are able to enjoy four restaurants and a bar, all distinct in their sumptuous interiors, varied menus, pleasant atmosphere and impeccable service.

Visa Information

In most cases, visa is required to travel to Russian Federation.

Visa is not required for citizens of the following countries: all CIS countries, Argentina, Angola, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Venezuela, Guatemala, Israel, Korea, Colombia, Cuba, Northern Macedonia, Montenegro, Croatia, Nicaragua, Peru, Philippines, Serbia, Syria, Thailand, Turkey, Uruguay, Chile and Ecuador.

To apply for visa in Russian consular office in your country, you need to obtain invitation letter from either your hotel (for tourist visa), or IMD Expo (for business visa).

The organizers recommend participants to apply for tourist visas.

Tourist Visa

Invitation letter may be issued by the hotel. Please, see Hotel Booking Form for more details. The hotel issues invitation letter for TOURIST visa. Tourist visa is generally less expensive and takes less time to get issued.

ATTENTION: Please, take note, that in your visa application the purpose of the trip should be stated as tourism. This is single entry visa.

Business Visa

It only does make sense to apply for business visa, if you plan to come to Russia more than once in the course of the year. It takes more than one month to get business visa issued and it is significantly more expensive. Invitation letter for business visa is issued by IMD EXPO. This is multiple entry visa.

ATTENTION: if you decide to apply for business visa, please, be advised, that we recommend that you contact us in the range of 3 to 2 months prior to the departure to secure your business visa.

To apply for business visa, please, contact IMD Expo by e-mail.


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