Belmond Grand Hotel Europe in St Petersburg has unveiled a stylish new restaurant, AZIA, its most ambitious and anticipated culinary opening to date. Paying tribute to Asia’s vibrant gastronomic culture and heritage, the 140-seat restaurant is designed by renowned Japanese interior design firm Super Potato who drew inspiration from the Far East and Russia.
AZIA forms parts of a larger phased refurbishment at Belmond Grand Hotel Europe. In 2014, the hotel launched six ultra-luxury suites, including the largest Presidential Suite in St Petersburg and in same year all conference and event facilities were updated. This came hot on the heels of the careful restoration of the hotel’s neo-baroque facade, which completed in 2013. The work comes at an exciting time for the hotel as it celebrates its 140th anniversary in 2015.