December 2020 turned out to be successful for the Grand Hotel Vidgof. The only five—star hotel in Chelyabinsk has won the first Russian Business Travel & MICE Award, a landmark event in the world of Russian business tourism, which annually gathers the country's leading players in the MICE and business travel industry. Grand Hotel Vidgof is recognized as the leader in the nomination "The best regional hotel for events". In addition, the hotel has signed a contract with Russian Railways for the delivery of dishes from the gourmet restaurant "Courage" to the dining cars ordered by train passengers. How did the hotel manage to take a new height? And what other projects have been implemented in the context of the pandemic?
The chosen one — according to the version of guests and experts.
What kind of hotel should be in order for businessmen planning business congresses, meetings or just going on a business trip to stay in it? The expert opinion on this matter is formulated simply: a business hotel should be strict, equipped with the latest technology, have conference rooms at its disposal and a list of services corresponding to the status.
The Grand Hotel Vidgof fully meets these parameters, which allowed the Chelyabinsk hotel to enter the top of the best along with the venues of Moscow, St. Petersburg and Yekaterinburg. According to the results of the 11th federal award Russian Business Travel & MICE Award Grand Hotel Vidgof received the award as "The best regional hotel for events".
— Receiving the main Russian award in the field of business tourism is very honorable for us. This is a kind of "Oscar" in the hotel business, — says the manager of the hotel chain Julia Vidgof. — 94 applicants competed for awards in 11 nominations. A total of 75,000 reviews were submitted for them during the three months that the vote was conducted. We appreciated the opinion of each guest who voted for us. That is, the nominees overcame the initial stage thanks to their guests and partners. At the end of November, the final selection of the winners and laureates was carried out by the expert council. The geography of the participants was traditionally wide — from Kaliningrad to Krasnoyarsk and from Murmansk to Sochi. As you can see, the two-stage procedure for selecting market leaders is as objective as possible.
From the very first day of its existence, the skyscraper hotel has become synonymous with prestige, a high level of service and the venue for a variety of events - from congresses and press conferences to social events and corporate team building. Throughout its history, the Grand Hotel Vidhof has met many famous people: politicians and businessmen, representatives of the creative elite and show business stars, trying to satisfy the needs of each category of visitors as much as possible.
— Becoming a guest of the Grand Hotel Vidgof, everyone will find themselves surrounded by refined luxury, courtesy and delicate service, — Yulia Vidgof adds.
From the gourmet restaurant "Courage" — to the table of railway passengers.
A landmark business event for the Grand Hotel Vidgof was the partnership with Russian Railways. An agreement on cooperation in the field of hot food delivery has been signed between the companies. The dining cars and bistro cars on the trains are returning to work after the pandemic, and food will now be delivered to passengers traveling in any direction from the gourmet restaurant "Courage" located in the Grand Hotel Vidhof. It is easy to study the menu and make an order using a special Russian Railways mobile application.
— There is no need to deny yourself the pleasure of tasting great cuisine from the chef of one of the best restaurants in Chelyabinsk, even if you are on the way, - says the general director of the Grand Hotel Vidgof, Baylov Ivan Olegovich. — Our establishments take into account a variety of tastes and are focused on cooking all kinds of dishes from the best cuisines of the world.
The menu of the restaurant "Courage" includes cold and hot snacks, salads, soups, fish and seafood dishes, poultry meat, Italian dishes and desserts. For example, Mediterranean grilled octopus with avocado will make the journey by rail more vivid and delicious, and fans of simple solutions will be pleased with the "Imperial ear" or pizza "Meat Feast". Any order will be delivered to the dining car or compartment fresh and hot. Exceptional service and high quality are the hallmark of the restaurants of the BOVID group of companies.
When the chef personally prepared dinner for you.
During the pandemic, Grand Hotel Vidgof launched a new delivery service. During the days of self—isolation, a delicious and varied menu — from salads to desserts - helped brighten up the home quarantine and even on New Year's and holidays significantly facilitate the life of housewives. Grand Hotel Vidgof provided a service of delivery of restaurant dishes to any point of Chelyabinsk and to country villages last spring. Today, the option has been recognized and loved by the residents of the city.
— Our menu includes dishes of Italian, Japanese, European and Russian cuisines, — says Yulia Vidgof. — If you want to feed the whole family tasty and healthy, then the offers from the restaurant "Courage" will definitely appeal to you. Our chef uses environmentally friendly and healthy products of the highest quality, and each dish in his performance becomes a real culinary masterpiece!
For the sweet tooth, incredibly delicious desserts are available according to the signature recipes of the pastry chef of the Grand Hotel Vidgof: sorbets, fondans, strudels and cheesecakes. You can place an order by calling +7 912-790-10-01.
To keep lunch or dinner warm, couriers use thermos bags. The dishes are delivered in sealed packages and effectively preserved, it is enough just to put them on plates and serve them on the table. Among the most popular orders are duck, steaks, sushi, pizzas and pies.
Justifies the title of the first.
The exceptional architecture and unique interior design turns the Grand Hotel Vidgof into a place of attraction for new and regular customers, whose purpose can be both private business trips and large corporate events. Events of various scales are organized here, turnkey events are held with the possibility of providing equipment and catering.
On the territory of the five-star hotel there are nine high-tech conference halls of various capacities, gourmet restaurants and business cafes. Guests are offered options where to have lunch, drink coffee or schedule a business meeting: partners can be invited to the author's restaurant "Clouds", located at an altitude of 100 meters, karaoke bar and gourmet restaurant "Courage", lobby bar "Senator", cafe "Caramel" or "Gourmet". Breakfast is served in the banquet hall "Dome", the spacious interior of which is decorated with a large glass dome.
The hotel is located in the city center on Lenin Avenue. On the one hand, fashionable establishments of the South Ural capital are concentrated in the hotel building, but at the same time, those who want to relax and unwind are offered a course of wellness programs, swimming and sports in the Vidgof Fitness Center. Business tourists who prefer to conduct business trips in a healthy lifestyle format will be pleased with the azure 25-meter swimming pool with a three-stage ozone water purification system without chlorine. Finnish and Turkish saunas, SPA complex with relaxation rooms and special programs.
The service of the hotel is so perfect that its visitors do not have to think about everyday trifles. Options — from the services of a makeup artist to ordering a transfer — Grand Hotel Vidgof takes over.
The hotel has 139 rooms of various categories. Each suite is a design solution for the comfort of any guest. For the most demanding guests, we are ready to offer accommodation in luxury presidential apartments. The Grand Hotel Vidgof has absolutely everything for a successful business and a comfortable stay.