Housed in a restored 19th-century palace, Four Seasons Lion Palace St Petersburg is truly fit for royalty. Passing by, you can’t miss the bold-yellow facade with its large, white pillars or the ornate, neoclassical moldings. Inside, the hotel celebrates the glamour of imperial Russia in all its grandeur, from the opulent fabrics to the welcome offering of black caviar and a glass of champagne. The Lobanov Presidential Suite is a masterpiece. As expected, the suite is draped in luxury. There are printed, yellow silk curtains that frame the oversized windows (with views out onto St Isaac’s Cathedral) and an elaborate canopy above the bed. Flecks of gold are incorporated whenever possible, from detailing on chairs to picture frames. The suite also has a terrace overlooking the city with loungers for relaxing after a day spent wandering.