THE GRANDEST ROOMS IN A RISING CENTRAL ASIAN CITY
This vision is fuelling ambition, especially in its former capital, Almaty. It is a city with a long history — its former
name, Alma Ata, means “father of apples”, as it is believed to be the first place on earth where apples grew.
Today, Almaty remains the cultural heart and financial centre of the country, with wide streets, cool fountains and museums standing beside new financial towers. The contrast of rickety marshrutka minibuses alongside shiny new SUVs is just one sign of the contemporary vibe converging on the city. In winter, urban dwellers make their way to the Zailiysky Alatau mountain range, which stands on the border of the urban landscape.
Almaty is now gaining more attention from tourists and investors alike, and its spot along the route of the planned 8,445km Western Europe-Western China Expressway is expected to attract even more visitors. Whether you’re just stopping over for refuelling or scouting for business opportunities, you can find top-tier comfort in some of the city’s best hotels.
THE RITZ-CARLTON, ALMATY
The Ritz-Carlton Suite, the premier accommodation choice at The Ritz-Carlton, Almaty, is nestled on the 27th floor of
one of the tallest buildings in the city. Taking full advantage of
its altitude, the suite features floor-to-ceiling windows,
offering views of both the commercial centre and the Alatau
The Rtiz-Carlton, Almaty is located atop the Esentai Tower, one of the city’s most contemporary high-rises
Its location makes the InterContinental Almaty a
convenient base for exploring the city’s cultural destinations.
A 10-minute walk brings you to the Central State Museum of
Kazakhstan, while a five-minute car ride takes you to the
Republic Palace, the Zenkov Cathedral and Kok-Tobe
Mountain. The hotel itself exudes a sense of elegance from a
different time, with palm trees lining the lobby.
MUSEUMS STAND BESIDE NEW FINANCIAL TOWERS
The InterContinental Almaty boasts a central location in the city
ROYAL TULIP ALMATY
The Royal Tulip Almaty opened its doors in 2010 but its
architecture reflects older eras. The hotel building features a
blue dome perched atop a series of Roman pillars, while inside,
a bright lobby welcomes visitors with ivory floors, gold leafaccented
pillars, and chandeliers hanging from a tall ceiling.
Mosaic and marble abound throughout the interiors.
ALMATY REMAINS THE CULTURAL HEART AND FINANCIAL CENTRE OF KAZAKHSTAN
The Royal Tulip Almaty is known for its extra-spacious rooms
Rooms at the Donatello Boutique Hotel offer contemporary art and quirky furniture
DONATELLO BOUTIQUE HOTEL
For a more personal touch in Almaty, there’s Donatello Boutique Hotel, a property easily mistaken
for a private colonial mansion owing to its Art
Nouveau façade. A contemporary arts theme, though,
dominates rooms and common areas. The hotel’s
best room — the 110sqm Donatello Suite — features
a monochromatic palette interspersed with bursts of
colour and pop culture references. It comes with a
studio, private bar, living room and dining area.
RIXOS ALMATY HOTEL
Situated at the heart of the city and close to embassies, Rixos Almaty Hotel — with its vintage white and yellow façade — is hard to miss. Inside, it is an oasis of tropical foliage and cool marble floors with a touch of Art Deco on the edges. Its Presidential Suite occupies 220 square metres and two floors, comprising three bedrooms, three bathrooms, a dining room, lounge, kitchen and balcony with mountain views. The interior theme is a study of colour and texture — think detailed carpets over wooden floors, or Victorian silhouettes paired with minimalist upholstery. The renowned Rixos Almaty Spa features a Turkish bath decorated with traditional Ottoman mosaics.
The Rixos Almaty exudes an elegant vintage charm both in its façade and indoors
The Ritz-Carlton Almaty
Esentai Tower Business Center
Al-Farabi Avenue 77/7, Almaty 050040
T: +7 727 332 8888
Zheltoksan St 181, Almaty 050013
T: +7 727 250 5000
Royal Tulip Almaty
Ospanov Street 401, Almaty 050020
T: +7 727 300 0100
Donatello Boutique Hotel
Dostyk Ave. 535, Almaty
T: +7 727 239 80 18
Kabanbai Batyr Street 510, Almaty
T: +7 727 300 3300