Corinthia St. Petersburg: ‘Beliye Nochi’
The phenomenon of “White Nights” is not unique to St. Petersburg, yet in no other northern city has it received such poetic and literary acclaim. What could be more romantic than a walk along the banks of the city’s rivers and canals in almost broad daylight, no matter the time of day? No other major European city can rival this experience; the atmosphere on the streets of St. Petersburg is abuzz day and night during the summer months – lively, friendly, romantic and bustling with people!
From late May to early July the nights are bright in St. Petersburg, with the brightest period extending from June 11th to July 2nd. The ‘White Nights’ (Beliye Nochi) is a curious phenomenon caused by St. Petersburg’s northern altitude – at 59 degrees 57′ North (roughly the same latitude as Oslo, Norway, the southern tip of Greenland and Seward, Alaska). St. Petersburg is the world’s northern most city with a population of over 1 million, and due to its high altitudnal location the sun does not descend far enough below the horizon for the sky to grow dark. In fact, night and day merge to an extent where the authorities do not need to turn on the city’s streetlights!
Corinthia Hotel St Petersburg has launched a Summer Escape package which embraces the best of the city and the hotel. It takes advantage of the summer period between May and July known as White Nights – or Belye Nochi – the period when St Petersburg enjoys late sunsets and early sunrises, with twilight lasting throughout the night.
For this reason, guests can choose a night sightseeing trip by boat for two as part of the package, exploring the city’s smaller rivers and canals, floating past some of the city’s historic sights, illuminated by the night sky.
About Corinthia Hotel St Petersburg
Corinthia Hotel St Petersburg, an award-winning renovation of two majestic nineteenth-century buildings, boasts an opulent interior showcasing art and modern luxury. Located at the heart of Nevsky Prospect, the city’s main thoroughfare, Corinthia St Petersburg houses 388 elegant rooms and suites, including 95 executive rooms. Refined hospitality, superior service and inspired luxury are at the core of this hotel. From luxurious caviar and blinis to more humble-inspired dishes, all complemented by finely selected drinks lists, the hotel’s restaurants and bars offer outstanding cuisine. With a 1,000-guest capacity and 17 meeting rooms, the hotel further boasts the largest five-star conference and meeting facility in in the city and is the only St Petersburg hotel with a Memorial Museum at its core. Corinthia St Petersburg is a 21st-century grand hotel located in the heart of the city, created with a passion for craftsmanship and an understanding of authentic, world-class service. Corinthia St Petersburg was acquired by Corinthia Hotels in 2002 and underwent a huge renovation and expansion in 2009. It is one of the Corinthia Hotels’ collection of five-star hotels founded by the Pisani family of Malta. For more information, visit corinthia.com/stpetersburg or visit Facebook Corinthia Hotel St Petersburg