A Gentleman in Moscow
One of the surprise blockbuster bestselling books of the last decade was Amor Towles’ novel, A Gentleman In Moscow. It was a New York Times hardcover bestseller for 59 weeks and on the National Indie Bestseller list virtually every week since it was published, through the end of 2018 and sold 1.5million copies! The book tells the story of a Russian aristocrat living under house arrest in a luxury hotel in Moscow for more than thirty years.
If the story captured your imagination, visit Moscow and stay at the legendary Metropol Hotel where the novel is set. You will stay in one of the newly refurbished bedrooms. Part of the experience is a personal tour of the public areas with a hotel-insider that can tell you the secrets of this historic building that was created by a patron of the arts - Savva the Great. Savva wanted to build a palace of the arts directly opposite the famed Bolshoi Theater, where you will be taken backstage to see behind the scenes of the stage that has hosted some of the most famous Russian ballet and opera performers since 1776.
See the itinerary here.