The capital of Ukraine, Kiev is one of the oldest inhabited cities in Eastern Europe. As soon as you set foot in the city, it becomes evident from the architecture that the buildings, ancient and ultra modern, are vying for their space under the sun, and somehow are surviving in perfect harmony. Full of centuries old temples, mosques and churches, Kiev is a treasure trove waiting to be discovered and sifted through. Pinchuk Art Centre is a particular favorite among tourists, featuring rotating exhibits crafted by the biggest names in the European contemporary art industry. St. Sophia’s Cathedral is a major attraction, even for those not religiously inclined. The gold domed roofs seem to glint and wink in the sunlight, and beckon tourists towards them.
With accommodation aplenty, choosing a hotel in Kiev is no trouble. Premier Palace, located in downtown Kiev, is not just a hotel but also a heritage site. In fact, it is the only historic hotel in the city, where all the rooms, the lobby, the restaurants have a story of their own to tell. They serve a large number of cuisines to tantalize even the most discerning palates. Hyatt Regency, another great hotel in Kiev, is located in proximity to the important entertainment and commercial hubs of the city, including the shopping mecca, Kreshchatyk Street as well as St. Michael’s Monastery. They offer elegantly decorated rooms, in combination with a grandeur that makes you feel like royalty.