MAIA Luxury Resort & Spa receives Best Island Hotel by Prime Traveller Awards 2017


We are delighted to announce that MAIA Luxury Resort & Spa has been awarded Best Island Hotel by Prime Traveller Awards 2017.

Prime Traveller is a luxury lifestyle magazine distributed in Russia and its surrounding Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS).  The award was announced at a glittering affair at Turandot, one of Moscow’s premier
restaurants, on 30 May 2017.

Maria Topolskaya, General Director of TOP Signature PR Agency, accepted the award on behalf of MAIA.  Attached please find the  pic of Maria receiving the award, press release and winners banner/logo.

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Power charging stations for electric busses to be created in Moscow

On 2 June 2017, at 17:30, in the Hall for signing agreements H2 (Pavillion H), within the framework of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, Siemens AG and VNIIR JSC (part of the ABS Electro group) signed an agreement on intentions to work together in projects on the creation of charging infrastructure for electric buses in Russia.

The project was initiated by the Department of Transport of Moscow, as well as other Russian regions interested in the introduction of new technologies. It is worth noting that the Moscow authorities implement the corresponding infrastructure solutions for the capital, including the purchase of electric buses.

Siemens AG has a widely-known experience in development and production of different types of power equipment for mass transit system electrification, particularly high-power fast-charging stations for electric buses. The charging time for such stations is 4-10 minutes, while the whole process is carried out through automated pantographs (current collectors). Such infrastructure projects are already implemented in several European cities such as Hamburg, Stockholm, Vienna, Goteborg and Montreal etc. where till present successfully function innovative environmentally friendly mass transit.

VNIIR JSC is well-experienced in development, production, and implementation of wide spectre of power equipment on the Russian market and particularly in Moscow.

Successful experience of operating electric busses shows that implementation and thewide use of innovative environmentally friendly mass transit, allow to achieve high energy efficiency rates, reduce the risk of congestion due to the use of a more mobile mode of transport, and significantly reduce noise and gas pollution by eliminating CO2 emissions and using energy from renewable sources.

Press statement: Roscongress

Photo Essay: Answer the Call of the Drakensberg Mountains this Africa Month

As Africa Month draws to a close, we zoom in on one of South Africa (and the world’s) most picturesque holiday destinations:  The Drakensberg Mountains.

If you’re travelling from Joburg, the four and a half hour-drive to the Drakensberg is a very scenic one that allows time to pass before you can say ‘road trip’, and if you’re coming from Durban, prepare a two and half-hour playlist for your listening pleasure.

Once you’ve reached the KZN treasure spot, the perfect home for the duration of  your stay should undoubtedly be the Drakensberg Sun Resort.  This family-friendly resort – that falls under the Tsogo Sun Group – is the ideal resting place if you’re looking to take a break from the hustle and bustle of  city life. Although, much rest cannot be promised with all the activities available at your family’s disposal.

Your trip might have caused a rumble in the tummy, so once you’re all settled and checked into your Standard Room, Superior Room, Executive Room, or the luxurious Presidential Suite (because options are imperative), head down to the Lakeview Restaurant that has just undergone renovations worth R3,7 million.  The buffet feast available for breakfast, lunch and supper is nothing short of delectable, boasting authentic South African delicacies for the whole family.

Up for the adventure of your life? How could you not be while in between the Drakensberg Mountains? Take the family on the Drakenberg Canopy Tour®, situated in the Central Drakensberg between Cathkin Peak and Champagne Castle. The Canopy Tour® takes you on a 12-slide zip lining tour, gliding between trees and cliffs and experiencing Mother Nature at her absolute best. Fancy yourself a daredevil? The highest slide is 65 metres high, and the longest is 180 metres. The trained guides will see to it that you’re both safe and entertained. Remember the Canopy Tour® is open to anyone over 5 years and under 160 KGs but booking is essential!


If you’re into horseback-riding, book a session at the Cathkin Equestrian Centre just metres away from the Drakensberg Sun Resort. Depending on your level of experience, you could opt for an hour long ride, or even an overnight trip to a secluded private cottage in Wonder Valley behind the Matterhorn.

Of course, relaxation is right at the top of the list of things-to-do. Go on a sunset boat trip on the Resort’s private lake with some of the choicest bubbles, while taking in all the tranquillity you possibly can. Block out the noise and stop by the Spoilt Green Eco-Spa situated on the premises of the Drakensberg Sun Resort.

You might want to take along your camera to capture the rich natural beauty of the Drakensberg Sun Resort. There’s so much to do and see at the Drakensberg Sun Resort, that at some point, you just want to stop and say Mama Africa, how we love you.

To find out more about the Drakensberg Sun Resort, click here.

Images: Supplied

New Delhi Through The Lense

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Location: New Delhi, India
Images: Allistair Lyne

Welcome to Moscow’s majestic heavenly hotel

Set in the heart of Russia’s capital city the newly refurbished five-star Moscow Marriott Royal Aurora Hotel epitomises the experience of luxury and comfort.

The hotel’s timeless beauty bridges the gap between historic masterpiece and contemporary elegance. The Moscow Marriott Royal Aurora hotel has enjoyed a five-star accolade over the years, not only for its culturally artistic beauty but for its excellent services and staff. All 232 guest rooms and suites are revamped, each with a mini bar, high speed internet access and luxurious linen. This lavish hotel re-lives the country’s traditional art legacy, with its deluxe suites bearing the names of iconic romantic music composer, Tchaikovsky and celebrated classical composer, Glinka. The rooms’ fine touches of grey and warm beige colours compliment the natural wood and oak parquet flooring.

Located in Ulitsa Petrovka, one of Moscow’s famous historic streets, the hotel has seven floors which ensures you enjoy the view of Russia’s busy and world-renowned Bolshoi’s Theatre, Kremlin and Red Square, which are a few minutes’ walk to the hotel. The exquisite bathrooms, with showers and bathtubs are clothed in Bianco Carrara marble, a white stone from Italy, as well as a Brazilian Azul Macaubas granite. Comfortable bathrobes you can wrap yourself in, as well as slippers and hair driers are available.

The hotel’s facelift started in November 2015 and it is ready to welcome its guests. Its stylish environment is inviting to couples, families with pets permitted in the hotel, as well as business people. The spacious, stylish rooms, which have 24-hour room services, provide a great environment for wedding or business conferences. In addition, experienced event coordinators and catering staff will provide their services to detail. Business travellers will enjoy the hotel’s business offerings, including six conference rooms, which are 6 082 square feet. The Petrovsky Ballroom, with full-service catering, houses up to 300 people for you to host. Other business offerings include fax service, secretarial service and translators.

More luxurious features to look forward to in the Moscow Marriot Royal Aurora hotel include full fitness centre, a heated swimming pool, a hot tub and a Guerlain Beauty Salon and Spa.

After a long busy day, unwind and enjoy a selection of specialty cocktails with friends, family or business partners at the lobby bar. The highly-recommended restaurant in the hotel, the Polo Club, is the original steakhouse in Moscow, while Aurora, the hotel’s all-day restaurant, is the best place to gratify your taste-buds.

With gorgeous guest rooms, stunning suites and enticing eateries, this state of the art hotel is the accommodation choice for both business and leisure travellers.

For bookings, visit:

By: Kati Dijane